Comprehensive Ophthalmologist Program

CME Overview

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 eyelid blepharoplasty to be better able to develop an individualized surgical plan that minimizes complications.
  • Assess the role of non-surgical aesthetic enhancements in everyday clinical practice.
  • Examine procedures and prostheses that optimize the surgical removal of the eye.
  • Outline methods that improve the evaluation and management of ptosis.
Sunday Afternoon:
  • Classify the type of uveitis, based upon clinical presentation, classification criteria, laboratory assays, and imaging.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of non-infectious uveitis and the role of cytokines to better understand therapeutic regimens that assist in the reduction of inflammation.
  • Evaluate the evidence on therapeutic regimens for uveitis, including mechanisms of action, as well as when to initiate and switch therapies.
  • Assess the risk for treatment failure using conventional and newer therapies for the treatment of uveitis.
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, accommodating intraocular lens implants, and extended depth of focus IOLs, as well as their impact on patient results.
  • Identify new techniques and develop strategies for the management of cataract and refractive surgery complications.
  • Review recent evidence-based literature that may serve to improve comprehensive ophthalmic care and patient outcomes.
  • Recognize new treatment techniques and technologies, and the benefit of preoperative decision making, to improve patient satisfaction following cataract and/or refractive surgery.
  • Examine the use of genetic testing, imaging, new management tools, medical and surgical treatments, as well as their potential to improve outcomes in patients with glaucoma.
  • Analyze current concepts for the management of ocular surface disorders, ocular infection, inflammation, and pain.
  • Recognize, evaluate and manage common neuro-ophthalmologic processes.
  • Examine the latest updates in practice management including career and practice transitions as well as other tools that serve to improve patient care.
This continuing medical education activity is provided by

ACCREDITATION: 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.