Cornea Subspecialty Day 2013: Through the Looking Glass - Where We Are, Where We're Headed
In conjunction with The Cornea Society
Date: Saturday, Nov. 16
Time: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Morial Convention Center
Registration and Hotel Reservations
Registration for the Cornea Subspecialty meeting allows you to:
- Visit the Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall on Saturday, Nov. 16.
- Float among all Subspecialty Day meetings held on Saturday, Nov. 16 – Cornea, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery and Retina.
Kathryn A. Colby, MD, PhD; William Barry Lee, MD; Elmer Y. Tu, MD
Michael W. Belin, MD; Kathryn A. Colby, MD, PhD; David B. Glasser, MD; Donald Tan, MD, MBBS; William Barry Lee, MD; Elmer Y. Tu, MD
The mission of the 2013 Cornea Subspecialty Day is to provide cornea specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists who are actively managing patients with corneal diseases with new information regarding the diagnosis and medical and surgical management of important diseases of the cornea and ocular surface. The program will review evidence-based treatments for challenging medical disorders of the cornea, including corneal infections. Advances in the understanding and treatment of Fuchs corneal dystrophy will be presented. Surgical management of corneal disease will be highlighted in several formats, including didactic lectures, panel discussions and case presentations.
The intended audience for this program is cornea surgeons, comprehensive ophthalmologists with an interest in anterior segment, and allied health personnel who are performing or assisting with cornea surgery.
The goals of this program are to:
- Provide attendees with an evidence-based review of current management strategies for both commonplace and less common medical disorders of the cornea, including dry eye syndrome, infectious keratitis, graft rejection, and recurrent erosion, using a case-based approach to improve care of patients with these challenging diseases.
- Describe the current state of understanding of Fuchs dystrophy, including future directions for selective endothelial replacement and the best way to manage cataracts in this population.
- Describe the current state and future directions for various types of corneal transplant surgeries, including a discussion of how to overcome the various hurdles faced when adopting new techniques. This will be accomplished through lectures by respected experts as well as by surgically focused case presentations followed by panel discussions.
- Provide attendees with an update on collagen crosslinking, which is widely performed outside the United States and represents a major advance in our ability to manage ectatic diseases of the cornea, in order to raise awareness of how and when to recommend this treatment.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the evidence-based approach to managing medical diseases of the cornea and ocular surface, including inflammatory, infectious, and degenerative conditions.
- Compare the advantages and disadvantages of recently popularized techniques of corneal transplantation (Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, and keratoprosthesis) and understand strategies to incorporate these techniques into their practice.
- Discuss how changes in the health care system will impact the subspecialty of cornea.
- Describe how clinical trials and laboratory investigations can improve our treatment of Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Recognize issues with cataract surgery in this population, thus allowing for improved outcomes.
- Identify patient groups for whom collagen crosslinking is a promising treatment and understand the advantages and disadvantages of different crosslinking techniques.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses, or guests are not eligible for CME credits.