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Grand Rounds: Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Its Imposters

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
Oct
23
Wed
Oct 23, 2019
Wednesday
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Bessie Myers Auditorium
Ames, IA

Recognize clinical symptoms of macular disease in patients vs. other eye disorders and understand when clinical symptoms suggest an urgent referral vs. a routine referral.

Registration Details

Registration Not Required

Description

Speaker

Tracy Kangas, MD, PhD, Ophthalmology, McFarland Eye Center

  1. It is difficult to use the direct ophthalmoscope effectively and thus difficult to view the retina. So physicians don’t always know when to refer patients.
  2. Prompt referral of patients with decreased vision due to age-related macular degeneration can improve visual outcomes.
  3. Earlier treatment with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs can increase visual acuity and maintain it so patients can stay independent

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize clinical symptoms of macular disease in patients vs. other eye disorders.
  2. Discern whether clinical symptoms suggest an urgent referral or routine referral.
  3. Understand that macular diseases are usually chronic conditions that need long-term follow up.

Intended Audience

Physicians, advance practice professionals, nurses, ancillary staff, medical students (rotating), non-medical students (rotating), health care administrators

Contact

Sally Houser at 515-239-2135 or send an email

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location
1. Wed, October 23 12:10 PM to 1:10 PM Bessie Myers Auditorium

Location Details

  • Bessie Myers Auditorium
    1111 Duff Avenue
    Ames, IA 50010