Zoom CE: Envisioning the Future in Retina
Retina Consultants of Houston recently presented another webinar in our CE series "Envisioning the Future of Retina." In this webinar, several of our physicians came together in the virtual space to present and discuss some of the most interesting cases referred to us by vision specialists in the Houston area. The virtual event took place on August 11th and was sponsored by the Greater Houston Retina Research Center (GHRRF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and research related to macular disease.
Hosted by Dr. James C. Major, each presentation was focused on a unique retina case that our physicians provided treatment for, a new perspective on retinal care or treatment modalities, or an update on current research.
The panel consisted of:
- Dr. Sagar B. Patel, who opened the floor with a presentation about a case of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS).
- Dr. David M. Brown, who discussed three different wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treatments that are currently being researched, including KSI-301, an antibody biopolymer conjugate that can be used to treat wet AMD with fewer doses than current anti-VEGF medications; an implantable port delivery system with Ranibizumab (PDS); and RGX-314, a form of gene therapy that is designed to work as a one-time treatment for wet AMD.
- Dr. Ankoor R. Shah, who discussed the efficacy of various treatment options for retinal tears and detachment in different scenarios.
- Dr. Richard H. Fish, who presented on a unique case of central serous retinopathy and its treatment.
- Dr. Charles C. Wykoff, who discussed the importance of early detection in diabetic retinopathy.
In addition to the presenters, the discussion also included insights from Dr. Matthew S. Benz, Dr. Tien P. Wong, and Dr. Eric Chen. Each of the physicians contributed to the conversation by offering their own unique perspectives and approaches to various cases with specific issues.
Retina Consultants of Houston will be hosting two more virtual "Envisioning the Future in Retina" events in September and October. By participating in these webinars, optometrists can fulfill their CE credit equaling one therapeutic hour. If you would like to be the first in line to hear about upcoming events and other announcements, register here for updates from RCH.