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Physicians Program

Course Description

The Flaum Eye Institute proudly presents the 64th Rochester Ophthalmology Conference. This year's two-day meeting is highlighted by our Snell Memorial and Frederick Dushay Distinguished Visiting Professor lectures featuring  Daniel Martin, MD and David Wilson, MD. In addition, this year's program hosts other nationally renowned lecturers from across the sub-specialties as well as our own expert faculty. We hope that you will find their lectures enlightening and useful to your practices.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • State at least 4 ways to reduce post-operative complications and patient dissatisfaction resulting from cataract surgery
  • List new pharmaceutical-based and stem cell therapies that are potential agents in the treatment of retinal disease
  • Discuss new methods in the surgical and medical treatment of refractive error and strategies to limit and ameliorate potential complications of refractive surgery
  • Identify and implement uses of imaging technology in the treatment of ophthalmic disorders
  • Describe the evidence-based approach to managing medical diseases of the cornea and ocular surface, including inflammatory, infectious, and degenerative conditions
  • Demonstrate familiarity with current issues in medical and surgical therapy for glaucoma
  • List best practices in the treatment of diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration
  • List strategies for improving outcomes and long-term success in oculoplastic eye surgery

Certification

The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry designates
this live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Registration

Individuals who wish to attend the 2019 Rochester Ophthalmology Conference should complete the registration process by March 29, 2019. Online registration will be available on or before January 4, 2019.

Physician Program Schedule

Friday, March 29, 2019

Time Event Details
7:30 - 8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast  
8:15 - 8:20 Welcome Steven Feldon, MD
Section I
8:20 - 8:40 Managing toric monofocal and presbyopia IOL patients John Vukich, MD
8:40 - 9:00 What are my patients seeing with monofocal and presbyopic IOLs? Scott MacRae, MD
9:00 - 9:20 Femtosecond lasers in ophthalmology: A deep dive into technology that is shaping our vision John Vukich, MD
9:20 - 9:40 GDD and cornea: Why does the cornea go bad Ramesh Ayyala, MBBS
9:40 - 10:00 Panel Discussion  
10:00 - 10:20 Break | Exhibits  
Section II
10:20 - 10:40 Making sense of glaucoma surgical devices Regina Smolyak, MD
10:40 - 11:00 Pathogenesis of bacterial corneal infections​ Rachel Wozniak, MD, PhD
11:00 - 11:20 Pediatric corneal opacities James Aquavella, MD
11:20 - 11:40 Panel Discussion  
11:40 - 12:40 Lunch | Exhibits  
Frederick Dushay Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture
12:40 - 12:50 Introduction, Steven Feldon, MD  
12:50 - 1:30 Frederick Dushay Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture
Potential complications of gene- and cell-based therapies
David Wilson, MD
1:30 - 1:40 Questions  
Section III
1:40 - 2:00 Choroidal biopsy David Wilson, MD
2:00 - 2:20 Brolucizumab for wet AMD David DiLoreto, MD, PhD
2:20 - 2:40 Topic coming soon Ajay Kuriyan, MD 
2:40 - 3:00 Population health Rajeev Ramchandran, MD
3:00 - 3:20 Panel Discussion  
3:20 - 3:40 Break | Exhibits  
Section IV
3:40 - 4:00 Update on systemic medications: Causes of ocular adnexal disorders Suzanne Freitag, MD
4:00 - 4:20 Topic coming soon  Mithra Gonzalez, MD
4:20 - 4:40 Seamless ipsilateral repair of upper and lower eyelid retraction in thyroid eye disease  Suzanne Freitag, MD
4:40 - 5:00 Panel Discussion  
5:00 - 5:10 Announcements  

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Time Event Details
8:00 - 8:55 Continental Breakfast  
8:55 - 9:00 Welcome Steven Feldon, MD
Section V
9:00 - 9:20 Nystagmus made simple  Janet Rucker, MD
9:20 - 9:40 Topic coming soon  Zoe Williams, MD
9:40 - 10:00 Pearls and pitfalls in diplopia diagnosis Janet Rucker, MD
10:00 - 10:20 Topic coming soon Mina Chung, MD
10:20 - 10:40 Geographic Atrophy: What Causes It and Can It Be Treated Daniel Martin, MD
10:40 - 11:00 Panel Discussion  
11:00 - 11:20 Break | Exhibits  
Snell Memorial Lecture
11:20 - 11:25 Introduction, Steven Feldon, MD  
11:25 - 12:05 Snell Memorial Lecture
Evolution of Intravitreal Therapy for Retinal Diseases
Daniel Martin, MD
12:05 - 12:15 Questions  
12:15 - 12:25 Presentation of resident travel awards Benjamin Hammond, MD
12:25 - 1:10 Lunch | Exhibits  
Section VI
1:10 - 1:20 Glaucoma in the management of corneal problems Ramesh Ayyala, MBBS
1:20 - 1:40 CyPass withdrawal - Is there still a role for MIGS? Shakeel Shareef, MD
1:40 - 2:00 MIGS and Xen IN FOCUS: Where is the world going Ramesh Ayyala, MBBS
2:50 - 2:20 Panel Discussion  
2:20 Announcements | End of Program Steven Feldon, MD, MBA