Target Audience

This program is designed for comprehensive ophthalmologists.

Learning Objectives: General Sessions

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

  • Describe new screening, diagnostic, and surveillance techniques, as well as the follow-up of patients with early melanoma using the latest technologies.
  • Describe the latest technological advances and breakthroughs in the areas of cataract, cornea, glaucoma, refractive surgery, intraocular lenses, retina, advanced imaging and other clinical and surgical topics, and how they can best be applied to your practice.
  • Evaluate complicated ophthalmic cases on video by leading surgeons to better manage the daily hurdles encountered in the operating room and apply the most advanced techniques and technology that benefits the patient.
  • Improve surgical practice by observing tips, techniques, and videos from experts explaining how their surgical methods went from good to great.
  • Assess counseling techniques for difficult or dissatisfied patients pre- and post-operatively, to achieve and maintain a positive relationship with them.
  • Examine the latest technological advances in cataract surgery such as femtosecond-assisted cataract surgery, toric, accommodating and multifocal IOLs; relaxing incisions to treat astigmatism, MIGs, as well as patient selection and preoperative strategies.
  • Gain understanding of the latest surgical glaucoma techniques including the use of micro-invasive devices through didactic presentations, video case studies and panel discussion.
  • Evaluate various corneal conditions such as astigmatism, corneal ulcers, herpes keratitis, dry eye, blepharitis, and corneal thinning disorders, as well as the overall optimization of the corneal surface prior to surgical procedures, to better apply the correct treatment.
  • Identify important topics in oculoplastics that are applicable to the comprehensive ophthalmologist.
  • Evaluate retinal disease, medical and surgical advances, and pertinent clinical trial data to better understand what is essential for a comprehensive ophthalmologist to know to improve patient outcomes.
  • Examine how new practice management services and approaches integrated into the daily office flow can better serve patients.
  • Analyze best treatment options and surgical techniques for cataract patients with glaucoma.
  • Examine controversial cases focusing on patients with multiple symptoms and discuss how the comprehensive ophthalmologist should treat them.
  • Compare the efficacy of conventional and new diagnostic modalities being used in the clinical and surgical ophthalmology practice.

Learning Objectives: Thursday CME Seminar

Upon successful completion of the activities, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess the potential effects of intraoperative miosis on cataract surgery outcomes.
  • Evaluate new evidence about the safety and efficacy of therapeutics for the prevention of miosis during cataract surgery.
  • Examine new advances that reduce postoperative pain and inflammation in patients undergoing cataract surgery.

Learning Objectives: Friday CME Seminar

Upon successful completion of the activities, participants should be better able to:

  • Differentiate the mechanisms of action of conventional versus emerging medical glaucoma treatments.
  • Assess new evidence-based therapeutic strategies that have been shown to minimize the risk of vision loss in patients with glaucoma.
This continuing medical education activity is jointly provided by

Kiawah Eye 2018 is supported by independent medical education grants from Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; Bausch + Lomb; Omeros; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Vindico Medical Education and MUSC Storm Eye Institute. Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: Vindico Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 committee.