• Tuesday Named Lectures



    Arnall Patz Lecture: Is All Cystoid Macular Edema the Same? presented by Alexander J. Brucker, MD.

    When: Tuesday, 8:33-8:53 a.m., during Sym52, Retina Imaging: New Insights Into Disease and Treatment.

    Where: Room S406a.

    “Retinal vascular disease threatens vision in a variety of ways. Prior to the advent of laser photocoagulation, we had nothing to offer our patients when macular edema was the cause for vision loss. We now have treatment that has triggered a paradigm shift in our management of macular edema. This presentation will look at cystoid macular edema (CME) and its treatment in a variety of disease entities. Multimodal imaging, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography, has now changed our understanding of CME, regardless of its etiology. This presentation will help one understand the many forms of macular edema that challenge the vision of so many.”

    Retina Imaging: New Insights Into Disease and Treatment (8:30-10:00 a.m.) is cosponsored by the Macula Society.




    Marshall M. Parks Lecture: Evidence-Based Amblyopia Treatment, presented by Jonathan M. Holmes, MD.

    When: Tuesday, 9:38-9:58 a.m., during Sym50, Get Up to Date on Amblyopia.

    Where: Grand Ballroom S100c.

    “Over the last 20 years, multicenter randomized clinical trials and large observational studies have advanced the treatment of amblyopia. Along this journey, we have been both surprised and disappointed. We have been forced to question previous dogma, and we have had to swallow our pride. Reevaluating less popular approaches to treating amblyopia has also led to some valuable rediscoveries. As we contemplate new potential treatments, critically evaluating past studies will better equip us to assess future studies. This talk will address the pathway to evidence-based treatment of amblyopia.”

    Get Up to Date on Amblyopia (8:30-10:00 a.m.) is cosponsored by the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.




    Castroviejo Lecture: The Ethical Basis of Clinical Research, presented by Alan Sugar, MD.

    When: Tuesday, 11:55 a.m.-12:14 p.m., during Sym54, The Future of Cornea in 3-D: Drugs, Devices, and Diagnostics.

    Where: Grand Ballroom S100ab.

    “Clinical research is essential for developing, testing, and validating knowledge of diseases and their treatments. While the history of research on humans is long, concern for its ethical basis has intensified in the years following the uncovering of past research misconduct, which has led to the creation of various ethics codes and regulations. The underlying ethical principles are autonomy, beneficence, and justice for the participants in research. The validity and value of scientific methods, data analysis, and outcome reporting are critical. Unfortunately, too many surgical innovations still are developed in an unsystematic manner and employed without adequate study or concern for the rights and safety of patients. Understanding the ethical principles involved will improve the quality of our science and the care of our patients.”

    The Future of Cornea in 3-D: Drugs, Devices, and Diagnostics (10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) is cosponsored by the Cornea Society and Sektion Kornea of the German Ophthalmological Society.