EnVision Summit Ophthalmology: Changing the face of medical conferences


The family-friendly conference, being held at the El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico, will promote women in the field, according to founder and program director Bonnie An Henderson, MD.

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EnVision Summit Ophthalmology is being held in February at the El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico.

EnVision Summit Ophthalmology, being held in February at the El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico, is an annual conference created by physicians to support and empower women leaders in an innovative format for continuing medical education.

Bonnie An Henderson, MD, founder and program director, pointed out that the event is designed with female ophthalmologists in mind.

“The agenda is robust, with a predominance of female speakers who are trailblazers in medicine and leadership,” she said. “You will have unique opportunities to meet and discuss issues of clinical importance, develop mentoring relationships, and facilitate collaborations for research investigations. With panel discussions, keynote presentations, and casual conversations, EnVision Summit convenes a diverse group of visionaries to inspire us and the next generation of leaders.”

She pointed out that in contrast to other medical conferences, EnVision Summit goes beyond being family-friendly.

“We welcome you to bring your child to the conference to participate in age-appropriate activities and programs, designed specifically for them,” she explained. “Teens and young adults will have the opportunity to participate in a conference that features women leaders. We understand the challenges of advancing your career while juggling the demands of your personal life. EnVision Summit lies at the intersection.”

Attendees can both earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and reconnect with industry colleagues and partners to help advance women in the ophthalmology profession.

Each of the conference days is chock full of learning opportunities. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

You can register for the EnVision Summit on their website.

EnVision Summit 2023 on-demand access is granted to all in-person and on-demand registrants, who will receive a link to the content upon registration.

Friday. February 17

Following registration, the day begins at 10 am Eastern Standard Time and includes the listed offerings. A welcome reception beginning at 6:15 closes the day’s events.

Hot Topics in Public Health and Ophthalmology—10 am to 11 am

The Past, Present, and Future of Ophthalmology—11 am to 11:15 am

Industry Panel—11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Welcome and Introduction—12:15 pm to 12:30 pm

Poster Session—12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Pediatric Ophthalmology/Neuro-ophthalmology—1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

  • The topics include Dilemmas of Strabismus Secondary to Orbital Trauma, Strabismus Surgery with Adjustable Sutures in Children, Thyroid Eye Disease: Difficult Strabismus Cases, Eyelid Mass: A Scary Possibility, Top 5 Missed Diagnoses, Pediatric Pearls: Genetics 101, Diagnostic Approach to Horner Syndrome: An Update, Pediatric Cataract Surgery, Pediatric Retinal Imaging in Clinic and Operating Room, Navigating the Unknown, Challenges of Tube Shunts in Pediatric Glaucoma, and Childhood Glaucoma: New Etiologic and Treatment Paradigms


  • The topics include How to Work Up a Uveitis Patient, JIA Update, Pre- and Post-Pandemic Features of TINU, Pediatric Posterior Non-infectious Uveitis, Toxoplasmosis: Treatment Update, Glaucoma Drop Options in Uveitis, Common Mistakes in Uveitis, Periop Management in Herpetic Eye Disease, Billing for Your Hard Work (In Uveitis), and Digital Health in Ophthalmology: Present and Future

Welcome Reception—6:15 pm to 8:15 pm

Saturday,February 18

Symposium: Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control—7 am to 7:55 am

Cataract—8:00 am to 12:29 pm

  • Topics include Challenging Cases: Pre-op Planning and Intra-op Considerations; Pre-op Corneal Evaluation: What is Essential; ABMD: Management in the Setting of Cataract Surgery; The Open/Expanded-bag Intraocular Lens Concept; Management of Fuchs in the Setting of Cataract Surgery; Pearls in Managing a Dense Lens; Pre-op Planning for Cataract Surgery in the Glaucoma Patient; Difficult Femto Cases and Possible Solutions; From a Retina Perspective: Co-management of AMD, DME, and CME in the Setting of Cataract Surgery; Avoiding the Flare-up: Uveitis Management in Cataract Surgery; Getting Patients to 20/Happy: Using IOL Selection and New Technology; IOL Calculations and Lens Choices in Complex Cases: Keratoconus, Irregular Astigmatism; Cataract Surgery in Marfan's Syndrome; The IOL Armamentarium: A Review of Lenses and the Approach to Choosing Them; ICL and Clear Lens Exchange: Choosing the Right Approach; Explaining Presbyopia-correcting IOL Options and Managing Expectations; New Medication Review for the Cataract Surgeon: Vuity, Tyrvaya, Etc.; Tech Savvy: Top 5 Tech Tools in the OR; Discussing Financial Aspect of Refractive Cataract Surgery with Patients; Surgical Curriculum for Ophthalmology Residents (SCOR); Cataract Surgery in Patients with Graft vs Host Disease; and Complicated Case Management in Albinism; Panel Discussion


  • The topics include Thyroid Eye Disease; Removing an Eye: Which Way and When?; Review of Orbital Lesions; Evaluation & Management of Lid Lesions; Common Eyelid Malpositions; Diagnosis and Management of Ptosis; Corneal Neurotization: What, Why, How; Lacrimal Diseases; Functional Periocular Dermatology; Gunshot Wounds to the Orbit: Epidemiology and Outcomes; Complicated Cases – Fellow Case Presentations; Intrinsic and Extrinsic Aging of the Periocular Tissue; Topical Skincare 101; Update on Botulinum Toxins; Update on Dermal Fillers; Complications of Injectables; Blepharoplasty 101; Quick Frontalis Muscle Flap Uses; Addressing the Brow in Male Patients; Panel Discussion: Adding Aesthetics to Your Practice; and Aesthetic Live Injection Lab

Lunchtime Spotlight Symposium: Eyeing up Evaporation: Getting at the Heart of Dry Eye Disease—12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Rum Tasting, Live Local Music, Best Poster Announcement—4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Dinner Symposium—6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, February 19

Breakfast Symposium—7 am to 7:45 am

Retina—7:50 am 12:35 pm

  • The topics include KPRO Case: Multispecialty Management, New Thinking in Ocular Oncology, Diabetic Macular Edema and Cataract Surgery, Trauma Update, Macular Holes, ARMD Interesting Cases, Health Disparities in Retina, Transitions: Private Practice to Academics, Uveitis: Making it Simple, Early Adoption of Triamcinolone Acetonide Suprachoroidal Injection for Uveitic Macular Edema: A Physician Survey, What Should the General Ophthalmologist Know About Upcoming Treatments in Dry AMD, IOL Repositioning, Gene Therapy Coming Soon, Combined Cases in the Private Practice Setting, HCQ Toxicity vs. AIR in SLE Patients, Management of Symptomatic Floaters, ERM: When to Refer/Operate, Drug Induced Maculopathies, Office Based Vitreoretinal Surgery, Rapid Fire: My Coolest Cases, and Medical Humanities in Modern Healthcare

Glaucoma—7:50 am to 12:45 pm

Technology, Wellness, and Social Media; Case Studies; Surgical Videos; Diversity and Inclusion in Glaucoma, Equitable Health Care

Lunchtime Spotlight Symposium:Vabysmo: The First and Only Dual-Pathway-Inhibiting Therapy in nAMD and DME—12:45 pm 1:45 pm

Monday, February 20

Breakfast Symposium—7 am to 7:55 am

Refractive—8 am to 9 am

  • The topics include Borderline Dry Eye – LASIK or PRK?, What Do We Know About Corneal Collagen Turnover, Refractive Changes After DMEK, Cataract Surgery in Keratoconus Eyes, Keratoconus and Cross-Linking: What You Need to Know, The Effect of Topical Pilocarpine on Accommodation, and Reducing Low Levels of Astigmatism with Femto Arcs Using a New Algorithm

Cornea—8:55 am to Noon

  • The topics include Uveitis: What You Need to Know, Herpes: What You Need to Know, Infectious Scleritis: What You Need to Know, Approaching the Corneal Ulcer: What You Need to Know, Treatment of OSSN: What You Need to Know, Endothelial Keratoplasty: What You Need to Know, What the Corneal Surgeon Needs to Know About the Retina, New Paradigms in Dry Eye and Blepharitis, Pediatric Cornea: What You Need to Know, Image Guided PTK, and Rapid Fire: My Most Challenging Case

Final Remarks—Noon

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