On Monday, July 7th, the VMR Institute held its fifth lecture of the 2014 Lecture Series. This lecture centered around Exudative Maculopathies; the 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.
We were also fortunate to have guest lecturer Howard Slavin, a seasoned trial lawyer whose practice emphasizes the defense of medical malpractice cases, discuss how ODs could best avoid malpractice lawsuits. For over 40 years Howard has had a special interest in problems of the eye. His presentation touched on contacts and relationships with patients, practice safety, preferred optometric practice considerations, communications, proper record keeping, and suggestions concerning co-management, and a review of the major types of lawsuits that are filed against optometrists.
Thank you to all of those who could join us for this special lecture. We hope you found the information useful and we hope to see you at our next one in August.
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