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Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Physician Update e-Edition
August 2014
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Macular Hole Repair

Research explores the efficacy of laser peripheral iridotomy for ACG in Caucasians

Because angle-closure glaucoma has been considered uncommon among non-Asian ethnic groups, ophthalmologists may underuse gonioscopy during routine eye exams for Caucasians. A new study screens 5,000 volunteer Caucasian hyperopes to determine ACG asymptomatic angle-closure prevalence.

Novel rat model used to study the role of ICP modulation on optic neuropathies
In the rat intraventricular cannula model, intracranial pressure can be manually reduced or increased over an extended period of time to study the role of intracranial pressure in optic nerve pathology.

PEDIG improves treatment for patients with amblyopia
The Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group uses evidence-based care to advance the treatment of children with amblyopia. PEDIG has also developed a more rigorous approach to assessing clinical parameters and provides an avenue for participation in clinical trials.

See all Ophthalmology Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic


Practical Clinical Case-Oriented Neuro-Ophthalmology

Sept. 19-21, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
Experts lecture on papilledema, pseuodapapilledma, diplopia, nystagmus and neuroradiology. A panel discusses neuro-ophthalmology problems including optic neuritis, neuroretinitis, neuromyelitis optica, ischemic optic neuropathy, Horner syndrome, downbeat nystagmus and myasthenia gravis. Unusual neuro-ophthalmology cases are presented.

Current Management of Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Diabetic Macular Edema

Oct. 18, 2014, in Chicago
This course provides an overview of the current management of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema, as well as case presentations. There will also be a panel discussion and additional opportunities for the audience to participate.

Current Concepts in Primary Eye Care

Oct. 30, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
Taught by Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists and optometrists, this program includes a balanced assessment of clinically relevant advances and covers a variety of topics in contemporary eye care. It also features one nonophthalmologic Mayo Clinic physician presenting a lecture of topical interest.

Retina Update and Case Conference

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
Summarize clinical trial data for patients with common retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion; identify and create evidence-based treatment algorithms for common diseases, based on the treatment options; and diagnose and implement treatment options for rare retinal diseases.

See all Ophthalmology Continuous Professional Development courses

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In the Video Center

Treatment Options for Graves' Ophthalmopathy at Mayo Clinic
Treatment options for patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy are somewhat limited. Researchers at Mayo Clinic recently completed a clinical trial (NCT00595335) of rituximab for treatment of the autoimmune eye disease.

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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