Dr. Michael Lawless trained in cornea and external diseases with Prof. Doug Coster in Adelaide and in cornea and refractive surgery with Prof. Richard Troutman in New York. Back in Sydney, he was the first surgeon to perform LASIK in 1995 and cataract surgery with the femtosecond laser in 2011. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbook chapters on innovations in eye surgery and delivered a keynote lecture on the future of laser cataract surgery at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2012. He was the president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery in 2001, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Royal North Shore Hospital from 2000 to 2006, and convenor of the cataract scientific program at the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in 2013.

Summary of Presentations

Thursday, 19 July 2018
15:30 – 17:00hrs
Sukhothai Room 2
MasterClass (MC10): Intrastromal Refractive Surgery
Tips & Tricks for a Better SMILE
Friday, 20 July 2018
14:00 – 16:35hrs
Phayao Room 3
Free Paper (FP3): Refractive Surgery
Tear Film Osmolarity in a Cohort of 1150 Patients Undergoing Refractive Surgery Assessment
(5 minutes presentation)
Saturday, 21 July 2018
11:15 – 12:30hrs
Sukhothai Room 2
Symposium (S13): Deeper Insights – Refractive Surgery Trends
4-Year SMILE data from a Group Practice: An in Depth Quantitative Analysis
(8 minutes presentation with 2 minutes discussion)
14:00 – 15:30hrs
Sukhothai Room 2
Symposium (S14): Far & Near ­– Balance in Correcting Presbyopia
Qualitative Analysis of Trifocals IOLs
(8 minutes presentation with 2 minutes discussion)