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Prospective Study to Evaluate Performance and Acceptability of Variable Spot-Scanning Refractive Ablations With Excimer Laser System

W. Bruce Jackson, MD, FRCSC, Canada

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About the Presenter:

Practice: University of Ottawa Eye Institute, The Ottawa Hospital

Academic Position: Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

W. Bruce Jackson completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Western Ontario which was followed by an ophthalmology residency at McGill University, Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. He did a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation, UCSF, funded by the Medical Research Council of Canada. He then joined the Faculty of McGill University for seventeen years and developed a Cornea and External Disease Fellowship Program, graduating twelve fellows and initiated the McGill Low Vision Clinic. In 1986, he became Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the Royal Victoria Hospital and in 1987, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at McGill, Program Director, and Research Director.

In 1991, Dr. Jackson moved to Ottawa to establish the new University of Ottawa Eye Institute, Ottawa General Hospital. He became Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa and Director General of the Eye Institute until June 30th, 2008. He started the excimer laser program at the Eye Institute in 1992 and has recruited a research team of six into this program. He has developed and carried out clinical research in the treatment of myopia, myopic astigmatism, hyperopia, and hyperopic astigmatism and PresbyLASIK from 1993. As a result of this program, additional research projects have been funded by Industry, MRC, and CIHR.

In 1979, Dr. Jackson founded the Canadian External Disease and Cornea Society and chaired the Society until 1988. He is past Chairman of the Association of Canadian University of Professors of Ophthalmology. He has been an oral examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a member of the written Test Committee. He is a reviewer for many ophthalmic journals and a consultant to the Health Protection Branch, Bureau of Human Prescription Drugs, Health Canada.

Dr. Jackson is the recipient, to name a few, of the following awards:
• Castroviejo Medal Award Recipient, The Cornea Society - 2007
• The Ottawa Life Sciences Council Career Achievement Award - 2006
• Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology - 2005
• Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal Recipient – 2002
• University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine Award of Excellence – 2001
• Researcher of the Year, Ottawa General Hospital – 1996
and key lecturer at the following meetings:
• Dubins’ Lecturer, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY - 2009
• Castroviejo Lecturer, The Cornea Society, AAO - 2007
• A.J. Bedell Lecturer – Wills Eye Conference, Philadelphia, PA – 2003
• 13th Sean B. Murphy Lecturer, 24th Annual Clinical and Scientific Research Day McGill University, Department of Ophthalmology – 2001
• 1st Annual Bruce Jackson Lecture, Canadian Cornea/External Disease and Refractive Surgery Society Meeting - 2001
• Richard L. Lindstrom Surgical Keynote Lecturer, CLAO – 2000
• Keynote Lecturer, Refractive Surgery Interest Group (RSIG), American Academy of Ophthalmology - 2000

Jackson, W. Bruce; Rootman, David S.; Wiens, James; Blaylock, John F.; Saliba, Amelia; Wang, Ying

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