Cornea Update: Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia Disorders (CME)

Cornea Update:

Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia Disorders

Recorded on  Saturday, January 18, 2020

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

Last Review Date:  Saturday, January 18, 2020

Parveen K. Nagra, MD and Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD

 Program Chairs

Course Description: 

This conference will update participants on the spectrum of treatments for keratoconus, from diagnosing forme fruste keratoconus to managing severe ectasia with full or partial thickness corneal transplantation. It will include a discussion of the new standard of diagnosing progression and current thoughts on collagen crosslinking. The various and ever-changing contact lens options will be presented.

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

  • Recognize tomography and topography patterns seen in the various forms of ectasia, and appreciate advantages of each.
  • Understand the diagnosis and current treatment for progressive keratoconus.
  • Identify the special challenges of performing cataract surgery in keratoconus patients.
  • Appreciate the wide spectrum of contact lens options for patients with ectasia.

Wills Eye Hospital Faculty:            

Clark Chang, OD • Brad H. Feldman, MD • Beeran Meghpara, MD • Tatyana Milman, MD • Christopher J. Rapuano, MD

Ravi Patel, MD • Michael Sulewski, MD • Neil Vadhar, 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 3.25 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

Cornea Update: Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia Disorders
Ancillary testing for ectatic disorders - Neil Vadhar, MD
Etiology and Genetics of Keratoconus and Associated Conditions - Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD
Defining progression in Keratoconus - Beeran Meghpara, MD
What have we learned from crosslinking and its complications - Brad H. Feldman, MD
Pathology of Keratoconus - Tatyana Milman, MD
Contact lens management - Clark Chang, OD
Cataract surgery considerations in corneal ectatic disorders - Parveen K. Nagra, MD
Cornea Transplantation in Keratoconus - Ravi Patel, MD
Learning DALK - Michael Sulewski, MD
Current state of crosslinking in the US - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
Cases: How would you manage this patient - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD

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