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UCLA Stein Eye Institute Clinical and Research Seminar and 50th Anniversary Celebration

UCLA Stein Eye Institute
RPB Auditorium

June 09, 2017

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The UCLA Stein Eye Institute Clinical and Research Seminar will provide ophthalmologists and vision scientists with the opportunity to discuss and share experiences, review relevant literature, and synthesize this information into a comprehensive approach to evaluation, management, and treatment of ophthalmic diseases. In addition to formal lectures, there will be ample opportunity for questions and answers and discussion among faculty and attendees.

Ophthalmology has changed substantially during the 50-year existence of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. There is a new understanding of disease pathogenesis and new tools for diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of disease. As a result, there are new treatments for many eye disorders, and they continue to evolve.

This seminar will highlight several important areas of ophthalmic practice and research, while reflecting on the changes in each field over the past 50 years that have led to our current understanding of disease mechanisms and management strategies.

All presentations will be made by full-time faculty members and prominent guest speakers. They will describe the evolution of knowledge about selected disorders and focus on how these changes impact current ophthalmic practice. They will synthesize this information into a comprehensive approach to contemporary evaluation and treatment of ophthalmic disease that can be adopted by seminar attendees.

The 50th Anniversary Celebration also provides an opportunity to reflect on the amazing progress that has occurred in several critical areas of ophthalmic practice and research at UCLA over the past half-century. Attendees will learn about new facilities and resources at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and become familiar with activities of current faculty members.

Doheny Days

Discussions about many of the seminar topics will continue the following day at the annual Doheny Days meeting. The Doheny Eye Institute is now affiliated with UCLA, and the two annual meetings have been organized this year to complement one another, providing an in-depth review of important areas of ophthalmic research and patient care. While each meeting can stand alone, registrants are encouraged to attend both.


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By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
UCLA Stein Eye Institute Clinical and Research Seminar
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


Fax the enrollment form to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fee

  • Registration fee will be waived for this special event.

Meeting Highlights

48th Jules Stein Lecturer
David W. Parke II, MD

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-President
American Academy of Ophthalmology

15th Bradley R. Straatsma Lecturer
David R. Williams, PhD

Dean for Research of Arts, Science & Engineering
William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics
Director of the Center for Visual Arts
University of Rochester

15th Thomas H. Pettit Lecturer
Eduardo Alfonso, MD

Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology
Kathleen and Stanley J. Glaser Chair in Ophthalmology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Director of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


Irvine Prize
Presented to a full-time or clinical faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in professional actions and exemplary dedication to teaching future generations of ophthalmologists.

UCLA Stein Eye Institute Clinical and Research Seminar Meeting Committee

Anthony C. Arnold, MD
Joseph Caprioli, MD
Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD
Robert Alan Goldberg, MD
Gary N. Holland, MD
John A. Irvine, MD
Bartly J. Mondino, MD
Stacy Pineles, MD
Alfredo Sadun, MD, PhD
Gabriel H. Trans, MD

Bartly J. Mondino, MD
Department of Ophthalmology - UCLA Stein Eye Institute Chairman and Director

Uday Devgan, MD
UCLA Department of Ophthalmology Association President

Anthony C. Arnold, MD
UCLA Department of Ophthalmology Residency Program Director

June 9, 2017

8:00 Welcome
Bartly J. Mondino, MD
8:15 Session 1: Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Moderator: Robert K. Maloney, M.D., M.A.(Oxon)

Refractive Cataract Surgery: An Illustrious Past and Future Directions
Kevin M. Miller, MD

Recent Innovations in Corneal Refractive Surgery
D. Rex Hamilton, MD, MS, FACS
8:45 Session 2: Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Moderator: Norman Shorr, MD, FACS

The Evolution of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery as a Distinct Specialty (1966-2017): Milestones and Current Practice
Robert A. Goldberg, MD

New Treatments and Future Horizons for Difficult Orbital Vascular Tumors
Daniel B. Rootman, MD, MS
9:15 Session 3: Neuro-ophthalmology
Moderator: Howard R. Krauss, MD

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy: The Evolving Profile. 1966-2017
Anthony C. Arnold, MD

Optic Neuritis: The Critical Distinction between Typical and Atypical Disease
Lynn K. Gordon, MD, PhD
9:45 Break
10:15 Session 4: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Moderator: J. Bronwyn Bateman, MD

Ocular Motility Discoveries: Pulleys, Sagging Eye Syndrome, Optic Nerve Tethering, and More
Joseph L. Demer, MD, PhD

A New Understanding of the Functional Benefits of Adult Strabismus Surgery
Stacy Pineles, MD
10:45 Session 5: Cornea-External Ocular Disease
Moderator: Lawrence M. Hopp, MD
The Development of Customized Corneal Transplantation: A Revolution in Evolution
Anthony J. Aldave, MD

Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD
11:15 Thomas H. Pettit Lecture
Introduced by Anthony J. Aldave, MD and Edward C. Alfonso, MD
11:45 Lunch
12:45 Session 6: Glaucoma
Moderator: Doreen T. Fazio, MD

Retinal Ganglion Cell Rescue in Eyes with Glaucoma
Joseph Caprioli, MD

Macular Imaging: A Paradigm Shift in Glaucoma Diagnostics?
Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, MD, MSc
1:15 Spotlight Session on the Retina: Advances in Basic and Clinical Sciences

Use Solar Energy to Regenerate Visual Pigments
Gabriel Travis, MD

Expression of ABCA4 in RPE Cells: Implications for Macular Degeneration
Roxana Radu, PhD

Molecular Genetics of Age-related Macular Degeneration: Revealing Causation, Transforming Treatment, and Paving a New Path for Big Data Research
Michael B. Gorin, MD, PhD

Translational Advances in Diagnosis and Management of Retinal Diseases
Steven D. Schwartz, MD
2:30 Bradley R. Straatsma Lecture
Introduced by Dean Bok, PhD and David R. Williams, PhD
3:00 Break
3:30 Faculty Awards
3:45 Session Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute

Jules Stein, M.D.: Ophthalmologist, Entertainment Magnate, and Advocate for Vision
Bradley R. Straatsma, MD, JD

UCLA Stein Eye Institute and Community Outreach
Anne L. Coleman, M.D., PhD

State of the Institute
Bartly J. Mondino, MD
4:45 Jules Stein Lecture
Introduced by Bartly J. Mondino, MD and David W. Parke II, MD
5:15 Adjourn

For each of the diseases or disciplines discussed, at the conclusion of the seminar participants should be able to:

  • Understand the scientific basis for changes in ophthalmic practice.
  • Identify new concepts about disease mechanisms that are relevant to clinical practice.
  • Apply new information to diagnostic, treatment, and monitoring strategies in clinical practice, and know the indications for implementation of these changes, either at tertiary referral centers or in a community-based setting.
  • Acquire the background necessary to follow future changes in ophthalmic research and practice.
  • Anticipate additional changes in ophthalmology, based on emerging information.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Meeting Location

UCLA Stein Eye Institute
RPB Auditorium


Conveniently located within UCLA at the corner of Westwood Boulevard and Le Conte Avenue, the UCLA Stein Eye Institute, 100 Stein Plaza, Los Angeles, 90095 is easily accessible from all points in Southern California. It is approximately 15 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport.

From the San Diego Freeway (405)

Take Wilshire Boulevard offramp east (toward Westwood Boulevard). Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard from Wilshire. Once you pass Le Conte, you will find the UCLA Stein Eye Institute on your right. Please turn in to the parking lot. Parking is available for $12 per day.


Beverly Hills Cab Co. (310) 273-6611
Checker Cab Co. (800) 300-5007
United Independent (310) 278-2500
Yellow Cab (310) 838-2121


927 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90024
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Los Angeles, California, 90049
Complimentary shuttle to UCLA
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930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90024
Within walking distance
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10740 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90024
Complimentary shuttle to UCLA
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425 Westwood PlazaM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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900 Tiverton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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