Canadian Eye Care Today – Volume 2, Issue 1
The latest issue of Canadian Eye Care Today for 2023 is now available for your reading pleasure. This publication examines issues and topics that are relevant to today’s clinician in the treatment and management of eye disease from a Canadian perspective.
To read this publication now, please click here.
Click on the front cover of the issue below.
Some of the content you will find in this issue:
An Approach to Optic Neuropathies
Vivek R. Patel, MD
Strategies for the Management of Ocular Surface Disease in Glaucoma
William M. Trask, MD
Adam Muzychuk, MD FRCSC
Genetics of retinal degeneration in 2023
Elise Heon, MD, FRCSC
Ajoy Vincent MBBS, MS, FRCSC
Alaa Tayyib MD
Keratoconus Management: Navigating Patient Options
Amir R. Vosoughi, MD
Guillermo Rocha, MD, FRCSC, FACS
From Social Media to Peer Review: How Can we Evaluate Medical Content for Misinformation and Bias?
Chryssa McAlister, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Hannah Chiu MD, FRCSC
Amin Hatamnejad BSc
Please feel free to forward the publication link to your peers!
As a team of ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents, and medical students at the University of Calgary, we are dedicated to exploring and developing simulation-based learning endeavours and 3D printing innovations in surgical ophthalmology.
Check out the latest simulation walkthrough videos below:
The EyeSi Simulator Walkthrough
In this project, we provide walkthrough videos of the levels of the VR Magic EyeSi® Surgical simulator. A staple in many ophthalmology training programs, the EyeSi® system provides virtual modules to practice surgical skills in cataract surgery. However, there are no specific walkthroughs and tips provided by the simulator in completing each individual level. Hence our library of over 100 videos on Youtube® include individualized advice and narration on video walkthroughs on how we approached each level, and our final scoring as well. We hope these videos help ophthalmology residents in completing all the levels in the EyeSi® cataract simulator, that will translate directly into real-life operating room success!
EyeSi Vitreoretinal Simulator Walkthrough
In this project, we provide walkthrough videos of the levels of the VR Magic EyeSi® Surgical simulator for the Vitreoretinal module. A staple in many ophthalmology training programs, the EyeSi® system provides virtual modules to practice surgical skills in cataract surgery and vitreoretinal surgery. However, there are no specific walkthroughs and tips provided by the simulator in completing each individual level. Hence our library of over 100 videos on Youtube® include individualized advice and narration on video walkthroughs on how we approached each level, and our final scoring as well.
Read more here to learn about the Clinical Ophthalmologists and the Design Teams involved in this innovative project.
2023 AGS ANNUAL MEETING
2023 American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting
March 2 – 5, 2023, Austin, Texas
The 2023 American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Austin Downtown March 2 – 5, 2023. The meeting will also be offered virtually.
Join the AGS in celebrating our 2023 honored guests and lecturers!
Guest of Honor – Paul F Palmberg MD, PhD
AGS Lecturer – Pradeep Y Ramulu, MD, PHD
Surgery Day Lecture – Jody R Piltz-Seymour, MD
President’s Award – Anne L Coleman, MD, PHD
Innovator Award – Douglas E Gaasterland MD
International Scholar – Jonathan G Crowston, MD, PhD
Clinician Scientist Lecture – Joshua D Stein, MD, MS
Outstanding Educator – Eydie G Miller Ellis, MD
Humanitarian Award – Alana L Grajewski MD
Save the Date – 2025 COS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
June 1th – 22nd, 2025
Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Save the Date – 2024 COS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 30th – June 2nd 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
CJO: February 2023 Issue Highlights
The February 2023 CJO is now available online. Here are some of the highlights:
Editor-in-Chief’s report: 2022 at CJO: In this editorial, Dr. Varun Chaudhary highlights some of the CJO’s key accomplishments and outcome metrics from 2022, including the journal’s historic Impact Factor of 2.592.
Resident Perspectives + visual abstract: Our talented team of residents have summarized 5 articles with a focus on what’s most relevant to ophthalmology learners here in Canada and around the globe, including the article featured in our December visual abstract, Comparative evaluation of dacryocystorhinostomy with retrograde intubation and conjunctivo-dacryocystorhinostomy.
Original research articles:
• Prediction accuracy of intraoperative aberrometry compared with preoperative biometry formulae for intraocular lens power selection
• Long-term follow up of choroidal changes following COVID-19 infection
• Myocutaneous sliding flap for reconstruction of divided eyelid nevus
• Fall risk in patients with pseudophakic monovision
• Choroidal vascularity index in thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy
Research letters, photo essays, and case reports:
• Surgical simulation in Canadian ophthalmology programs: a nationwide questionnaire [research letter]
• Modified DMEK technique for eyes with hydrophilic intraocular lenses [research letter]
• Canadian medical student perspectives on ophthalmology education: a needs assessment [research letter]
• Salt-and-pepper retinopathy: multimodal imaging of rubella retinopathy [photo essay]
• Laser-induced maculopathy after iris depigmentation cosmetic treatment [case report]
• Surgical management of a recurrent hereditary benign intraepithelial dyskeratosis lesion involving a Boston KPro [case report]
• Determination of the size of the stripping area using trypan blue in Descemet’s stripping only [correspondence]
Follow the CJO on social media:
LinkedIn: CJO – JCO
17th International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS) Congress
September 6th to 9th 2023, Berlin, Germany
A 4-day Live Congress, exchanging experience and knowledge, organized by the International Ocular Inflammation Society in the cosmopolitan city of Berlin from 6-9 September, 2023.
It will be a unique gathering of 34 international societies, 14 Sections, free papers and other Special Interest Symposia. The program committee led by Russell Read has already outlined robust scientific sessions, covering the broad spectrum of intraocular and extraocular inflammatory and infectious disorders. Special focus will be led on recent advances in ocular imaging, as well as our current knowledge of the underlying inflammatory pathogenesis of disorders such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Considerable advances have been made in our comprehension of inflammation-related eye diseases, and recent scientific progress has paved the way to novel therapeutic approaches. Moreover, the program will include surgical interventions in uveitis complications such as medical and surgical management of inflammatory ocular surface diseases, keratopathies, glaucoma and retinopathies.
The 17th IOIS Congress will provide a unique opportunity for educational and scientific exchanges for academic and clinical researcher as well as health care professionals and health industry representatives. We value and encourage the active participation and contribution of all professionals interested in ocular inflammation.
WSPOS Myopia Consensus Statement 2023
WSPOS are excited to announce the release of the 2023 Myopia Consensus Statement prepared by WSPOS Bureau Members.
This is an update to the 2016 Consensus Statement and includes details on:
• Interventions To Slow The Progression Of Myopia
• What Does Not Work or Has Minimal Effect
• What Appears To Work
We invite you to view the 2023 Myopia Consensus Statement!
Read the full Statement here:
6th Annual International Conference on Medicine & Surgery
Medicine Congress 2023
Date: June 28th – 30th, 2023
Location: Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport
The 6th International Conference on Medicine and Surgery is a must-attend event for professionals in the healthcare industry looking to stay at the forefront of their field.
Medicine 2023 will be held on June 28-30, 2023 in London, UK. This year’s conference brings together leading experts from around the world to discuss the latest developments and best practices in the medicine and surgery field.
The conference features a diverse program of keynote speeches, panel discussions, exhibitions, workshops, and networking events, all designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and connections they need to succeed in their careers.
This year’s theme is Propagating Front-line Skills in Medicine and Surgery where attendees can expect to learn about the latest research and techniques in a medical and surgical specialty, as well as hear from industry leaders on the challenges and opportunities facing the healthcare industry.
In addition to the scientific sessions and program, the conference also provides attendees with ample opportunities to connect with their peers and build valuable professional relationships. With a range of networking events and activities, attendees can share knowledge and ideas with like-minded professionals and explore new business opportunities.
Don’t miss out on this premier event for healthcare professionals.
Register now to secure your spot and join us at the Medicine 2023