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David B. Cano M.D.

Education

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    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine, 1989
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    Oxford University School of Medicine, Headington, England
    Department of Ophthalmology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Spring 1989
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    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    Degree:  Bachelor of Science (with High Honors)
    Major: Biochemistry, 1984
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    John I. Leonard High School, West Palm Beach, Florida
    Graduated in the top 1% of the Class, June 1980

Post-Graduate Training

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    University of Melbourne Fellowship: Cornea, External Disease, Refractive and Anterior Segment Surgery The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1995
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    Case Western Reserve University Ophthalmology Residency Program University Hospitals of Cleveland, MetroHealth Medical Center, and Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993
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    Mount Sinai - Case Western Reserve Transitional Year Internship Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, 1990

Medical License

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    Ohio State Medical Board
    Dates: Since 1991
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    Florida State Medical Board
    Dates: Since 1995

Board Certification

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    American Board of Ophthalmology
    Board Certified – Since October 1996 and ten year re-certifications in 2006 & 2016

Hospital Affiliations

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    American Board of Ophthalmology
    Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida
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    St. Mary’s Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

Academic Affiliations

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    Larkin Community Hospital Ophthalmology Residency Program, Miami, Florida, Supervising Attending 2017 – current
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    Nova Southeastern University , Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Adjunct Assistant Professor 1997 – 2001
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    University of Melbourne, Department of Ophthalmology, Melbourne, Australia Research Associate 1994 – 1995

Memberships

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    Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
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    American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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    Florida Society of Ophthalmology
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    International Society of Refractive Surgery
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    Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society
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    Executive’s Association of the Palm Beaches
Dr. David B. Cano, M.D.

Dr. Cano is a formally trained, experienced board-certified ophthalmic surgeon. He is a graduate of University of Florida where he received his B.S. in Biochemistry with High Honors and of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he received his M.D. He completed his Ophthalmology training at the Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland and continued with formal corneal and refractive fellowship training at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He is not only a highly skilled surgeon, adept at corneal transplant and cataract removal, but also expert in the most technologically advanced methods of laser vision correction technology and cataract surgery.  These include new blade-less laser cataract surgery as well as blade-less LASIK and PRK for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism as well as the use of the femtosecond laser for blade free cataract surgery.

Dr. Cano has been in private practice treating the community of Greater Palm Beach since 1995. He has authored numerous research articles, conducted studies, provided expert peer consultation, taught on the university level and lectured throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has been featured on Channel 12 News, honored by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology in 2000 with the “Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award,” selected as “Ophthalmologist of the Year” in 2002 by the Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society and was awarded the James W. Clower, Jr, MD, Community Service Award by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology in 2012.

He is a past president of both the Palm Beach County and Florida Societies of Ophthalmology, serves as the current Chairman of the FOR EYE Care Foundation of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and is honored with his selection as a Councilor of the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology as a representative of eye surgeons in the State of Florida.

His expertise includes iLASIK (intralase laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), laser cataract surgery (femtosecond), endothelial keratoplasty, corneal transplants, pterygium surgery, and treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Cano is one of the most highly regarded physicians in our area in his field. He is listed as a “Top Doctor” in his field.

Activities

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    Volunteer and “Call to Heart Ball” Host Committee, Caridad Center Vision Clinic, 2008 – Current
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    Southeastern Regional Council Chair, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2017
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    Past President and current Board Member, Florida Society of Ophthalmology
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    Councilor, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Representative, 2014 - Current
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    Chairman, For Eye Care Foundation of Florida Society of Ophthalmology, 2010 – Current
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    Supervising Attending, Nova Southeastern University School of Medicine / Larkin Community Hospital Ophthalmology Residency Program, 2016 - Current
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    Board Member, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, 1998 – Current
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    Board Member, Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches, 2003 – Current
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    Member, Executives’ Association of the Palm Beaches, 2002 – Current
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    Past President, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, June 2007 – June 2008
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    Past President, Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society, November 1998 - November 2000

Honors & Awards

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    Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, May 2018
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    Heroes in Medicine Award, Palm Beach County Medical Society, April 2018
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    The James W. Clower, Jr. M.D., Community Service Award, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, June 2012
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    Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, Faculty Five Years of Distinguished Service Award, December 2009
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    Ophthalmologist of the Year Award, Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society, December 2002
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    Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, September 2000

Research Experience

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    Research Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Melbourne, Australia. Advisor: Hugh R. Taylor, M.D., Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology 1994 – 1995.
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    Topics: – Excimer laser studies – Excimer laser lamellar keratoplasty – Treatment of myopia and astigmatism, and effects of deep ablation on the endothelium.
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    Resident & Medical Student Investigator, Department of Ophthalmology, C.W.R.U. School of Medicine, Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, and the Retinal Institute, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Retina Associates of Cleveland, Ohio. Advisors: William E. Bruner, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Lawrence J. Singerman, M.D., Director of the Retinal Institute. 1988 – 1993.
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    Topics: – Corneal storage media studies. – Retinal pigment epithelium lysosomal enzyme activity changes with aging and disease including retinitis pigmentosa. – Age-related macular degeneration studies including studies of human serum retinol binding protein, transthyretin, alpha–mannosidase and zinc levels.
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PUBLICATIONS & ABSTRACTS

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    Human Corneal Lysosomal Enzyme Activity in Chondroitin Sulfate Containing Storage Media: K-sol, CSM, and CSM with Dextran and Insulin. DB Cano, RE Wyszynski, WE Bruner, KM Morgan. (Abstract) Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, May 1989; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1989; 30(3)Suppl.: 341
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    Glycohydrolase Activities in Cultured Human Retinal Pigment Epithelium from Donors with Retinitis Pigmentosa. RE Wyszynski, DB Cano, WE Bruner, RB Edwards, P Sternberg. (Abstract) Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, May 1989; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1989; 30(3)Suppl.: 306
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    A Donor-Age-Dependent Change in the Activity of Alpha-Mannosidase In Human Cultured RPE Cells. RE Wyszynski, WE Bruner, DB Cano, KM Morgan, CB Davis, P Sternberg. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1989; 30(11): 2341 – 2347
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    The Effect of hEGF and Insulin on Corneal Metabolism during Optisol Storage. S Putman, J Lass, W Bruner, D Cano, JV Greiner, T Glonek. (Abstract) Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, May 1990; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1990; 31(4)Suppl.: 268
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    A Decrease in Alpha-mannosidase in the Serum of Patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration and the Augmentation of its Activity with Zinc. DM Mirando, RS Kalski, DB Cano, WE Bruner, RE Wyszynski, LJ Singerman. (Abstract) Presented (by DB Cano) as a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, April 1991; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1991; 32(4): 712
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    Serum Alpha-mannosidase, Albumin, Protein and Zinc Levels from Patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration. DB Cano, S Schloff, DM Mirando, RS Kalski, WE Bruner, RE Wyszynski, WJ Castellani, LJ Singerman. (Abstract) Presented as a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, May 1992; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1992; 33(4): 802
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    A Randomized, Prospective, Double-masked Clinical Trial of Optisol vs. Dexsol Corneal Storage Media. JH Lass, WM Bourne, DC Musch, A Sugar, JF Gordon, WJ Reinhart, RF Meyer, DI Patel, WE Bruner, DB Cano, HK Soong, LJ Maguire, RA Laing. Archives of Ophthalmology 1992;110: 1404-1408 Effects of Longer Duration Storage on Human Corneal Lysosomal Enzyme Release in Optisol versus Dexsol. DB Cano, RS Kalski, GJ Dwyer, WE Bruner. (Abstract) Presented as a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, May 1993; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1993; 34(4): 770
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    Serum Retinol Binding Protein and Transthyretin Levels from Patients with Age-related Maculopathy. RS Kalski, DB Cano, WE Bruner, RE Wyszynski, L Kanter, SH Yoo, DM Mirando, S Schloff, LJ Singerman. (Abstract) Presented as a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, May 1993; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1993; 34(4): 1303
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    Age-dependent Lysosomal Enzyme activity of Fresh Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells from Human Eye Donors. KA Cingle, RS Kalski, WE Bruner, L Kanter, SH Yoo-Kim, DB Cano, RE Wyszynski, LJ Singerman. (Abstract) Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, May 1994: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1994; 35(4): 1767
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    The Effect of hEGF and Insulin on Corneal Metabolism during Optisol Storage. JH Lass, SC Putman, WE Bruner, DB Cano, JV Greiner, T Glonek. Cornea 1994; 13(3): 243-249
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    Endothelial Changes with Mid–stromal Excimer Laser Ablations in Human and Porcine Eyes. DB Cano, N Carroll, GA Pollock, GB Allen, CS Mao, MF Ellis, HR Taylor. (Abstract) Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 1995: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1995; 36(4): 3272
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    Central Epithelial Defects in Optisol Stored Corneas. GA Pollock, DB Cano, GB Allen, HR Taylor. (Abstract) Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 1995: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1995; 36(4): 1369
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    Excimer Laser Lamellar Keratoplasty. DB Cano, NA Downie, IM Young, N Carroll, G Pollock, Ph.D. and HR Taylor, M.D. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology. 1995; 23: 189-194
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    Efficacy of Peripheral Corneal Grafts in Peripheral Thinning Disorders of the Cornea. AK Bansal, DB Cano. (Abstract) Presented as a poster at the Centennial Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, Illinois, October 1996: Ophthalmology 1996; 103(9A Supp.): 143
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    Photorefractive Surgery in Australia and Asia Pacific. DB Cano, HR Taylor. Book chapter in “Excimer Lasers in Ophthalmology: Principles and Practice”, edited by CNJ McGhee, HR Taylor, DS Gartry and SL Trokel. Martin Dunitz Ltd. 1997; Chapter 14: 227-241
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    Sources of Medical Error in Refractive Surgery. M Moshirfar, RG Simpson, SB Dave, SM Christiansen, JN Edmonds, WW Culbertson, SE Pascucci, DB Cano, WB Trattler.  Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2013 May; 29(5): 303-310.
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PRESENTATIONS & PAPERS

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    Purification and Study of Human Type I and Type II Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate Dependent Protein Kinases. DB Cano. Bachelor of Science Honors Thesis, Department of Biochemistry, University of Florida College of Medicine, August, 1984
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    Changes in the Activity of Alpha-mannosidase in Human Cultured Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells in Relation to Donor Age and the Presence of Zinc. DB Cano. C.W.R.U. Geriatric Medicine Summer Fellowship Paper. October 1988
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    Human Corneal Lysosomal Enzyme Activity in Storage Media: CSM versus K-sol. DB Cano, WE Bruner, KM Morgan, RE Wyszynski, GL Mundy. Presented at the Irwin H. Lepow Medical Student Research Day, Cleveland, Ohio, November 1988
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    Human Corneal Lysosomal Enzyme Activity in 4oC Storage Media: CSM versus K-sol. DB Cano. Presented at the Oxford University Ophthalmology Journal Club, Oxford, England, April 1989
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    The Effects of Dextran and Insulin on Corneal Lysosomal Enzyme Levels in CSM. DB Cano, RS Kalski, RE Wyszynski, KM Morgan, WE Bruner. Presented at the Annual Scientific Session of the Eye Bank Association of America, New Orleans, LA, October 1989
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    A Decrease in Alpha-mannosidase in the Serum of Patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration and the Augmentation of its Activity with Zinc. DB Cano. Presented at the MetroHealth Medical Center Medical Staff and Scientific Contest Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, May 1991
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    Glycosidases in Human Ocular Disease: Age-related Macular Degeneration. WE Bruner, RS Kalski, DB Cano, S Schloff, DM Mirando, SH Yoo, RE Wyszynski, KM Morgan, H Grossnicklaus, WJ Castellani, LJ Singerman. Presented at the First Case Western Reserve University Department of Ophthalmology Alumni/Faculty Symposium, Cleveland, Ohio, May 1992
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    Serum Retinol Binding Protein and Transthyretin Levels from Patients with Age-related Maculopathy. RS Kalski, DB Cano, WE Bruner, RE Wyszynski, L Kanter, SH Yoo, DM Mirando, S Schloff, LJ Singerman. (Abstract) Presented as a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, May 1993; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 1993; 34(4): 1303
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    Human Corneal Lysosomal Enzyme Activity in Storage Media. DB Cano, WE Bruner, RS Kalski, RE Wyszynski, KM Morgan. Presented at the First Case Western Reserve University Department of Ophthalmology Alumni/Faculty Symposium, Cleveland, Ohio, May 1992
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    Serum Retinol Binding Protein and Transthyretin Levels from Patients with Age-Related Maculopathy. RS Kalski, DB Cano, WE Bruner, RE Wyszynski, LJ Singerman. Presented at the Ohio Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, June 1993
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    Effects of Longer Duration Storage on Human Corneal Lysosomal Enzyme Release in Optisol versus Dexsol Corneal Storage Solutions. DB Cano, RS Kalski,WE Bruner. Presented at the Ohio Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, June 1993
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    Effects of Longer Duration Storage on Human Corneal Lysosomal Enzyme Release in Optisol versus Dexsol Corneal Storage Solutions. DB Cano, RS Kalski,WE Bruner. Presented at the Ohio Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, June 1993
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    Radial Keratotomy Topics: Techniques and Off-nomogram Results. KA Jacobs, DB Cano. Presented at the Cleveland Ophthalmologic Society Annual Meeting on Refractive Surgery, Cleveland, Ohio, December 1993
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    Corneal Lysosomal Enzyme Release in Storage Media. DB Cano, WE Bruner, RS Kalski. Presented at the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology Victorian Branch Scientific Meeting, Lorne, Victoria, Australia, February 1994
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    Excimer Laser Lamellar Keratoplasty. DB Cano, NA Downie, N Carroll, G Pollock, IM Young, HR Taylor. Presented at the Annual Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni Meeting, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, July 1994
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    Clinical Results of Excimer Laser Use in Australia and Asia. DB Cano, HR Taylor. Presented at the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology Victorian Branch Scientific Meeting, Lorne, Victoria, Australia, February 1995
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    Endothelial Changes with Mid–stromal Excimer Laser Ablations. DB Cano, N Carroll, G Pollock, G Allen, CS Mao, HR Taylor. Presented at the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, San Diego, California, April 1995
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    Excimer Laser Lamellar Keratoplasty. DB Cano, NA Downie, N Carroll, GA Pollock, GB Allen, IM Young, and HR Taylor, M.D. Presented by H.R. Taylor at the Annual Scientific Session of the Eye Bank Association of America, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1995
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    Clinical Results of Excimer Laser Use in Australia and Asia. DB Cano, HR Taylor. Presented at the Treasure Coast Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Stuart, Florida, February 1996
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    Clinical Results of Excimer Laser Use in Australia and Asia. DB Cano, HR Taylor. Presented at the Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, July 1997
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    LASIK Complications. DB Cano. Invited guest faculty instructor for the “LASIK Laser” course at the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, San Diego, California, April 1998
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    LASIK Complications. DB Cano. Presented at the Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society, Boca Raton, Florida, March 1999
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    Risk Factors for Regression After Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia and Astigmatism. AK Bansal, DB Cano. Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Orlando, Florida, October 1999
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    Refractive and Corneal Surgery. DB Cano. Invited instructor for the Palm Beach County Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Education Program, Atlantis, Florida, February 2000
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    Lessons on LASIK. DB Cano was the refractive surgery corneal specialist interviewed by WPEC Channel 12 News (CBS) West Palm Beach, Florida, May 2000
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    Refractive and Corneal Surgery. DB Cano. Invited instructor for the Palm Beach County Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Education Program, Atlantis, Florida, March 2001
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    Focusing on the Risks, Benefits and Complications of Refractive Surgery. DB Cano, CL Salinger. Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology Course (03TU2), New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2001
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    Complications of PRK and LASIK: Case Discussions. DB Cano. Invited speaker for the Refractive Surgery Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida, June 2002
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    Focusing on the Risks, Benefits and Complications of Refractive Surgery. DB Cano, CL Salinger. Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology Course (07TU3), Orlando, Florida, October 2002
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    Treatment of Epithelial Ingrowth after LASIK: A New Technique. DB Cano. Invited speaker for the Refractive Surgery Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, September 2003
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    Cataract Surgery; Slicker & Better. DB Cano, Invited Speaker Essentials of Ophthalmology Program, Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 2005
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    Advances in Refractive Cataract Surgery and IOLs. DB Cano. Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel Florida Regional Educational Program, Naples, Florida, August 2006
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    Refractive Cataract Surgery: Accommodative & Multifocal IOLs or the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. DB Cano. Presented at the Treasure Coast Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Jensen Beach, Florida, November 2006
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    Refractive Cataract Surgery: Multifocal & Accommodative IOLs. DB Cano. Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel Florida Regional Educational Program, Orlando, Florida, June 2007
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    Advances in Refractive Cataract Surgery and IOLs. DB Cano. Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology Course, Annual Continuing Education Program, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2007
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    Refractive Cataract Surgery: Understanding New IOL Technology. DB Cano. Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel Florida Regional Educational Program, Orlando, Florida, June 2008
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    Advances in Refractive Cataract Surgery and IOLs. DB Cano. Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology Course, Annual Continuing Education Program, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2008
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    Advances in Refractive Cataract Surgery and IOLs. DB Cano. Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology Course, Annual Continuing Education Program, San Francisco, California, October 2009

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