28th Annual Ophthalmology Symposium

Event Schedule




28th Annual Ophthalmology Symposium 


Friday, September 6, 2024

7:15 am            Registration/Continental Breakfast


8:00 am            Welcome


Section I          Glaucoma

8:05 am              Updates in Glaucoma Therapy

Malik Kahook, MD

8:15 am            SLT - How Repeatable and Effective Is It?

Kaweh Mansouri, MD

8:30 am            Glaucoma Drops and Ocular Surface

Kaleb Abbott, OD

8:40 am            Alternatives to Drops

Monica Ertel, MD, PhD      

8:50 am            Introduction to 25th Annual Philip Ellis Lecture

Malik Kahook, MD           

8:55 am            Continuous IOP Monitoring - Advances Made and Lessons Learned - 25th Annual Philip Ellis Lecture

Kaweh Mansouri, MD

9:15 am           Subsequent Glaucoma Procedures: What to Do When Our Work Fails

Deidre St. Peter, MD   

9:25 am            Traditional Glaucoma Surgery vs MIGS - More Than One Way to Skin a Cat

Kaweh Mansouri, MD

9:35 am            Cases and Questions

Leonard Seibold, MD, and Malik Kahook, MD         


10:00am            BREAK


Section II         Uveitis  

10:20 am           Atypical UGH (uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema) Syndrome

Amit Reddy, MD

10:30 am           Vitreoretinal Lymphoma - Past and Future

John Gonzales, MD

10:45 am           Key Imaging and Clinical Features for Diagnosing Placoid Chorioretinitis

Lynn Hassman, MD, PhD

10:55 am           Update on Sjogren's Disease Dry Eye

John Gonzales, MD

11:10 am           Birdshot Uveitis - The Intersection of Genetics and Immunology

Alan Palestine, MD

11:20 am           Cases and Questions

Alan Palestine, MD, and Julia Xia, MD


11:55 am           LUNCH


Section III        Neuro-Ophthalmology

1:00 pm           Nocturnal Hypotension and Non-Arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy: Blindness Upon Awakening? 

Mary Labowsky, MD

1:10 pm          The Fourth Musketeer?

Kim Gokoffski, MD, PhD

1:20 pm          Is Time Vision in Optic Neuritis? 

Jeffrey Bennett, MD

1:30 pm           Introduction to Lew Lecture 

Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD

1:35 pm           Treatment for Optic Neuropathies, Oxymoron?

 12th Annual Deegan Lew Lecture

Kimberly Gokoffski, MD

1:45 pm           Neuro-Ophthalmic Emergencies: What Do I Need to Know and Do Differently?

Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD

1:55 pm           Hot and Under Pressure

Kimberly Gokoffski, MD

2:05 pm             Case Discussions & Questions

Prem Subramanian MD, PhD and Michael Gilhooley, MD

2:30 pm            ADJOURN



Saturday, September 7, 2024

8:00 am             Registration/Continental Breakfast


8:30 am             Welcome


8:35 am             CSEPS Update  – Monica Ertel, MD, PhD  


Section IV       Cornea

8:45 am             Dry Eyes: What To Do When the Drops Aren’t Working…

Darren Gregory, MD

8:55 am            "I Don't Drive at Night...": Validating the Subjective Complaints of Patients with Fuchs Endothelial Corneal                               Dystrophy in the National Advanced Driving Simulator

Christopher Sales, MD, MPH

9:10 am            Functional Implications of Ocular Surface Disease and Easy Ideas That May Help

Kara Hanson, OD

9:20 am             Your Trash is My Treasure: Using Surplus Materials from your Surgical Tray to Make Corneal Surgery                                     Easier

Christopher Sales, MD, PHD

9:35 am              Medicolegal

Ronald Wise, MD

9:45 am             Cases and Questions

Michael Taravella, MD   


10:10 am             BREAK


Section V         Retina    

10:40 am           Virtual Reality Headsets in Ophthalmic Testing

Jesse Smith, MD

10:50 am           Deja Vu All Over Again! Update on Pentosan Polysulfate and Hydroxychloroquine Toxicities

Nieraj Jain, MD

11:05 am           Advancing Geographic Atrophy Treatment

Naresh Mandava, MD

11:15 am           Inherited Retinal Diseases: 6 Clinical Pearls and 6 Exciting Developments

Nieraj Jain, MD

11:30 am           New and Upcoming Trreatment Options for GA in AMD

Niranjan Manoharan, MD

11:40 am           Cases and Questions

Talisa de Carlo Forest, MD


12:05 pm          ADJOURN


Ophthalmology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute

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Aurora, CO 80045

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