Retinal Update 2019

Edina, MN,  February 2, 2019

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Target Audience

Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Nursing Personnel, Ophthalmic Technicians,
and Allied Health Personnel.


Learning Objectives

  • To know when/how OCT technology should be used in
    the diagnosis/management of retinal disorders and in the
    decisions for IOL selection in cataract surgery.
  • To learn unique findings in the choroid and optic nerve head
    associated with long-term space flight and implications for
    future space flight.
  • To identify and generate a differential diagnosis of retinal
    manifestations of systemic diseases.
  • To understand the risk/benefit profile for cataract surgery on
    patients with coexisting retinal disease or who have undergone
    previous retinal surgery.
  • Present a diagnostic dilemma for possible choroidal melanoma
    and showcase technique for biopsy.
  • Present cases that cover a variety of retinal pathologies, discuss
    approach to clinical evaluation, review the interpretation of
    imaging studies and summarize management strategies.
  • To understand the basic pathophysiology of diabetic
    retinopathy and the comprehensive eye care provider’s role in
    education, diagnosis and management.
  • To learn the role of anti-VEGF therapy in DME, PDR, and
    NPDR and the diminishing role of laser photocoagulation.
  • To identify and generate a differential diagnosis of retinal
    manifestations of systemic diseases.
  • To review a selection of retina journal publications from 2018
    that have broad clinical relevance.
  • To understand the evaluation of macular holes by OCT and
    be familiar with the identification of similar entities.

The Westin Edina Galleria


The Westin Edina Galleria
3201 Galleria Drive
Edina, MN  55435

(952) 567-5000

For discounted rate, please reference “Retinal Update 2019” when booking rooms

Room Block cut-off date is January 20, 2019


Coffee and rolls will be available during registration.



A brunch will be served during the break.

Guest Faculty

David Brown, MD

Director of the Greater Houston Retina Research Center
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine
Practices at Retina Consultants of Houston and The Methodist Hospital of Houston Texas

Faculty Members from VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA

Herbert L. Cantrill, MD
Steven Bennett, MD
Sundeep Dev, MD
John Davies, MD
D. Wilkin Parke III, MD
Alex Ringeisen, MD
Peter Tang, MD, PhD

CME Credits:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Nurses are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirement for acceptable continuing education.


$100.00 for physicians, nurses, technicians and allied health personnel.

$25.00 for retired physicians.

No charge for residents and fellows.

Fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, brunch and break refreshments.

For program information, please contact Gretchen Dertz (952) 259-4273.