Discussion of the results with the Descemet stripping without endothelial replacement for FECD, including recent results using a topical Rho kinase inhibitor to promote endothelial migration.

    Session date: 
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
    Eye Institute
    925 N. 87th Street
    Lower Level Conference Room
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    United States
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 1.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.

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    Program Description: 

    Advanced in clinical and bench research in ophthalmology has produced multiple new treatment options for a variety of ocular diseases.  New technology, including the fast growing field of ocular imaging, is been used to further understand eye anatomy and pathology.  Progress in the field of ocular surgery has introduced new techniques and better outcomes.  The clinical and research environment is complex; issues related to ethics, quality improvement and new technology affect all eye care providers. The Eye Institute has, as one of its mission, the goal of being at the forefront of research, clinical care and education.  Our goal is to educate the academic and community eye care providers, residents, researchers and medical students on the best and newest clinical and surgical treatments, cutting edge research and important non-clinical topics available in the field.


    ACCME 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 Statement:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 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 Care Professionals
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  

    Target audience: 
    Community Physicians
    Allied Health Professionals
    Learning objectives: 
    1. Understand the genetic basis of Fuchs' dystrophy and the role of RNA toxicity in this disease.
    2. Participants will understand the various forms of corneal transplantation currently used to manage Fuchs' dystrophy, as well as the pros and cons of each.
    3. Participants will understand the future directions for unraveling disease pathogenesis, as well as novel forms of surgical management for this disease.
    Faculty & credentials: 
    Presenter: Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD
    Louis Block Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
    University of Chicago

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