Program Description: 

Congenital nystagmus is a sign not a diagnosis. One of the diagnoses causing congenital nystagmus is Leber Congenital Amaurosis. With the advent of FDA approved treatment for one type of Leber Congenital Amaurosis and clinical trials for other types, it is imperative that pediatric ophthalmologists make this diagnosis in a timely manner. This talk will present cases and the workup which revealed the diagnosis, give an update on results of gene therapy trials, and describe how to navigate websites and other resources to determine which genetic eye disorders currently have clinical trials in the pipeline.



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 Eye Care Professionals
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Medical students
  • Graduate students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows  
  • Vision Scientists 
Learning objectives: 

At the end of this session, I will be able to:

  1. Understand how to find gene therapy trials for specific diagnoses/patients
  2. Be able to name 3 pediatric ophthalmology conditions with current gene therapy treatment or clinical trials
  3. Be able to plan an appropriate workup for children with congenital nystagmus
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
William J. Wirostko, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences




Arlene Drack, MD
Ronald Keech Professor of Pediatric Genetic Eye Disease
Research Director, Electrophysiology IVR
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Health Care

All persons in control of content has no relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of: 

Name CompanyRole
Arlene Drack, MD
Spark TherapeuticsInvestigator
Vision for Tomorrow




In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved 


Mary Schafer
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-7840
Session date: 
02/06/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am CST
Medical College of WI- 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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