Ophthalmology at the Crossroads 2014: A Still Changing Perspective (RP1412D)

Dallas, TX US
December 13, 2014

This course is designed to bring the cutting edge basic and clinical research findings to both the practicing general ophthalmologist and subspecialist in all fields of ophthalmology. The course addresses the seven sub-specialty areas of ophthalmology: cornea and external disease, retina and vitreous surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, neuro- ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic surgery, ophthalmic pathology, and glaucoma.

Target Audience

This symposium is designed for practicing and academic ophthalmologists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge and Patient Care) and be able to:

  • Explain the need for and the impact of medical ethics in an ophthalmic practice
  • Review updates on coding and payment policies and the impact they have on practice management
  • Describe the impacts of recent healthcare reforms and the development of accountable care organizations
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of gene therapy vs. cell therapy to treat eye diseases
  • Discuss the novel therapeutic approaches to prevent vision loss associated with diabetic retinopathy
  • Discuss the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration based on epidemiological facts
  • Describe the recent advancements in diagnosis and treatment options for dry eye
  • Describe the evolution of cataract surgery and integrate best practice methods to improve outcomes
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AMA
  • 8.50 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/13/2014 - 7:50am CST
Event ends: 
12/13/2014 - 4:30pm CST
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
6001 Forest Park
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology
The David Bruton, Jr. Chair in Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Accreditation and Designation Statements

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

Available Credit

  • 8.50 AMA
  • 8.50 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics


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