Experts highlight latest advances, care at Glaucoma 2005

September 19, 2005

San Francisco - A panel of glaucoma experts from across the United States highlighted the latest advances in understanding glaucoma and caring for these patients at “Glaucoma 2005: Mastering Tools and Techniques for the 21st Century,” on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. Now in its 5th year, the program included lectures, panel discussions, and a mini-symposium covering a variety of glaucoma issues with a distinguished faculty.

San Francisco - A panel of glaucoma experts from across the United States highlighted the latest advances in understanding glaucoma and caring for these patients at “Glaucoma 2005: Mastering Tools and Techniques for the 21st Century,” on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. Now in its 5th year, the program included lectures, panel discussions, and a mini-symposium covering a variety of glaucoma issues with a distinguished faculty.

The meeting was chaired by:

Robert D. Fechtner, MD, professor of ophthalmology, director, glaucoma division, Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark;

Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD, clinical professor of ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, and director, glaucoma services, Manhattan, Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and New York University Medical Center, New York; and

• Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH, professor of ophthalmology and director of the glaucoma service, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

The meeting covered three main areas:

            • Risk assessment in glaucoma care, moderated by Dr. Fechtner;

            • Clinical decisions in glaucoma care, moderated by Dr. Singh; and

            • Normal-tension glaucoma, moderated by Dr. Liebmann.

The agenda also included an afternoon of surgical pearls and innovations, as well as cases and a panel discussion.

Coverage of the meeting will be published in future issues of Ophthalmology Times.

The program was supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Ophthalmics. In addition, the program was jointly sponsored by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Center for Continuing and Outreach Education and Ophthalmology Times.

Visit www.OphthalmologyTimes.com for upcoming details about Glaucoma 2006 to be held in New York City.