UR Eye Institute Hosts 49th Annual Ophthalmology Conference

June 04, 2004

The University of Rochester Eye Institute will host the 49th annual ophthalmology conference – “Vision for the Future” – Friday and Saturday at the Kornberg Medical Research Building at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The event is being held in conjunction with the formal opening of the University of Rochester Eye Institute and a tour of new construction that, when completed later this year, will nearly triple the amount of clinical space at the Eye Institute.

“Vision for the Future” will feature some of the world’s most respected ophthalmologists as guest lecturers, as well as experts from the University of Rochester, with a focus on the most advanced clinically relevant research and technology, says Steven E. Feldon, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the University of Rochester Eye Institute.

Topics will include findings in the areas of retina, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, visual rehabilitation, technology, refractive surgery, and corneal disease.

Internationally recognized leaders in ophthalmology include: Stephen J. Ryan, M.D., dean and senior vice president, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and president, Doheny Eye Institute; Ronald E. Smith, M.D., chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Peter McDonnell, M.D., director, Wilmer Eye Institute; Henry Metz, M.D., director, Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute; and Gullapalli N. Rao, M.D., director, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute.

University of Rochester experts consist of faculty from the Eye Institute, the Center for Visual Science and the Institute of Optics, including: Charles J. Duffy, M.D., Ph.D.; Krystel Huxlin, Ph.D.; David Williams, Ph.D.; Mary Hayhoe, Ph.D.; James Aquavella, M.D.; Deborah Friedman, M.D.; Scott MacRae, M.D.; Mina Chung, M.D.; David DiLoreto, M.D., Ph.D.

In addition to the conference and tours of the new clinical space, a black tie gala sponsored by B&L will be held Friday evening to celebrate the formal opening of the Eye Institute.

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