Capstone Lectures

Capstone Lectures and LIVE STREAM Event

The Capstone Lectures will be LIVE STREAMED during ACE to registered attendees of the Friday, October 11, event. The LIVE STREAM will be aired from 8:00 am-3:50 pm. LIVE STREAM event registered attendees will need to complete a quiz to receive credit for these 7 CE hours.

Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology

Michael Chiang, MD, Portland, OR
Friday, 8:05 am-8:25 am
This session will explore the next transformation in ophthalmology with the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in diagnosing and treating disease in clinical practice. Effective for image recognition, AI has enormous potential to change the way ophthalmic diagnosis is performed. AI can be used to detect diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity and other eye conditions.

Lean Techniques for the Ophthalmic Practice

James Tsai, MD, MBA, New York, NY
Friday, 8:25 am-8:50 am
This session will explore the methodology of Lean processes and techniques in an ophthalmic practice to increase the value for patients and minimize waste.

The Future of OCT

Joel Schuman, MD, FACS, New York, NY
Friday, 9:00 am-9:25 am
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a common instrument in today’s ophthalmology practice. But what is the future of OCT? This session will present new OCT innovations, such as visible light OCT for enhanced resolution and oximetry. The discussion will then explore the application of Artificial Intelligence in analyzing highly complex OCT scans and the ability to interpret scans and predict future disease progression.

Tele-Ophthalmology—A Vision for the Future

Sophia Saleem, MD, New York, NY
Friday, 9:25 am-9:50 am
Tele-ophthalmology is becoming more common in ophthalmology practices. This session will cover the benefits of setting up tele-ophthalmology as part of a practice.

Update in Orbital Surgery

Richard Allen, MD, PhD, FACS, Houston, TX
Friday, 10:00 am-10:25 am
The orbit cannot be directly visualized but it can be surgically operated on. This session will discuss surgical techniques to reach this cavity behind the eye. Whether it is reconstructing the bony orbit or removing a space occupying tumor, there are techniques to reach and operate on this unseen part of the eye.

New IOL Technologies

Jack Holladay, MD, MSEE, FACS, Bellaire, TX
Friday, 10:25 am-10:50 am
A glimpse into the future of IOLs will be presented. This session will touch on new, state-of-the-art technologies of intraocular lenses and new surgical treatments available.

Top 10 Tips on Clinic Efficiency

Christine McDonald, COA, ROUB, OSC, COE, St. Louis, MO
Friday, 11:00 am-11:25 am
Time is money. This is more true today than any other time in the ophthalmic practice. This session will discuss tips to help clinics run more efficiently. Innovative ideas about clinic layout, staffing and patient satisfaction to increase efficiency and productivity will be presented.

Guest Speaker to be Announced

Friday, 12:00 pm-12:50 pm

Retinal Surgery Highlights

Michael Stewart, MD, Jacksonville, FL
Friday, 1:00 pm-1:25 pm
This session will review the highlights of retinal surgery in 2019.

Refractive Surgery in Children

William Astle, MD, FRCSC, Dipl. ABO, Calgary, AB Canada
Friday, 1:25 pm-1:50 pm
This session will discuss a portfolio of successful surgical techniques that effectively eliminate refractive errors in children, while promoting successful reversal of amblyopia, as well as restoring vision and fusion in complex pediatric refractive situations, not responding to more standard treatments.

Where is the Future of Cornea Headed?

Bennie Jeng, MD, Baltimore, MD
Friday, 2:00 pm-2:25 pm
This session will highlight significant advancements in medical and surgical cornea. Emphasis will be on how new technologies and new surgical procedures will drive the cornea practice in the future.

Glaucoma: News and Views

Andrew Iwach, MD, San Francisco, CA
Friday, 2:25 pm-2:50 pm
This session will discuss a variety of timely and sometimes controversial topics as they relate to glaucoma, such as cannabinoids. This engaging session will identify the difficult patient questions that AOP may encounter.

Next Generation of Cross-Linking

David Hardten, MD, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, 3:00 pm-3:25 pm
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) has been a significant, innovative advance in the treatment of cornea diseases. As it continues to gain momentum worldwide, new CXL advances and uses continue to emerge. This session will explore alternatives to the currently approved process including accelerated treatment time, the agents used, the role of oxygen and combination treatments.

You Could Die From That!

Karl Golnik, MD, MEd, Blue Ash, OH
Friday, 3:25 pm-3:50 pm
This session will discuss neuro-ophthalmology conditions that, if not diagnosed and treated, could result in death. The focus of this session will be on the technician’s role of identifying these conditions.

Capstone Day at a Glance Friday