Controversies in Modern Eye Care meeting set for ophthalmologists, optometrists


One-day continuing education session offers latest insights and advancements.

The Controversies in Modern Eye Care (CIME) meeting is a 1-day event being held April 30, 2023, at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California. Participants may attend in person or virtually.

The emphasis of CIME is to encourage a dialogue between optometrists and ophthalmic surgeons for optimizing patient care.

“The meeting brings together top optometry and surgical experts to share clinical insights and advances in eye care,” according to Neda Shamie, MD, my program cochairperson, and colleague at the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in Los Angeles.

For me, this dialogue is all the more important when considering that the number of Americans with impaired vision or blindness is predicted to soar in coming decades as the result of aging and chronic diseases, including diabetes.

It also is important to note that advances in diagnostic tools and treatment choices mean that the nation’s 46,000 optometrists have access to a growing armamentarium of medications and state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies.

The topics to be addressed at the conference include updates in cataract and refractive surgery, postoperative patient care, and choosing the right IOL. Dry and wet labs are scheduled for in-person learners to have hands-on experiences with new devices and equipment.

In addition to ophthalmologists and optometrists, othereye care specialists and health care professionals interested in treating ocular diseases are encouraged to participate.

Those interested can register here. There is no fee for registration at least 30 days in advance of the event.

In-person registration is also available the day of the conference, from 6:30 to 7 AM.

The meeting features great lectures and wet labs with an opportunity to reconnect with old friends.

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