When you hear about humanitarian eye care, often your first impression is of outreach to a faraway developing nation. But there are patients, even in countries like the United States, who face the challenge of affording cataract surgery.
As immediate past president of the ASCRS Executive Committee, ASCRS members know Robert Cionni, MD, The Eye Institute of Utah, Salt Lake City. In addition to his volunteer leadership, Dr. Cionni has been a dedicated ASCRS member for more than 27 years. He is a leading authority in refractive cataract surgery, pioneering some of the most advanced cataract and implant techniques.
For the last four years, Matthew Wesson, MD, [Tupelo, MS] has awoken very early on the Sunday morning of ASCRS’ Annual Meeting. Before the sun is up, rain or shine, he laces up his running shoes and heads out to do something good for his health, and for those in need.