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First annual Eyes On Retina exceeds attendance expectations

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Eyes On Eyecare’s (EOE’s) first-ever Eyes On Retina virtual event kicked off on September 16, 2023, with over 2,500 optometrists, ophthalmologists, and eyecare professionals (ECPs) in attendance.

Refresh me on this event.

This brand-new, specialty-focused event focused on current research, expert-led sessions, and specialized treatments for optometrists and ophthalmologists looking for game-changing diagnostics and management solutions for vitreoretinal diseases.

Who led the sessions?

Taking place in two tracks, the educational sessions were moderated by Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO, and Michael S. Cooper, OD, president of Visionary Medical Education LLC.

What topics were covered? Topics included gene therapy treatments for wet AMD and DME, the impact of AI, choroidopathy, ophthalmic tumors, vitreoretinal surgical pearls, insights into diabetic retinopathy, and nutrition, to name a few.

Were there any continuing education opportunities?

You bet! Attendees had the opportunity to claim up to 5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM and COPE-accredited continuing education (CE).

Any other highlights?

Tons! Including:

  • Newly-launched peer-to-peer chat feature
  • More than $1,000 in raffle prizes
  • Early access to the 2023 Retina Report
  • The chance to speak with representatives of top pharmaceutical companies and diagnostic imaging equipment providers in the retina space.

What if I couldn’t attend?

Not to worry!

Recordings of select presentations by retina specialists will be available to watch on-demand soon.

Presenters include (but are definitely not limited to):

  • Carol L Shields, MD
  • Steven Ferrucci, OD, FACS, FASRS
  • Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO, FORS, ABO
  • Salar Rafieetary, MD
  • David RP Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD
  • Roya Attar, OD, MBA, DHA, FAAO
  • Sunir Garg, MD

Any input from EOE?

EOE co-founder and CEO Matt Geller, OD, expressed his enthusiasm for the event’s success.

“Vitreoretinal diseases remain the leading causes of blindness worldwide and can present a huge economic toll,” Geller stated. “By bringing the global industry together with leading pharmaceutical giants and imaging equipment companies, today’s ECPs walk away better equipped to deliver the care their patients require with access to the latest pharmaceutical and imaging advances.”

So what’s next?

Next up in the Eyes On Eyecare educational line-up is Eyes On 2024, which will be held November 10-11, 2023.

Learn more and register here.

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