205 Ophthalmology Sub-Specialty Series "John R. Lynn Lectureship 2022" (040922)

April 9, 2022

Purpose and Content 
This course is designed to address current treatment strategies for glaucoma with an emphasis on comprehensive evaluation 
and medical treatment as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques. 

Educational Method 
Lecture, Presentation Slides, Surgical Videos, Question and Answer Session.

Target Audience

This course is appropriate for ophthalmologists, primary care physicians, neurologists, optometrists and other health care professionals who would benefit from a discussion on the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic medical conditions related to various presentations of neurological diseases. 

Specifically, this session is designed for practicing and academic ophthalmologists, residents, fellows in training, and other health care providers interested in a comprehensive update on the advances in medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma.  

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate the management of challenging surgical glaucoma cases and intra-operative decision making 
  • Discuss the multi factorial pathobiology of ischemic optic neuropathy in glaucoma and ocular stroke 
  • Identify facial, geographic, and demographic characteristics that increase risk for glaucoma 
  • Understand the burden of glaucoma in the developing world 
  • Discuss the design, synthesis and bioactivity of a series of novel hybrid small molecules with dual activity to reduce intraocular pressure and provide cyto/neuroprotection 
  • Describe the importance of both structural and vascular components of the retina and optic nerve in managing glaucoma 
  • Understand how OCTA may simplify the complex influence of myopia I misdiagnosing glaucoma 
  • Discuss techniques for placing a tube shunt in the ciliary sulcus 
  • Discuss considerations when placing a tube in the sulcus 
  • Understand the risks, benefits, and indications of laser iridotomy 
  • Understand the natural history of “narrow angles” 


Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA
  • 3.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/09/2022 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/09/2022 - 12:30pm CDT
Virtual Conference via Zoom
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
United States


Preston Blomquist, M.D.                                                                                                                                                                                Professor of Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical Center                                                                                                                                                                        Dallas, TX

Jess T. Whitson, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical Center                                                                                                                                                                        Dallas, TX



Nichole Reichert

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Accreditation: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation:  The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA
  • 3.50 Attendance


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