Ophthalmology at the Crossroads 2014: A Still Changing Perspective (RP1412D)
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.
This symposium is designed for practicing and academic ophthalmologists.
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
JAMES P. MCCULLEY, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.OPHTH.(U.K.)
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.
- 8.50 AMA
- 8.50 Attendance
- 2.00 Ethics