SASCRS was founded in 1982 and is affiliated with the following organisations

ASCRS http://ascrs.org

ESCRS http://escrs.org

IIIC http://www.iiiclub.org

ISRS http://www.aao.org/isrs/

OSSA http://www.ossa.co.za


SASCRS - The Early Years - Milestones

1982 

  • Inauguration of the Southern African Intra Ocular Lens Society (SAIOLS) 
  • On 24 November this Society was inaugurated in Johannesburg with 36 founder members

1983

  • First AGM held in Durban 21 March
  • Exco
    • President Dr Marius Pretorius             
    • Secretary-Treasurer Dr Bob Trope
  • Members
    • Dr Percy Amoils
    • Dr Hubrecht Brody 
    • Dr Basil Kuming
    • Dr Danie Maritz
    • Prof Hennie Meyer
    • Prof Andries Stulting
  • Regional chairs
    • Central Tvl: Dr Bob Trope
    • East Cape: Dr Tev Pienaar
    • Natal: Dr Des Morris
    • Northern Tvl: Dr Neil Murray
    • OFS: Prof Andries Stulting
    • West Cape: Dr Hubrecht Brody

1985

  • First Congress:  25-26 October,  at the Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg
  • Keynote speakers:  Dr Dennis Shepard and Dr John Wiesel 
  • Attended by 80 South African delegates
  • First Honorary member:  Dr Edward Epstein, SA Pioneer of lens implantation 
  • Affiliated to ASCRS

1986

  • Affiliated to IIIC

1987

  • Name changed to Southern African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (SASCRS)


CONGRESS 2019

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SASCRS 2019 Congress 

on Anterior Segment Diseases and Anterior Segment Surgery

31 July to 3 August 2019 

Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa


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Programmes will include

Workshops, Courses, User Meetings, Symposia, Plenary Sessions

Two-day Programme for Ophthalmic Personnel and a

Commercial exhibition by companies in the ophthalmic industry 

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Epstein Memorial Lecture


The Epstein Lecture is dedicated to the late Dr Edward Epstein, who was the South African pioneer in the development of pseudophakic correction in cataract surgery in the fifties. He was a founding member and honorary member of the SASCRS.

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Kritzinger Safari Award Lecture


The Kritzinger Safari Award Lecture is a prestigious named lecture in honour of the late Dr Michiel Kritzinger. He distinguished himself as a pioneer in modern refractive surgery and identified the need to promote the subspecialty.

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SASCRS HISTORY


1982

South African Intra Ocular Lens Society (SAIOLS)
On 24 November this Society was inaugurated in Johannesburg with 36 founder members

1983

First AGM held in Durban 21 March
Exco
President Dr Marius Pretorius
Secretary-Treasurer Dr Bob Trope

Members
Dr Percy Amoils
Dr Hubrecht Brody
Dr Basil Kuming
Dr Danie Maritz
Prof Hennie Meyer
Prof Andries Stulting

Regional chairs
Central Tvl: Dr Bob Trope
East Cape: Dr Tev Pienaar
Natal: Dr Des Morris
Northern Tvl: Dr Neil Murray
OFS: Prof Andries Stulting
West Cape: Dr Hubrecht Brody

1985

First Congress, 25-26 October, at the Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg
Keynote speakers: Dr Dennis Shepard and Dr John Wiesel
Attended by 80 South African delegates

First Honorary member Dr Edward Epstein, SA Pioneer of lens implantation

Affiliated to ASCRS

1986

Affiliated to IIIC

1987

Name changed to Southern African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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