Program Summary

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).

Target Audience

This program is specifically designed for the comprehensive ophthalmologist.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be better able to:

Saturday Morning:
  • 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 Program:
  • Review patient cases that will illustrate how diagnoses are made for patients with retinal diseases using new diagnostic tools such as widefield OCT, OCTA, and SDOCT.
  • Evaluate evidence on current and emerging treatments for optimizing visual outcomes for patients with diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.
  • Examine how evidence from clinical trials can guide or be applied to everyday clinical practice.
  • Evaluate clinical evidence and best practices that may optimize the diagnosis and treatment of neovascular AMD.
  • Assess the current and emerging therapies for use in the management of dry AMD, including geographic atrophy.
Sunday Afternoon Program:
  • Review the complex and diverse etiology of infectious and non-infectious uveitis to better understand how new modalities may improve the diagnostic accuracy of uveitis.
  • Assess practice guideline recommendations for the optimal management of uveitis in cataract surgery.
  • Assess the long-term risks and benefits of medications used for the treatment of uveitis.
  • Compare the safety and efficacy of new medications for uveitis with current standard-of-care regimens.
Sunday – 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.
This continuing medical education activity is provided by

ACCREDIATION: Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

INTERNATIONAL NOTICE: This educational activity is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for all physicians. All physicians will receive a CME certificate and non-US physicians should contact their respective organizations for reciprocity of credit.

FACULTY/PLANNER DISCLOSURE POLICY: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.

NOTICE: Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change. Audiotaping or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the program director and the Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.