Program Description: 

High resolution retinal imaging using adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy has the potential to dramatically alter the way patients with inherited retinal degenerations are evaluated. The lecture will demonstrate how high-resolution retinal imaging can provide insights into how cones are lost in eyes with retinal degenerations, and how these measures may provide novel, sensitive, objective outcome measures to assess experimental treatments for inherited retinal degenerations.

Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Target audience: 
  • Community eye care providers
  • Full-time faculty
  • Residents
  • Fellow ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Ophthalmic photographers
Learning objectives: 

1.   To understand challenges that have limited development of treatments for retinitis pigmentosa.

2.   To understand how interpretation of adaptic optics images of the retina is facilitated by comparision with other imaging modalities.

3.   To understand how high resolution retinal imaging may provide a sensitive, objective outcome measure for clinical trials of patients with retinitis pigmentosa.

Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee Members:
Wanda M. Martinez, MD
Bhavna P. Sheth, MD
Speaker Info:
Jacque L. Duncan, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Vice Chair of Medical Student Affairs
University of California, San Francisco
All persons in control of content has NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following persons:



Hattie Waagen
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-7842
Session date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 7:00am to 8:15am
Eye Institute
925 N. 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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