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LA Ophthalmology Update

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Good Samaritan Hospital - Salvatori Auditorium - 635 Lucas Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017



87th Midwinter Conference for Ophthalmology

LA Ophthalmology Update

 Program Chair
  • Peter Cornell, M.D.
  • James Salz, M.D.
  • Nicole Fram, M.D.
  Featured Speakers
  • Brandon D. Ayres, M.D. 
    Assistant Surgeon, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA  Instructor, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA  Private Practice, Ophthalmic Partners, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D. 
    Founder and Attending Surgeon, Minnesota Eye Consultants  Adjunct Clinic Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Department of Ophthalmology  Visiting Professor, UC Irvine, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute 
  • Andrew G. Lee, M.D. 
    Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College  Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Blanton Eye Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital  Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX    
  • Bryan S. Lee, M.D., J.D. 
    Altos Eye Physicians, Los Altos, CA

Registration Fee includes admission to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments breaks.

Location of Conference is at:
Good Samaritan Hospital - Salvatori Auditorium
635 Lucas Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of these activities, the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the indications for clinical practices and surgical techniques and implement them in their operative and clinical practices, respectively.
  • Discuss and implement new national guidelines and expert opinions on challenging and complicated topics such as head and neck cancer, ear surgery, and voice and swallow therapy.
  • Measure the quality of care in their practices and implement changes to their practices to improve those measures.
Program Schedule
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Time Topic Speaker
6:45 - 8:00 Check In & Breakfast
7:15 - 8:00 Resident & Fellow Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 Officer of the Day Peter Cornell, M.D.
8:05 - 8:15 Widefield Fundus Photos as a Screening Test James Salz, M.D.
8:15 - 8:35 Retina Round Table Discussion Peter Cornell, M.D. - Moderator
  Topics Include: Drusen and Vitamins; Plaquenil; Other TBD Christian Sanfilippo, M.D.
    Dan Esmaili, M.D.
    Michael Javaheri, M.D.
8:35 - 8:55 Retina Round Table Discussion - Continued  
8:55 - 9:15 Intraocular Tumors Tara McCannel, M.D.
9:15- 9:35 Some Things You Don't Know About Something You Know Well: Optic Neuritis and Neuromyelitis Optica Andrew Lee, M.D.
9:35 - 10:05 Break/Visit with Vendors
10:05- 10:25 Ocular Surface Disease in the Setting of Cataract Surgery Brandon Ayres, M.D.
10:25 - 10:55 Innovations in the Medical Management of Presbyopia Richard Lindstrom, M.D.
10:55 - 11:15 Neuro-ophthalmology of Space Flight Andrew Lee, M.D.
11:15 - 11:35 IOL Exchange: Techniques for Success Brandon Ayres, M.D.
11:35 - 11:55 Dealing with the Unhappy MFIOL Patient Bryan Lee, M.D., J.D.
11:55 - 12:15 Q&A
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:40 Joint Session: 

From Surviving to Thriving: Well-Being Essentials for a Healthy, Balanced Life (aka a Good Life)

Ricki S. Bander, Ph.D.
1:50 - 2:10 Why I Don't Use the Femtosecond Laser Bryan Lee, M.D., J.D.
2:10 - 2:30 Why I Do Use the Femtosecond Laser Nicole Fram, M.D.
2:30 - 2:50 Glaucoma Round Table - Novel approaches to glaucoma diagnosis and treatment.  Moderator: Alena Resnik, M.D.
    Ben Xu, M.D.
    Daniel Krivoy, M.D.
    Rohit Varma, M.D.
2:50 - 3:10 Glaucoma Round Table - Continued  
3:10 - 3:30 Painful Perilous Pupils
3:30 - 3:50 Hitting the Axis for Astigmatism Patients Bryan Lee, M.D., J.D.
3:50 - 4:10 Surgical Management of Iris Defects Brandon Ayres, M.D.
4:10 - 4:40 Evaluation of Eye Asymmetry Mehryar Taban, M.D.
4:40 - 5:10 Q&A
Location of Conference

Good Samaritan Hospital
Salvatori Auditorium

635 Lucas Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Hotel Accomodations

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333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90071 USA
Phone: 213 617 1133

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