Abstract # P-240 Choice of IOL in Pediatric Cataract Surgery

Wilson, M. Edward
Charleston, SC, USA

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About the Presenter:
M. Edward Wilson, Jr., M.D.

M. Edward Wilson, Jr., MD is the Director of the Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute and the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). In addition, he holds the Pierre Gautier Jenkins Endowed Chair. His medical specialty is Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus. He has been awarded the academic rank of Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Wilson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina and his medical doctorate (MD) from MUSC. After completion of his internship in internal medicine and his residency in ophthalmology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Wilson completed fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Childrenís Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Wilson served as commander in the United States Navy Medical Corps from 1980-1990. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and was twice awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.

Dr. Wilson is a Diplomate (Board Certified) of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a Senior Honor Award recipient from both the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition to the many current and past committee and Board positions, Dr. Wilson is Executive Editor of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and serves as the Pediatric Issues Consultant to the National FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel. The South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology selected him for the inaugural Ophthalmologist-of-the-year Award in 2001. He is a past president of JCAHPO and is the President-elect of his County Medical Society.

Dr. Wilsonís patient care and research interests include cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation for children as well as the full range of strabismus (eye misalignment) disorders in children and adults. He has been awarded over one million dollars in grant support for research over the years. He has trained surgeons from across the USA and from nearly every corner of the globe. He has given more than 500 invited presentations at national and international conferences including nine named lectures. He has published over 200 scientific papers and chapters on a wide variety of subjects. His latest book on Pediatric Cataract Surgery was published in 2005 and is the only text of its kind in the World.

Dr. Wilson has received the Best Doctors in America award each year for more than a decade and has also been consistently selected for Americaís Top Doctors.

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Wilson, M. Edward; Trivedi , Rupal H.

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