59th Annual Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society Meeting
This course will highlight the recent developments regarding diagnosis as well as medical and surgical therapy of common eye diseases. The participant should get a comprehensive review of the most current concepts in the management of ophthalmology by experts across the breadth of the field. For example, clinical trials and other evidence in the peer-reviewed literature over the past few years have changed the approach to managing cataract including IOL technology and femtosecond laser cataract surgery, corneal disease including dry eye disease, keratoplasty, and collagen cross linking, glaucoma, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgical devices, as well as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusions. This course also includes legislative updates as it pertains to Ophthalmologists and their practice.
Update their knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of common and rare ophthalmic diseases.
• Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in Ophthalmology.
• Identify (appropriately) subsets of patients who may benefit from new treatment paradigms, diagnostic testing, or surgical interventions.
• Develop a differential diagnosis for a refractive surprise
• Analyze IOL the various parts of the IOL formulas to help determine accuracy and error
• Review/learn how to perform an IOL exchange
• Incorporate new treatment paradigms, diagnostic approaches, and surgical techniques into current clinical practice.
• Review the structure and evolution of the DRCR Retina Network.
• Present the most important clinical trials the Network has performed over the last two decades.
• Review clinical trial methodology, how we select trials, and why we sometimes choose not to do a trial.
• Address the scope of the problem of severe glaucoma.
• Review, modify, and hone surgical skills and approaches to specific eye problems and clinical situations.
• Develop strategies to identify and address their own individual professional practice gaps.
• Gain an understanding of the diagnostic process and the significance of diagnostic error.
• Document care in a timely manner, including the thought process underlying management of various situations, such as ruling out differential diagnoses, treatment plans, etc.
• Learn how to answer questions about the success of surgery in alleviating symptoms.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Allegheny General
Hospital and the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
- 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 6.75 Attendance