December 12, 2014 Meeting Conference


Cataract II, including Paul M. Pender, MD, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Lecture

Professional Practice Gaps: Using feedback from NEOS members and discussion by the Program Committee, the following practice gaps will be addressed:   Limited knowledge of and experience with image-guided femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery amongst our membership, despite the fact that the use of this technology has grown 4-fold in the U.S. over the last 12 months;  Lack of awareness of/experience with current technologies and implantation techniques for astigmatism-correcting IOLs; Lack of awareness of/experience with current technologies and implantation techniques for presbyopia-correcting IOLs.

Program Objectives:The content and format of this educational activity has been specifically designed to fill the identified practice gaps in our membership's current and potential scope of professional activities in a way that focuses on education, while managing commercial support and maintaining independence from promotional activities and commercial proprietary interests. This program seeks to:

1. Improve attendees’ ability to select and treat appropriate candidates with refractive laser cataract surgery.

2. Improve attendees’ understanding of the use of laser cataract surgery in complex situations such as co-existing fuchs corneal dystrophy, corneal scarring, poor mydriasis and ectopia lentis.

3. Expand attendees’ knowledge of the options for surgical correction of astigmatism with both corneal and lens-based techniques.

4. Expand attendees’ knowledge of the options for surgical correction of presbyopia with lens-based techniques.

5. Improve attendees’ awareness of new intraocular lens technologies available outside the U.S.


 


Therapeutic Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (T-LACS) for the Complex Cataract
Kathryn Hatch

Morning program


WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SELECT FOR AND PUT IN A TORIC IOL?
Martin G. Edwards

Morning program


What is the Best Way To Select For and Put In a Multifocal IOL?
John J. Papale

Morning program


Mobile ReLacs: a practical option for your practice
Maroulla Gleaton

Morning program


Tips and Tricks to make Laser Cataract Surgery easy
Richard C. Rodman

Morning program


What is the best way to select for and put in an accommodating IOL?
Peter A. Rapoza

Morning program


Astigmatism Control with Arcuate Corneal Incisions using FS Lasers
Julian Stevens

Morning program


New IOL Designs: Multifocals, Accommodating, Toric
Julian Stevens

Morning program


Uveitis

Professional Practice Gaps:

Using feedback from NEOS members and discussion by the Program Committee, ocular inflammatory disease diagnosis and management was identified as a significant professional practice gap in our membership.

Program Objectives:

The content and format of this educational activity has been specifically designed to fill the identified practice gaps in our membership's current and potential scope of professional activities in a way that focuses on education, while managing commercial support and maintaining independence from promotional activities and commercial proprietary interests. This program seeks to:

1) Increase the competence of the audience in the areas of ocular inflammatory disease diagnosis, work-up, imaging and ocular fluid sample testing.

2) Improve the performance of the audience in perioperative and intraoperative care of uveitis patients.

3) Improve outcomes in the area of uveitis patient care by increasing awareness of treatment options available and guidelines for patient referral to uveitis subspecialists.


Uveitis: When and Why to Refer
C. Stephen Foster

Afternoon program


Ocular fluid testing in inflammatory eye disease
Ann-Marie Lobo

Afternoon program


Helpful imaging modalities in uveitis
Paul A. Gaudio

Afternoon program


Cicatrizing Conjunctivitis
James Chodosh

Afternoon program


Update on Uveitis Treatments
Janet Davis

Afternoon program


Surgical Management of Uveitis
Janet Davis

Afternoon program


The Uveitis work up
Sarkis Soukiasian

Afternoon program


Prolonged Post Operative Inflammation
George N. Papaliodis

Afternoon program