Leading ophthalmologist, Neil Griffin, M.D., will present a live surgical demonstration at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Dr. Griffin will be partnering with SightLife Surgical to provide the live surgical demonstration on DMEK (Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keraplasty) and Geuder Glass Cannula. Dr. Griffin is considered an industry leader on DMEK and other specialized corneal surgeries. DMEK is considered one of the most modern partial corneal transplant techniques that replaces only the diseased posterior section of a patients’s cornea. Ophthalmologists will see firsthand how the Geuder Glass Cannula can improve DMEK procedures. Also, watch how the pre-sterilized cannula, with its 2.5 mm incision size and easy-to-load opening, allows for controlled injection into the anterior chamber and safe, effective, and efficient surgeries.
Dr. Griffin specializes in cataract refractive surgery, LASIK surgery and corneal diseases. He is a pioneer in endokeratoplasty, a new type of corneal transplantation technique. He has presented study results and his technique to surgeons in both the United States and abroad. As an Ophthalmologist leader in the field he continues to instruct corneal surgeons on the latest advancements.
Dr. Griffin received his medical degree from the University of Alabama, School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He served his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and completed his residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He received his highly-specialized fellowship in cornea and external disease from the University of Texas in Houston. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.