Conference News..

  • The annual Hawaiian Eye Conference looked at  the new developments in optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, including angiography, swept source, wide-field and en face OCT.
  • current trends in pharmacotherapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including diagnostic evaluation, agent choice and various dosing regimens.
  •  the new and investigational treatment schemes for wet AMD, including the use of anti-PDGF, combination therapy, lipid-based and gene therapies.
  • Examined the evidence on current and emerging treatment paradigms for diabetic retinopathy (DR), proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) and diabetic macular edema (DME).
  • Summarized new management concepts in vitreoretinal surgery, including the intraoperative use of 3D viewing, OCT, and combined phaco-vitrectomy, as well as the surgical management of hemorrhagic AMD, DR, vitreomacular traction and macular hole and intraocular lenses and foreign bodies.
  • and described current diagnostic modalities as well as management options for choroidal masses and melanoma. more information is available on the conference website in summary format. The  conference runs annually in January and will be held on the Island of Maui in 2018.

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