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Spring Retina Update
History

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.


2018

The 4th Annual Spring Retina Update was held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Drury Inn, 8700 Eager Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63144.  All members of the eye care community were welcome to attend this symposium.  Co-Moderator, Bradley T. Smith, MD stated "I personally heard many comments about how it's the best educational event and it's highly anticipated each year."  

Plans are underway for next year's symposium, and details will be announced as soon as they become available.

2018 Agenda:

7:00: Breakfast and Registration

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

8:05: Past and Future Directions in the Treatment of AMD - Gaurav K. Shah, M.D.

8:25: Cataract Surgery in Eyes at Risk for Macular Edema - Bradley T. Smith, M.D.

8:45: Retinal Emergencies - Alia Durrani, M.D.

9:30: Diabetic Retinopathy and DRCR Protocols - Kevin J. Blinder, M.D.

9:45: Update on Ophthalmic Imaging - Sabin Dang, M.D. 

10:00: Outcomes of Pseudophakic RD Repair - Daniel P. Joseph, M.D., Ph.D.

10:15: Break

10:30: Case Presentations and Discussion - The Physicians of The Retina Institute

11:30: Meeting Adjourn

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