Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

  • The 16th Annual Optometric Update

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Sheraton Hotel Conference Center
    210 S. Dubuque St.
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Sponsored by:
    Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

    Keith D. Carter, MD
    Lillian C. O'Brien and Dr. C.S. O'Brien Chair in Ophthalmology
    Professor and Department Head

    Intended Audience and Purpose: This conference will provide the optometric practitioner with information that will assist him/her with diagnostic dilemmas and patient questions that are encountered daily. This activity will also provide information about current and expected diagnostic and treatment options for a variety of eye diseases. Finally, this activity will provide the optometric practitioner with what is felt to be the standard of ophthalmic care in Iowa.

    Meeting Schedule 2014 

    7:30 – 8:10 AM Registration and continental breakfast 

    8:10 AM Opening Remarks 

    8:15 – 8:30 Welcome - Keith D. Carter, MD 

    8:30 – 9:00 The Abnormal Optic Disc: Differentiating Optic Disc Edema from Pseudopapilledema– Matthew J. Thurtell, MBBS, MSc 

     9:00 – 9:30 Update on Treatments for ARMD – Elliot H. Sohn, MD 

    9:30 – 10:00 Structural Analysis in Glaucoma – Young H. Kwon, MD, PhD 

    10:00 – 10:30 Break 

     10:30 – 11:00 Current Concepts in the Treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease – Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD 

    11:00 – 11:45 Using Patient Specific Stem Cells to Model and Treat Retinal Degenerative Disease– Budd A. Tucker, PhD 

    11:45 – 12:15 Ocular Biomarkers of Traumatic Brain Injury- Randy H. Kardon MD PhD 

    12:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch 

    1:00 – 1:45 Genetics and Inherited Eye Disorders - Edwin M. Stone, MD, PhD 

    1:45 – 2:15 Evaluation and Management of Strabismus – Scott A. Larson, MD 

    2:15 – 2:45 Update on the LCA Gene Therapy Study – Stephen R. Russell, MD 

    2:45 – 3:30 Steroid Use in Cornea and External Infectious Disease - Michael D. Wagoner, MD, PhD 

    3:45 PM Adjourn


    Credit: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 hours of optometric continuing education.  Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Content: Determination of educational content for this educational activity and the selection of speakers/facilitators are responsibilities of the activity director.  No commercial firms had any input in these areas nor did they provide any financial support for this meeting.

    Disclosure Policy: Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. 


    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Mark E. Wilkinson, OD, Department of Ophthalmology, in advance at 319-356-8301 or at mark-wilkinson@uiowa.edu. 

    The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment or in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference.  The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities.  For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319-335-0705. 


    On Thursday April 24, 2014, a didactic keratoconus fitting course is being offered.  The course will be held in the Braley Conference Room in the Ophthalmology Clinic from 4:00PM to 8:00PM.  The cost of this additional educational activity is $150.00 for registration made prior to April 11, 2014.  Refunds will be given through April 18, 2014.  This fee includes instruction, refreshments, parking and continuing education credit (4 hours).

    Early registration is recommended for this participant-limited course.

    Registration Fee: The cost of this continuing education conference is $125.00 for registration made prior to April 11, 2014.  After that date, the cost will be $150.00.  Refunds will be given through April 18, 2014.  This fee includes instruction, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, parking and continuing education credit. 

    Please make checks payable to the Department of Ophthalmology

    Mail checks to:
    Mark E Wilkinson, OD
    Department of Ophthalmology
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, IA 52242-1091

    Registration Form

    FACULTY, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 

    Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
    Oculoplastics, Orbital & Reconstructive Surgery, Oncology and Otolaryngology Service

    Keith D. Carter, MD, Professor
    Chairman and Head, Department of Ophthalmology
    Lillian C. O’Brien and Dr. C. S. O’Brien Chair in Ophthalmology
    Oculoplastics, Orbital & Reconstructive Surgery, Oncology and Otolaryngology Service

    Randy H. Kardon, MD, PhD, Professor
    Pomerantz Family Chair in Ophthalmology
    Director, Neuro Ophthalmology Service
    Director, VAMC Center of Excellence for Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss

    Brian R. Kirschling, OD, Assistant Professor
    UICMS Iowa River Crossing - Riverside

    Young H. Kwon, MD, PhD, Professor
    Clifford M. and Ruth M. Altermatt Professor of Glaucoma

    Scott A. Larson, MD, Associate Professor
    Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service

    Tressa L. Larson, OD, Assistant Professor
    Contact Lens and Primary Eye Care Services

    Stephen R. Russell, MD, Professor
    Dina J. Schrage Professor of Macular Degeneration Research
    Service Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

    Khadija S. Shahid, OD, Assistant Professor
    Vision Rehabilitation and Primary Eye Care Service

    Christine W. Sindt, OD, Associate Professor
    Director, Contact Lens Service

    Elliott H. Sohn, MD, Assistant Professor
    Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

    Edwin M. Stone, MD, PhD, Professor
    Seamans-Hauser Chair in Molecular Ophthalmology
    Director, Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory
    Director, UI Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration
    Director, Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory
    Director, Wynn Institute for Vision Research

    Matthew J. Thurtell, MBBS, MSc, Assistant Professor
    Neuro Ophthalmology and Neurology Services

    Budd A. Tucker PhD, Assistant Professor
    Director, Stem Cell Laboratory

    Michael D. Wagoner, MD, PhD, Professor
    Corneal and External Diseases Service

    Mark E. Wilkinson, OD, Professor
    Director, Vision Rehabilitation and Primary Eye Care Service