Thursday, june 6
Adult Strabismus Panel Discussion
MD and CO orthoptists tackling complex adult strabismus
Everything Old is New Again: Dichoptic Therapy for Amblyopia
Optometric origins of the resurrection of dichoptic therapy
Multi-center study results: PEDIG and BRAVO
The clinical experience: real results, impressions, and conclusions
Interactive game show featuring various categories of orthoptic-based trivia! Everything in the Syllabus and Core Competency documents is fair game. Prize basket awarded for the winner!
Interactive Poster Session
For those who have an interesting case, series, or study, but would rather avoid the podium, this session is for you!
Presentations on the application of geometric, physical, and ophthalmic optics to orthoptic practice.
Friday, june 7
The UB/Ross Eye Institute June Conference: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Featuring Guest Speaker / Lucian Howe Medalist Alan Scott, MD
Saturday, june 8
Medical Management of Strabismus and Ocular Motility Disorders
Presentations on injectables (Botox, Bupivacaine) featuring Guest Lecturer, Alan Scott, MD
Topical medications (eye drops) for strabismus and amblyopia: old and new
Systemic medications for the management of nystagmus
From the Bench to the Exam Chair: Translational Medicine for the Orthoptist and Pediatric Ophthalmologist
The Ross Eye Institute and the Buffalo Ophthalmologic society are pleased to announce our Special Invited Speaker:
Alan B. Scott, MD
Alan B. Scott, founding member and former director (1982-2004) of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, has practiced adult and pediatric ophthalmology for more than 50 years and is best known for his groundbreaking work in developing and manufacturing botulinum toxin type A for strabismus. More recently, he has been working with bupivacaine to strengthen extraocular muscles.
Dr. Scott founded the Strabismus Research Foundation in 2013, where he continues to work as a senior scientist. He has published dozens of articles and papers, and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Linksz Medal (International Strabismus Association), the Proctor Medal (Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology), the Parks Silver Medal (American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus), the Lifetime Achievement Award (International Toxin Association), and the Senior Award (American Academy of Ophthalmology). We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Scott will be awarded the 2019 Lucien Howe Medal at our meeting in June!