• 2017 Charles L. Schepens Lecture


    Frederick L. Ferris, MD, previews his 2017 Charles L. Schepens, MD, Lecture: Clinical Trials in Ophthalmology: Past, Present, and Future.

    "The first published clinical trial was a recounting in the Bible’s Book of Daniel. The first randomized clinical trial was of streptomycin for tuberculosis in 1948, and the first major randomized clinical trial in ophthalmology was the Diabetic Retinopathy Study, which started in 1972. I will discuss how this landmark study was started, with the confluence of new ideas for treating diabetic retinopathy and the birth of the National Eye Institute in 1968. By focusing on diabetic retinopathy, I will review how clinical trials have evolved in the last 4 decades and where they are likely to go in the future."—Dr. Ferris

    When: Friday, Nov. 10, 9:29-9:55 a.m., during Retina Subspecialty Day 2017.
    Where: Great Hall.

    Retina Subspecialty Day 2017: Retinal Mardi Gras (Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:33 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-5:23 p.m.) is organized in conjunction with American Society of Retina Specialists, the Macula Society, the Retina Society, and Club Jules Gonin.

    This preview was excerpted from EyeNet AAO 2017 News, a tabloid distributed at the Morial Convention Center.