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Enrique Corral

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Dr. Enrique J. Corral Escareño. Born in San Diego, Ca. I am 59 yrs old and of Mexican descent. I have dual citinzenship (USA-MEXICO). Grew up in L.A., Ca. USA. until High School. Lived and went to school in San Gabriel, Ca. Came back to live in Ensenada, Mexico (60 miles south of San Diego, Ca. USA) where most of my family lives and where my practice is. I am married and have a daughter (26yrs old) and two sons (31 and 22 yrs old). Got my degree as General Physician and then as Ophthalmologist from the National Autononomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City (D.F.). I do cataract and refractive mostly, and predominantly cataratact. Fell in love with phaco and now I am knocked off my socks with femtosecond cataract surgery, although I haven´t done any but will be doing shortly with a close friend of mine who has aqcuired a LenSx from Alcon and has a clinic in Tijuana Mexico (which is the border to San Diego USA. I am currently mostly using a Laureatte, after many years of using the Legacy 20000 because I plan to travel south to do some cataract surgery, the Laureatte is almost the same as the Infinity, it´s from Alcon and most important it´s a small machine which is portable to move around to clinics in south of Baja California, Mexico. Uses the Infinity handpiece and casette and fluidics are similiar but doesn´t have ozil, it has neosonix. I do 2.75 mm CCI, and bimanual I &A. and love torics. I have been president of the Baja California College of Ophthalmologists in 1997, and will repeat in 2014, I am presently the Vice President. We have brought internationally acclaimed "teachers of ophthalmology" to our yearly Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposiums, like Jorge Allio (Spain), Virgilio Centurion (Brasil), Dr Akaoshi (Japan), and many others as well as internationally renouned Ophthalmolgist from our own state and country. I had the pleasure to work and do a couple of phaco wet labs at ASCRS meetings in Seattle, and San Diego as an assistant professor with Dr. John Householder from Oxnard, Ca. USA. in the late 90´s. I have been a member of ASCRS for many years and the meetings are on my yearly schedule, specially when it is in the west (San Diego, San Francisco or Seattle), but have also been in Boston and Philadelphia.). I read the e-group discussions (cataract list and refractive list) every day and have learned so much and has helped me in my practice so much and most important is what has meant to my patients benefit. I cannot express enough my inmense appreciation to all the the doctors that participate in the lists and share their knowledge so ophthalmologists like me can prevent and treat complications when they come and have satisfactory results in the grand majority of cases. It´s thanks to this program and this organization (ASCRS) that I can sincerely say "I am doing my very, very best!" I wish all health and happiness.