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Physicians Program

Course Description

The Flaum Eye Institute proudly presents the 62nd Rochester Ophthalmology Conference. This year's two-day meeting is highlighted by our Snell memorial and Billitier Family Distinguished Visiting Professor lectures featuring Wallace Alward, MD and Mark Terry, 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.


This conference is planned so that at its completion, participants should be able to:

  • State at least 4 ways to reduce post-operative visual acuity complications resulting from cataract surgery
  • List pharmaceutical therapies in the treatment of retinal and posterior segment disease
  • Discuss the genetic etiology of glaucoma and the possibility of genetic screening for the disease
  • Describe methods by which to promote to patients and more accurately convey to physicians the importance and result of routinely scheduled diabetic eye exams
  • Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in ophthalmology
  • Describe the evidence-based approach to surgical and medical management of 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 
  • Identify modern, evidence-based algorithms in oculofacial plastic surgical management and understand how to effectively apply them
  • Describe appropriate methods for imaging eye disease
  • List best practices in the diagnosis and management of neuro-ophthalmic and pediatric eye disease


The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry designates
this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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.


Individuals who wish to attend the 2017 Rochester Ophthalmology Conference should complete the registration process by March 24, 2017. Online registration will be available on or before January 5, 2017.

Physician Program Schedule

Friday, March 24, 2017

Time Event Details
7:30 - 8:15 Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibits  
8:15 - 8:20 Welcome Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA

Section I

8:20 - 8:40

How to use imaging in the management of uveitis

Sunil Srivastava, MD 
8:40 - 9:00

Teleophthalmology - beyond diabetic retinopathy screening

Rajeev Ramchandran, MD, MBA

9:00 - 9:20

Acute retinal necrosis associated with the influenza vaccination

David DiLoreto, MD, PhD
9:20 - 9:40 Uveitis update 2017 Sunil Srivastava, MD
9:40 - 10:00 Panel Discussion  
10:00 - 10:20 Break / Exhibits  
Section II    
10:20 - 10:40 Long term monitoring protocol for adult keratoprosthesis patients James Aquavella, MD
10:40 - 11:00 Making sense of UV crosslinking and keratoconus management Scott MacRae, MD
11:00 - 11:20 The surgical management of limbal corneal scleral melts and perforations: Novel techniques to minimize astigmatism, rejection and preserve the angle Mark Terry, MD

11:20 - 11:40

Panel Discussion  
11:40 - 12:40 Lunch / Exhibits  
12:40 - 12:50


Steven Feldon, MD, MBA

Billitier Family Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture
12:50 - 1:30

The evolution of endothelial transplantation:
From PK to DLEK to DSEK to DMEK

Mark Terry, MD
1:30 - 1:40 Questions  
Section III    
1:40 -
What we have learned about amblyopia from randomized treatment trials Michael Repka, MD, MBA
2:00 -
Surgical simulation Matthew Gearinger, MD
2:20 -
eROP: A description and outcomes of a study evaluating ROP monitoring by remote imaging Michael Repka, MD, MBA
2:40 -

Argus implant for retinitis pigmentosa

Ajay Kuriyan, MD
3:00 -

Panel Discussion

3:20 - 3:40 Break/ Exhibits  
Section IV    
3:40 -
Facial nerve palsy treatment: it's the little things  Richard Allen, MD, PhD
4:00 -
Trichiasis and Distichias: Having a bad lash day

Mithra Gonzalez, MD

4:20 -
The resurgance of the browpexy Richard Allen, MD, PhD
4:40 -
Panel Discussion  
5:00 Announcements  

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time Event Details
8:00 - 8:55 Registration/ Continental Breakfast / Exhibits  
8:55 - 9:00 Welcome Steven Feldon, MD, MBA

Section V



9:00 - 9:20

Red herring or not: identify and manage atypical optic neuritis 

Michael Lee, MD
9:20 - 9:40

Updates in NAION treatment

Zoë Williams, MD
9:40 - 10:00

How can I use OCT in neuro-ophthalmology

Michael S. Lee, MD 
10:00 - 10:20 Panel Discussion  
10:20 - 10:40 Break / Exhibits  
10:40 - 10:50 Introduction of Snell Memorial Lecture Steven Feldon, MD, MBA
                                            Snell Memorial Lecture
10:50 - 11:30

Glaucoma genetics in clinical practice

Wallace Alward, MD
11:30 - 11:40 Questions  
11:40 - 12:30 Lunch / Exhibits  

Section VI

12:30 - 12:50 Tips for loose zonules

Thomas Oetting, MD 

12:50 - 1:10

The anterior segment glaucoma surgeon

Shakeel Shareef, MD
1:10 - 1:30

Transition to phaco chop

Thomas Oetting, MD

1:30 - 1:50 Gonioscopy - still state-of-the-art after 100 years Wallace Alward, MD
1:50 - 2:10 Panel Discussion  

Announcements / End of Program

Steven Feldon, MD, MBA