VMR Lecture Series
CE Lecture: Exudative Maculopathies
Special Lecture: How ODs can Avoid Malpractice Lawsuits
Monday, July 7, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
VMR Institute Office
Founding Director, VMR Institute – Vitreous – Macula – Retina
There are various causes for exudative maculopathy that can be grouped anatomically as those that arise from changes in front of the macula, known as vitreo-maculopathies, changes within the macula, typically retino-vascular disorders, most commonly diabetic macular edema but also retinal vein occlusions and perifoveal telangiectasia, and changes behind the macula most often age-related macular degeneration but also central serous chorioretinopathy.
Surgery is typically performed for vitreo-maculopathies, but pharmacologic vitreolysis is indicated to treat certain conditions and avoid surgery. Laser therapy, the previous mainstay of therapy for intraretinal exudative maculopathies, has been effectively replaced by intravitreal anti-VEGF injections.
This lecture will review the various maculopathies, their clinical presentation, and therapeutic management.
CE Credit: 2 Hours (CA State Board of Optometry)
*$10 fee for CE
Complimentary dinner included
Enjoy a complimentary dinner provided by award-winning gourmet catering company, 24 Carrots.
Dinner is available by 6:30 p.m.
Partner – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Howard Slavin is a seasoned trial lawyer whose practice emphasizes the defense of medical malpractice cases. For over 40 years Howard has had a special interest in problems of the eye.
He defends eyecare professionals in malpractice cases and in disciplinary actions brought by hospitals, by the State Board of Optometry or the California Medical Board.
His presentation will touch on contacts and relationships with patients, practice safety, preferred optometric practice considerations, communications, proper record keeping, and suggestions concerning co-management. Finally, there will be a review of the major types of lawsuits that are filed against optometrists.
After listening, you’ll be armed with the ammunition to keep you out of Howard’s office.