The 41st Annual Resident and Alumni Day (RP2106D)

June 19, 2021

This course is designed to allow participants a comprehensive day of updated material in the ophthalmology field. This includes presentations of rare and unusual cases which might otherwise not be seen, reports on results of current and new surgical procedures, technologies and treatment modalities which could be incorporated into practices, and comprehensive reviews of other ophthalmic topics germane to the everyday practice of ophthalmology.

Target Audience

The course is designed for practicing and academic ophthalmologists interested in a comprehensive update on the advances in medical and surgical care of ophthalmic conditions and diseases.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to link the education objectives to Core Competencies (Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, and Quality Improvement) and be able to:

  • Discuss the manners and methods by which disease severity and progression in patients with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy are assessed.
  • Identify and discuss the effectiveness of sutureless mullerectomy for ptosis repair and treatment.
  • Evaluate the incidence and characteristics of patients presenting with acute diplopia secondary to giant cell arteritis (GCA).
  • Compare and contrast the safety, benefits and complications of FLACS as a viable, cost-effect refractive cataract surgical option versus conventional surgery.
  • Describe how the use of coherence tomography can provide a more precise assessment of glaucomatous progression.
  • Discuss novel treatments to improve surgical outcomes and complications of PDR patients.
  • Investigate PCR tests’ ability to be an accurate diagnosis tool for AK.
  • Examine facial asymmetry and its relation to congenital ptosis.
  • Discuss treatment option for uveitis as a complication of cataract surgery.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/19/2021 - 7:45am CDT
Event ends: 
06/19/2021 - 4:30pm CDT
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Virtual Event via Zoom
United States


Preston H. Blomquist, M.D.
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Dr. W. Maxwell Thomas Chair in Ophthalmology
Vice Chair, Education
Residency Program Director
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

James P. McCulley, M.D., FACS, FRCOphth(UK )
Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
The David Bruton, Jr. Chair in Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

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 continuing education activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in the activity that was designated for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA
  • 6.00 Attendance


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