Join 700 fellow comprehensive ophthalmologists for a unique educational experience. You will be offered opportunities to engage faculty and peers in both large and small group settings, appealing to all learning styles and comfort levels. Nearly 80 presenters consisting of ophthalmology’s brightest minds will help take your skills to the next level and explain how to incorporate cutting-edge procedures and technologies into your practice. In addition to today’s hot topics, you’ll receive a comprehensive update on every aspect of your practice. Plus, extend your learning beyond the meeting room by attending nightly banyan tree sessions featuring open discussions in a relaxed, outdoor setting. Comprehensive Ophthalmologist Program attendees are also able to attend sessions of interest under the Retina Program. This program offers an unopposed schedule including: breakfast programs, general sessions, exhibit hall breaks, lunch programs, afternoon programs, banyan tree sessions and evening programs (all included in the single registration fee).
This program is specifically designed for the comprehensive ophthalmologist.
Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be better able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge about eyelid, lacrimal system, and orbital anatomy and how anatomy applies to surgical as well as non-surgical procedures.
- Describe the basic functional and aesthetic oculoplastic skills that will enhance the ability to identify and treat common eyelid lesions, tearing issues, and malpositions.
- Evaluate candidates for blepharoplasty and ptosis repair to be better able to develop an individualized surgical plan that minimizes complications.
- Review the pathophysiology of thyroid eye disease and effective treatment options.
- Evaluate methods of differentiation and treatment for the repair of brow ptosis.
Saturday Afternoon – Friday:
- Describe basic functional and aesthetic oculoplastic skills that will strengthen the ability to identify and treat common eyelid lesions, tearing issues and malpositions; evaluate candidates for blepharoplasty and ptosis repair; and illustrate the ability to incorporate non-surgical aesthetic enhancements into an ophthalmology practice.
- Assess instrumentation for the removal of cataracts and current options and indications for intraocular lenses that may achieve better results in patients.
- Describe the current status of lens replacement surgery using multifocal, toric and accommodating intraocular lens implants and their impact on patient results.
- Identify new techniques and develop strategies for the management of cataract and refractive surgery complications.
- Explain current approaches to the management of the most serious complications of cataract surgery including endophthalmitis, dropped lens nucleus and vitreous loss.
- Recognize new treatment techniques and technologies to improve patient satisfaction following refractive surgery.
- Define new management tools, as well as medical and surgical glaucoma treatments and their potential to improve patient outcomes.
- Analyze current concepts for the management of ocular surface disorders, ocular infection, inflammation, and cancer.
- Recognize, evaluate and manage common and life-threatening neuro-ophthalmologic processes.
- Examine the latest updates in practice management including electronic health records, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and other tools that serve to improve patient care.