Ophthalmology at the Crossroads 2021 (RP2112D)

Dallas, TX US
December 4, 2021

This course is designed to bring the cutting edge basic and clinical research findings to both the practicing general ophthalmologist and sub-specialist in all fields of ophthalmology, including the seven sub-specialty areas: cornea and external disease, retina and vitreous surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic surgery, ophthalmic pathology, and glaucoma. This course also offers a medical ethics lecture and updates regarding changes in healthcare policy.

Target Audience

This symposium is designed for practicing and academic ophthalmologists.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize high risk factors for rejection of corneal transplants in addition to corneal neo-vascularization.
  • Define how the use of simulators in cataract surgery enhance training education and safety.
  • Interpret contemporary keratoplasty in the context of historical development and evaluate future trends in corneal transplantation.
  • Explain the different etiologies and pathogenesis of macular holes and demonstrate how management and outcomes differ based on etiology.
  • Discuss the increasing prevalence of burnout in practicing physicians - how we arrived at this point and how it affects equity in medical care.
  • Apply changing documentation rules to increase Medicare coverage of diagnostic tools and therapies.



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/04/2021 - 7:30am CST
Event ends: 
12/04/2021 - 5:00pm CST
T. Boone Pickens Auditorium (NG3.112)
6001 Forest Park Road
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Course Director 

Preston Blomquist, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology 

Vice Chair, Education

Residency Program Director

Department of Ophthalmology 

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX 


H. Dwight Cavanagh Cornea Lecturer 

Mark Mannis, M.D

Fosse Endowed Chair in Vision Science Research

Professor and Chair

Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science

University of California Davis Eye Center

Davis, CA


Seymour B. Gostin, M.D. Lecturer 

Thomas Oetting, M.D. 

Deputy Director, VA Medical Center Surgical Services

Professor in Ophthalmology

Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Iowa City, IA


Winslow Family Retina Lecturer 

Stanley Chang, M.D. 

Professor of Ophthalmology

Columbia Universaity

New York, NY    


Guest Speaker

Victor Perez, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology

Director, Foster Center of Ocular Immunology

Duke Eye Center, Duke University

Durham, NC


Other Distinguished Faculty 

Cynthia L. Beauchamp, M.D., FACP 

Pediatric Ophthalmology, PA, Dallas, TX

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology 

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX 


Dwain G. Fuller, M.D., J.D. 

Texas Retina Associates, Dallas, TX 

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology 

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX   


John M. Haley, M.D., O.C.S. 

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist 

Garland Eye Associates, PA, Garland, TX 

Clinical Professor of 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.




The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas designates this continuing education activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the 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 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates the presentations “Ethics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” and “Is There An Ethics Mandate for Physicians to Model Healthy Living for Their Patients?" for a maximum of 2.0 hours in ethics and/or professional responsibility education. 

Optometry Credit 

Your attendance and license number will be submitted to the Texas Optometry Board following this course for credit. 


Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics


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