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First Annual Eyes On Retina Reached Thousands of Eyecare Professionals

Event deepens education about retinal disease and the latest therapeutic treatments

San Diego, California – September 19, 2023 – Eyes On Eyecare hosted the first-ever Eyes On Retina virtual event on Saturday, September 16th, 2023, which was attended by more than 2,500 optometrists, ophthalmologists and eyecare professionals, with the opportunity to claim up to 5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and COPE-accredited continuing education (CE) at the event. More than 5,000 eyecare professionals registered for the event and will have access to post-event, on-demand content. 

“Vitreoretinal diseases remain the leading causes of blindness worldwide and present a huge economic toll,” said Matt Geller, co-founder and CEO, Eyes On Eyecare. “By bringing the global industry together with leading solution providers, today’s ECPs walk away better equipped to deliver the care their patients require with access to the latest pharmaceutical advances.”

Attendees consumed more than 7,400 hours of content presented by more than 13 distinguished speakers. Five sponsors were in attendance, including Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Iveric Bio, and iCare, who provided symposium content along with a super-charged Exhibit Hall, which welcomed over 2,000 attendee opt-in leads and information requests.

Topics included prospective gene therapy treatments for wet AMD and DME, the impact of AI, choroidopathy, ophthalmic tumors, vitreoretinal surgical pearls, insights into diabetic retinopathy, nutrition, and more.

“Retinal disease impacts every eyecare practitioner today, from primary care ODs to retinal specialists,” said Michael S. Cooper, OD and president of Visionary Medical Education, LLC. “To be able to deliver complimentary, groundbreaking education from today’s leading vitreoretinal disease experts has the power to elevate patient care around the world.”

Highlights of the event included 5 hours of free, COPE-approved CE and CME; group chats as well as a newly-launched peer-to-peer chat feature; more than $1,000 in raffle prizes; early access to the 2023 Retina Report; and the chance to speak with representatives of top pharmaceutical companies and solution providers in the vitreoretinal space.

Educational sessions took place in two tracks and were moderated by Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO and Dr. Cooper.

Recordings of select presentations by retina specialists Allen C Ho, MD; Carol L Shields, MD; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FACS, FASRS; Salar, Rafieetary, MD, David RP Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD; Deep Parikh, MD; and many more will be made available to watch on-demand soon.


About Eyes On Eyecare

Based in San Diego, California, Eyes On Eyecare delivers leading-edge clinical and career education to the next generation of optometrists and ophthalmologists through premier editorial content, agency work, and virtual event symposia including Eyes On Glaucoma, Eyes On Retina, Eyes On Dry Eye, and more. Eyes On Eyecare is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023 with more than 75 years of clinical experience supported by ophthalmic key opinion leaders.

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Brett Kestenbaum
COO, Eyes On Eyecare
(858) 780-4455