May 17, 2019

ECOTN at ASCRS Conference

At Eye Centers of Tennessee, our doctors are committed to bringing the latest eye care services to our patients in the Upper Cumberland. One way we accomplish this goal is by attending renowned conferences hosted by and for leaders in ophthalmic care.

Drs. Michael and Larry Patterson recently attended the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting in San Diego to learn from and share information with leading eye care professionals across the country.

Dr. Larry Patterson had the honor of introducing speaker Scott Kelly, former military fighter pilot turned astronaut, most recognized for breaking the record for most days spent in space in 2015. Kelly spoke to the President’s Council of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society and grounded his message in the similarities between the processes and procedures he followed in space and the challenges surgeons face on a daily basis.

Dr. Michael Patterson was invited to speak about complications during cataract surgery on behalf of the ASCRS’ YES (Young Eye Surgeons) Clinical Committee, as well as about a novel glaucoma device that can be used to save glaucoma patients’ vision. The YES Committee is comprised of 13 young leaders in ophthalmic care who are pushing forward advancements in eyecare nationwide.

By investing their time and talents into this prestigious event, Drs. Michael and Larry Patterson were able to continue building their network of professional connections that will benefit our practice and our patients for years to come.

We are proud of our doctors and their involvement with the national eye care community. Keep an eye on our blog to stay up to date about how our physicians are contributing to the state of eye care locally, nationally, and around the world.

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