63rd Rochester Ophthalmology Conference

Physicians Program

The Flaum Eye Institute proudly presents the 63rd Rochester Ophthalmology Conference. This year's two-day meeting is highlighted by our Snell Memorial and Billitier Family Distinguished Visiting Professor lectures featuring Julia Haller, MD and Terrence P. O'Brien, MD. In addition, this year's program hosts other nationally renowned lecturers from across the sub-specialties as well as our own expert faculty. We hope that you will find their lectures enlightening and useful to your practices.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  1. State at least 4 ways to reduce post-operative complications resulting from cataract surgery
  2. List surgical and pharmaceutical therapies used in the treatment of retinal disease, glaucoma, and corneal disease
  3. Discuss screening methods for eye diseases in disparate populations
  4. Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in ophthalmology
  5. Describe the evidence-based approach to managing medical diseases of the cornea and ocular surface, including inflammatory, infectious, and degenerative conditions
  6. Describe appropriate methods for imaging eye disease
  7.  List treatments for common pediatric eye diseases

Allied Health Professional Program

This Conference for Allied Health Professionals will provide an update for ophthalmic personnel at the assistant, technician, technologist, skilled nurse, or photographer level and will run concurrently with the physician conference.


Topics will include:

  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Contact Lens
  • Ocular surface disease
  • Uveitis
  • Retinal disease
  • Diagnostics and Imaging

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate to patients the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative steps involved in cataract and corneal surgery
  2. Match the correct use of diagnostic technologies with clinical presentations of ophthalmic disease
  3. Inform patients of and describe to them evidence-based treatments of dry eye disease
  4. Evaluate clinical presentations of pupillary anomalies, traumatic ocular injuries and orbital diseases
  5. Describe medical and surgical approaches to retinal disease
  6. Describe the roles of nursing and allied health support staff in medicolegal issues in ophthalmology
  7. Correctly relate neuro-ophthalmic terms with clinical presentations
  8. State appropriate uses of ophthalmic photography in anterior and posterior segment eye disease

Conference Details

  • When

  • Friday, March 23, 2018 - Saturday, March 24, 2018
    7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
    415 Elmwood Ave
    Flaum Atrium
    Rochester, New York 14642

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