Cornea Update: Corneal Dystrophies & Related Conditions with an Update on Genetic Assessment and Treatment (CME)

Cornea Update:

Corneal Dystrophies & Related Conditions with an

Update on Genetic Assessment and Treatment

Recorded on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at:

 Wills Eye Hospital, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  (Auditorium -- 8th Floor)

Last Review Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Christopher J. Rapuano, MD

Program Chair

Course Description: 

Many comprehensive ophthalmologists are unable to recognize and properly diagnose a large number of corneal dystrophies as many dystrophies are rare and not seen frequently in a general practice.  This conference will allow participants a unique opportunity to exam live patients at the slit lamp in an effort to improve physician’s skills at identifying corneal dystrophies.  Didactic lectures and case presentations will reinforce best practice management strategies.                              

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize common and unusual corneal dystrophies
  • Develop a strategy to best manage patients with a variety of corneal dystrophies
  • Explain the risks and benefits of different surgical interventions designed to treat corneal dystrophies 

Wills Eye Hospital Faculty:             

Brandon D. Ayers, MD • Jenina E. Capasso, MS, LCGC • Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FRCSC • Beeran Meghpara, MD • 

 Parveen K. Nagra, MD • Irving M. Raber, MD • Zeba A. Syed, MD

Accreditation Statement: 

The Wills Eye Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Wills Eye Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Full disclosure policy:

All faculty participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by Wills Eye Hospital are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s).  Full disclosure will be made at the program.

If you have any questions, please contact the Wills Eye Hospital Department of CME at 215.440.3169 or          

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Course Content

Corneal Dystrophies & Related Conditions with an Update on Genetic Assessment and Treatment
Epithelial Dystrophies and Recurrent Erosions - Zeba A. Syed, MD
Bowman's Layer Dystrophies - Beeran B. Meghpara, MD
Stromal Dystrophies - Parveen K. Nagra, MD
Endothelial Dystrophies - Irving M. Raber, MD
Basic Genetics for the Cornea Specialist - Jenina Capasso. MS, LCGC
Why Should My Patient See an Ocular Geneticist? - Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Aniridia - Matthew Shulman, MD - Brandon D. Ayres, MD
Cornea Dystrophy Panel Discussion and Cases Moderator - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD

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