59th Annual Rochester Ophthalmology Conference

Physicians Program

Ophthalmologists, optometrists and allied healthcare professionals can benefit from this two-day course that updates their practices by incorporating evidenced-based therapies, surgical techniques and scientific insights. The program planning team has identified clinical practice gaps in the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic diseases and complications of those treatments corresponding to the 10 practice emphasis areas (PEAs) identified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

  • Cataract and Anterior Segment
  • Cornea and External Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology and Orbit
  • Oculoplastics and Orbit
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Refractive Management and Intervention
  • Retina and Vitreous
  • Uveitis
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Through multiple interactive sessions, attendees of this educational activity will be able to identify the tests, treatments and potential complications related to a number of ophthalmic diseases / conditions. An evidence based approach will be used including the use of pattern recognition related to diagnoses of disease and determining the cause of potential complications of surgical and non-surgical interventions. Also introduced will be the integrated management of ophthalmic care related to systemic eye disease (such as diabetes) as related to American Academy of Ophthalmology/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®/ National Committee for Quality Assurance (AMA 2010) as well as standards related to diagnosing ophthalmic diseases through evaluation of the retina, the optic nerve head, the anterior segment and ocular surface using current and new technology.  

At the end of this program participants should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast surgical interventions and pharmacological treatments for the management of elevated eye pressures in order to achieve an optimal patient IOP target
  • List strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy to treat and counsel patients in order to minimize vision loss in both the proliferative and non-proliferative stage
  • Describe pre- and intra-operative techniques to reduce complications resulting from cataract surgery
  • Discuss how changes in the health care system will affect the practice of ophthalmology
  • Describe an evidence-based approach to determining the severity of dry eye disease and approaches to its treatment including pharmacology and therapeutic devices
  • List the patient benefits in lowering the amount of energy used in cataract surgery
  • Identify emerging developments in retinal imaging
  • Review advances in the treatment of macular degeneration
  • Compare and contrast current methods for presbyopic correction as related to patient satisfaction


Please refer to the agenda for specific location and times.

  • When

  • Friday, March 21, 2014 - Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • Where

  • The University of Rochester
    415 Elmwood Ave.
    Rochester, New York 14642
    (585) 275-4392

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