Spring Retina Update

For more than a half of century, the Retina Research & Development Foundation (RRDF) has known the importance of providing education to the eye care community.  In keeping with this philosophy, RRDF and the physicians of The Retina Institute held its first Spring Retina Update in 2015.  The course was designed for eye care professionals to learn about recent clinical advances in the diagnosis and management of eye diseases as well as advances in ophthalmic research.  Optometrists, ophthalmologists and technicians all benefited from this educational opportunity.

The first meeting included updates on the management of age-related macular degeneration, vein occlusions, retinal detachment repair and plaquenil toxicity.  Case presentations and panel discussions were also part of the program with all of the physicians of The Retina Institute participating in the meeting.

By the end of the presentation, attendees received a better understanding of disease processes in the eye.  The symposium encouraged audience discussion and participation.


The 5th Annual Spring Retina Update was held on April 13, 2019 at a new venue The St. Luke's Institute for Health Education Emerson Auditorium located at 222 South Wood Mills Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

Plans are already underway for the 2020 symposium.  There is no cost for the course, but registration is required.  Please contact Nancy nancy.bolozky@rc-stl.com for more information.  Nancy can be reached by phone at 314-367-1181 x-2157 and she will be happy to answer any of your questions.

COPE, CME and CE credits available

2019 CME Credit/Accreditation Joint Provided: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and policies of the Missouri State Medical Association and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint providership of Institute for International Medicine and The Retina Institute.

Physicians:  Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Institute for International Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

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2019 Agenda:

7:00: Breakfast and Registration

8:00: Welcome - Sabin Dang, M.D. & Bradley T. Smith, M.D.

8:05: Summary of Present and Future Trials - Kevin J. Blinder, M.D.

8:25: Modern Approaches to Cataract Surgery Complications - Sabin Dang, M.D.

8:45: AMD Mimickers - Bradley T. Smith, M.D.

9:05: Case Presentations and Discussion - The Physicians of The Retina Institute

10:05: Break

10:25: Pneumatic Vitreolysis: Expanding Indications for an Old Technique - Thomas K. Krummenacher, M.D.

10:45: Current Treatment Strategies for Diabetic Retinopathy - Alia K. Durrani, M.D. 

11:05: 27 Gauge: An Evolution and Revolution in Vitrectomy - Gaurav K. Shah, M.D.

11:25: Closing Remarks

11:30: Meeting Adjourn

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