Session date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 7:00am to 8:15am
Eye Institute
925 N. 87th St.
Lower Level Conference Room
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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Program Description: 

Part-1: our group has investigated the various changes after anterior ischemic optic neuropathy in a murine photochemical thrombosis model. In addition to traditional histologic morphometric measures, we have utilized non-invasive imaging techniques such as spectral-domain OCT and confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging to study the living optic nerve head and axons. I will present our findings regarding studies on anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.

Part-2: Degeneration of the visual pathway has been shown in animal studies, although trans-synaptic degeneration is controversial in humans. I will present data on evidence of long- distance visual pathway degeneration using optical coherence tomography and magnetic resonance imaging analysis.

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 professionals
  • Full time faculty
  • Residents
  • Fellow ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Ophthalmic photographers
Learning objectives: 

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:

1. Understand the changes to the optic nerve and retinal ganglion cells in anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and animal models.

2. Learn retinal imaging and magnetic resonance imaging techniques used to study optic neuropathy

3. Appreciate the timing and changes that occur in the visual pathways following anterior and posterior visual pathway lesions

Faculty & credentials: 
Activity Directors:
Wanda M. Martinez, MD
Joe Carroll, PhD
Y. Joyce Liao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford Byers Eye Institute
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CME Coordinator Contact Information

Kelli Torosian
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-7875