Editors' choices symposium to be held at American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meeting
SAN FRANCISCO – For the second year in a row, editors from three major ophthalmic journals – Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology – will present their choices of papers published in their journals during the past year that have not previously been presented at the Academy's Annual Meeting. This popular symposium will be held Sunday, November 16, 2003, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in Ballroom C of the Anaheim Convention Center.
The papers chosen are ones that suggest changes in recommended clinical practice or that prove or disprove something ophthalmologists have assumed with less than solid evidence. The topics to be presented are:
Use of patching for treatment of lazy eye in children
Use of an iodine-based anti-infective to treat pink eye in children
Development of multiple sclerosis after optic neuritis
Corneal thickness and abnormal visual function in patients with ocular hypertension
Visual loss in patients with open-angle glaucoma after 15 years
Progression of glaucoma and the effect of treatment
Long-term prevalence of annual eye exams of patients with diabetes or chronic eye diseases
Cataract surgery and the incidence of age-related macular disease
Intravitreal injection of an anti-inflammatory drug for treatment of wet macular degeneration
Pathology study of choroidal membranes treated with photodynamic therapy
Effect of indocyanine-green on outcome of macular pucker and macular hole surgery
Visual acuity loss in patients with Stargardt's disease
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons – Eye M.D.s – with more than 27,000 members worldwide. For more information about the Annual Meeting, visit the Academy's Web site at www.aao.org/annual_meeting/.
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