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Oculoplastics Update

Oculoplastics Update:

Eyelid & Lacrimal Problems

Saturday, December 12, 2020 / 8:30 a.m. - 12:o5 p.m. ET


Program Chairs:

Thaddeus D. Nowinski, MD

Conference Description:

The Eyelid and Lacrimal Update Course will provide the ophthalmic surgeon with resources on the evaluation and treatment on a variety of eyelid and lacrimal oculoplastic clinical challenges.

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss important new advances in the etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment/prevention of eye diseases.
  • Identify basic and clinical vision research that can be transformed into improved clinical care.
  • Assess the role of new technologies in the evaluation and treatment of eye diseases.
  • Describe factors that impact the effective delivery of the highest quality eye care for the public.
  • Identify clinical, scientific, and ethical issues confronting the profession.
  • Obtain information and tools through multiple facets to help ophthalmologists deliver high and efficient quality of care.

Wills Eye Faculty

Thaddeus S. Nowinski, MD
Edward H. Bedrossian, MD
Jacqueline R. Carrasco, MD
Robert B. Penne, MD
Michael P. Rabinowitz, MD
Sathyadeepak (Deepak) Ramesh, MD
Mary Stefanyszyn, MD
Alison Watson, MD
Siwei Zhou, MD

Accreditation Statement
Wills Eye Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to its physicians. Wills Eye Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of Wills Eye Hospital that the information presented at Wills Eye Hospital's CME activities will be unbiased and based on scientific and clinical evidence. To help participants make judgments about the presence of bias, Wills Eye Hospital will provide information that Program Committee members and speakers have disclosed about financial relationships they have with commercial entities that produce or market products or services related to the content of this CME activity. This disclosure information will be made available on the website, in the activity Program/Proceedings, and is available for download

Claiming CME Credit
After the conclusion of the activity, attendees will receive an email with a link to a brief request for credit survey. Learners will have up to six weeks to claim CME credit. If you have any questions, please contact the Wills Eye Hospital Department of CME at 215.440.3169 or at


8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:35 a.m. Entropion Surgery: Not Always Simple
Robert B. Penne, MD
8:55 a.m. Lower Eyelid Malposition: Defining the Problem to Inform the Solution
Alison Watson, MD
9:15 a.m. Medial Canthoplasty
Mary Stefanyszyn, MD
9:35 a.m. Update on Vismodegib: Medical Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma
Siwei Zhou, MD
9:50 a.m. Eyelid Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Blair Armstrong, MD
10:10 a.m. Break
10:25 a.m. Raising the Roof: The Internal Browpexy Lift
Jacqueline R. Carrasco, MD
10:45 a.m. What's New in Ptosis: An Eyedrop?
Edward H. Bedrossian, MD
11:05 a.m. Evaluation of Tearing
Deepak Ramesh, MD
11:25 a.m. When is Tearing Something to Cry About
Michael P. Rabinowitz, MD
11:45 a.m. Case Presentation, Panel Discussion, Questions & Answers
Thaddeus S. Nowinski, MD; Michael P. Rabinowitz, MD
12:05 p.m. Adjournment