Ocular Inflammatory Disease Crash Course

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Untangling the Mystery: Diagnosis, Testing and Imaging

  1. Approach to workup of uveitis (C .Stephen Foster, MD) 20 minutes
  2. Imaging tools that make a difference in ocular inflammatory disease (Peter Chang, MD)30 min
  3. The role of genomic technologies in identification and characterization of infectious and autoimmune causes of uveitis (Thuy Doan or John Gonzalez, UCSF) 25 min
  4. Case discussion: dilemmas in diagnosis (panel) 15 minutes

Taming the Fire: Treatment and Surgery for OID

5. Current and emerging therapies for the treatment of uveitis and ocular inflammatory disease (Raj Shah) 30 min

Surgical considerations in the management of the uveitis patient

  1. Anterior segment (Stephen Anesi, MD) 20 min
  2. Posterior segment (Rajiv Shah, MD) 20 min
  3. Case discussion: dilemmas in triveatment (panel) 15 min

Patient Break-out Session

9. Coping with uveitis 45 min Hot topics not often discussed…

10. Approaches to management of immunosuppression in patients with JIA, a rheumatologist’s perspective (Andrew Shulman, Children’s Hospital Orange County) 20 min

  1. Scleritis treatment and new insights (David Chu,MD) 20 min
  2. Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (mucous membrane pemphigoid?) and atopy (Dr. Foster)30 min
  3. Infectious uveitis and emerging pathogens (Gary Holland if available, otherwise TBD) 20 min
  4. Drug induced uveitis: role of the newer chemotherapy agents (Sanjay Kedhar) 25 min
  5. Masquerade Syndromes (Sanjay Kedhar) 25 min
  6. Q& A 10 min
  7. Uveitic Glaucoma ,Sameh Mosaed,MD, Director of Glaucoma, UCI 20 min

Patient and Physicians United:Advocay and navigating the system

  1. Navigating insurance and other hurdles (Frances Foster) 15 min
  2. Self-advocacy, how to get the best medical care possible (do’s and don’t’s, including approaches to dealing with patient compliance, advice on complementary therapies) (TBD) 25 min
  3. Q&A 10 min
  • Educational Audio

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     Uveitis and Steroid-Sparing Therapy

    Presented by C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR

    Audio-Digest Ophthalmology Volume 56, Issue 15

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