Current Controversies in Retina

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at our office - 5030 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.


This course addresses current controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases.  It will consist of three 20-minute live presentations on the following topics:  Optos Imaging and Interpretation; Rational Clinical-Based Uveitis Work-ups; and Diabetic Macular Edema: Treatment for Center-Involved DME in Eyes with Good Visual Acuity (DRCR Protocol V). The presentations will highlight examples of optos (widefield) misinterpretations and artifacts, provide case scenarios and examples of tailored workups, and distill data and results based on the National Eye Institute supported controlled clinical trials in Diabetic Retinopathy.


Dr. Thomas M. Aaberg Jr., Dr. Joseph Boss, and Dr. Scott Westhouse.

Who Should Attend

Optometrists, ophthalmic specialists, general ophthalmologists, fellows and ophthalmology residents encompassing all levels of experience and knowledge.


  1. To improve the clinicians understanding of optos (widefield) imaging and how to appropriately interpret the artifacts. This may reduce the cost of medical care by circumventing the need for unnecessary sub-specialty referrals.
  2. To provide implementation strategies to reduce the number of ordered, unnecessary laboratory tests or imaging when diagnosing and treating uveitis and, hence, reduce the cost to the patient and medical system.
  3. To educate clinicians on best practice patterns in the management of diabetic macular edema (DME) and enable them to educate their patients on these patterns.


This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1 CE Credit by COPE (Course Number 64546-PS, Activity ID Number 118069).

The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Michigan State Medical Society and Foundation for Vision Research. The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Registration & Cancellation

Registration is accepted until 5:00 pm Friday, November 1, 2019. To register after that date or to cancel your registration, please email or call 616-.954.2020.

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