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    An Alliance of Leaders in Cataract & Refractive Surgery

    New York Intraocular Lens Implant Society

  • New York Intraocular Lens Implant Society

    An Alliance of Leaders in Cataract & Refractive Surgery

  • About NYIOLIS

    The 4th Oldest, Still Running, IntraOcular Lens Society in the World

    History

     

    The intraocular lens (IOL) implant was a technological breakthrough developed by Harold Ridley of England in 1950. Ahead of his time, he faced intense resistance from the academic community -- as did many pioneering cataract surgeons over the next three decades. Shunned from medical meetings, implant surgeons formed IOL societies to advance the science.

     

    The first society, co-founded by Ridley himself, was the Intra-Ocular Implant Club in 1966. The second IOL society was founded in the US in 1974: the American Intra-Ocular Implant Society, A year later, the European Implant Lens Council was formed as an amalgamation of the European national IOL societies. During that era, New York City was (and still is) a hotbed of cataract surgery innovation, home to the founder of phacoemulsifcation, Charles Kelman, and in 1978 the NYIOLIS was formed. It is believed to be the 4th oldest, still running IOL society in the world.

    Timeline

    1. 1966 - Intra-Ocular Implant Club  
      Now the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club (IIIC)
      283 current international members
       
    2. 1974 - American Intra-Ocular Implant Society 
      Now the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).  
      9000 current international members.
       
    3. 1975 - European Implant Lens Council  
      Now the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS).
      5000 current international members.
       
    4. 1978 - New York IOL Implant Society (NYIOLIS) 
      42 current US members.

    Today

    Today, ASCRS and ESCRS are the world's largest international organizations for cataract and refractive surgeons with open memberships. The IIIC and the NYIOLIS have retained their prestigious, invite-only exclusivity into the present day. The NYIOLIS membership is comprised of pioneers in the field of ophthalmology, including 5 past presidents of ASCRS.

  • New York IOL Implant Society Officers

    2021-2023 Term

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    Christopher T. Coad, MD

    President

    Dr. Coad practices
    in
    New York City

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    Cynthia Matossian, MD

    Immediate Past President

    Dr. Matossian practices
    in
    NJ & PA

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    Scott M. Spector, MD

    Treasurer

    Dr. Spector practices

    in

    Connecticut

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    Herbert Gould, MD

    Founding Secretary

    One of the original founders of the society in 1978, Dr. Gould has maintained meticulous meeting minutes for decades.

  • Our Membership

    By Election

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    John Aljian, MD

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    Abha R Amin, MD

     

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    Lisa B. Arbisser, MD

    Associate Member

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    Leonard M. Bley, MD

     

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    Ashley Brissette, MD

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    Christopher T. Coad, MD

    President

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    Nancy H. Coles, MD

    Past President 2007-2009

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    Arthur M. Cotliar, MD

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    Mary Davidian, MD

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    Robert Ditkoff, MD

    Past President 2013-2015 

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    Jack Dodick, MD

    Founding Member

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    Eric Donnenfeld, MD

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    Paul H. Ernest, MD

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    Robert Friedman, MD

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    Sadeer Hannush, MD
     

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    Stephen D. Klyce, PhD

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    Howie Kornstein, MD

    Past President 2017-2019

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    Jerome H. Levy, MD

    Founding Member

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    Jay Lippman, MD

    Past President 2011-2013

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    Maurice Luntz, MD

    Emeritus

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    Cynthia Matossian, MD

    Immediate Past President

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    Marguerite McDonald, MD

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    Marc Michelson, MD

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    Anita Nevyas-Wallace, MD

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    Jeffrey Nightingale, MD

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    Mark F. Pyfer, MD

    Past President 2019-2021

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    Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD

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    Tal Raviv, MD

    Past President 2015-2017

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    Robert Ritch, MD

    Emeritus

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    Richard Rosen, MD, FACS, FASRS, FARVO

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    Kenneth Rosenthal, MD

    Past President 2009-2011

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    Steven G. Safran, MD

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    Scott M. Spector, MD

     

     

     

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    Larry Sperber, MD

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    Christopher E. Starr, MD

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    Steven Stetson, MD

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    Liviu Saimovici, MD

    6/01/50-1/28/22

    distinguished member and beloved friend

  • Meeting Schedule

    2023-2024

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    September 14, 2023

    Sponsors:

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    November 16, 2023

    Sponsors:

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    January 11, 2024

    TBA

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    March 7, 2024

    TBA

    Sponsors:

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    May 2, 2024

    TBA

    Sponsors:

  • Meeting Schedule

    2022-2023

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    September 8, 2022

    Sponsors:

    Brevium

    Visus

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    November 3, 2022

    Sponsors:

    Rayner
    ClearWave

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    January 5, 2023

    La Marjorelle

    Sponsors:

    CoFi

    Rx Sight

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    March 9, 2023

    Sponsors:

    ESW

    LensAR

     

     

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    May 11, 2023

    Sponsors:

    Centricity

    Scope Medical/Optase

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    June 2023

    NYIOLIS SOCIAL

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    September 14, 2023

    Sponsors:

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    November 16, 2023

    TBA

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  • Sponsors

    2022-2023

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    Brevium

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    ClearWave

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    LensAR

     

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    Rayner

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    Visus Therapeutics

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    Scope Medical/Optase

     

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    CoFi

     

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    RxSight

     

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    ESW Vision

     

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    Optase

     

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    Centricity Vision

     

  • Meeting Schedule

    2021-2022

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    September 8, 2022

    Location: TBD

    Sponsors:

    Brevium

    Visus

     

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    November 3, 2022

    Location:  TBD

    Sponsors:

    Bausch + Lomb

    Omidria/Rayner

     

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    January 6, 2023

    Location: TBD

    Sponsors:

    Centricity Vision
    Allergan
     

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    March 9, 2023

    Location: TBD

    Sponsors: 

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    May 4, 2023

    Location: TBD

    Sponsors: 

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    June 15, 2023

    NYIOLIS SOCIAL

  • Sponsors

    2021-2022

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    Brevium

     

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    Visus

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    Bausch + Lomb

     

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    Centricity Vision

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    Rayner

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    Allergan

  • Past Meetings

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    #1 - Fall 2018

    New York Yacht club

    September 7th

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    #2 - Fall 2018

    Plaza Athenee

    November 1st

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    #3 - Winter 2019

    21 Club

    January 3rd

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    #4 - Winter 2019

    Vaucluse

    March 7th

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    #5 - Spring 2019

    Plaza athenee

    May 9th

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    September 5, 2019

    park avenue autumn

    Sponsor: Omeros Corp

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    November 7, 2019

    vaucluse

    Sponsors: Sight Sciences, Marsden Advisors

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    January 9, 2020

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    Sponsors: Sun Pharma, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals

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    March 5, 2020

    21 club

    Sponsors: Glaukos, Zeiss, Scope Dry Eye

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    May 7, 2020

    remote video conference

    Sponsors: Eyevance, Quidel

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    September 10, 2020

    remote video conference

    Sponsor: Stroma Medical

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    November 5, 2020

    remote video conference

    Sponsors: Dompe´, Science Based Health

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    January 7, 2021

    remote video conference

    Sponsor: Upneeq

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    March 4, 2021

    remote video conference

    Sponsor: Oculus USA

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    May 6, 2021

    daniel

    Sponsors: Sight Sciences, RxSight

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