Workshop 28

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Difficult Problems in Strabismus

Linda R. Dagi, MD; Seyhan B. Ozkan, MD; Ramesh Kekunnaya, MD, FRCS; Lionel Kowal, MD; Andrea D. Molinari, MD; Federico G. Velez, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Purpose/Relevance: Evaluation and surgical repair of complex strabismus poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, even for the experienced surgeon. Addressing strabismus secondary to cranial nerve palsy, orbital trauma and deformity, or after multiple prior strabismus or other ophthalmic procedures is particularly problematic. This workshop will address difficult cases like these to fill a potential knowledge gap for the  practicing ophthalmologist.

Target Audience: Pediatric ophthalmologists, adult strabismus specialists, ophthalmic residents, fellows, and orthoptists.

Current Practice: Practitioners utilize strategies and surgical techniques taught in fellowship or addressed at professional meetings, on the listserve, in journals, and as a result of peer-to-peer discussion.

Best Practice: Enhancing all of the above with the opportunity to discuss treatment options for particularly challenging cases presented and discussed by experienced strabismologists.

Expected Outcomes: As a result of extensive discussion and debate referable to management of six challenging cases, attendees will be introduced to novel strategies and techniques.  Exposure is designed to enhance future practice by enabling participants to apply new concepts presented.

Format: The workshop will consist of expert panel discussion following presentation of a series of individual cases.  Audience questions and participation will be encouraged, time permitting. The result of one expert’s surgical intervention will be presented along with a discussion of the pearls and pitfalls of the intervention chosen.

Summary: All panel participants are internationally recognized experts in the field of strabismus.  Each expert will present a difficult case for discussion by the others in an open forum format.  The results of surgery performed  to address the strabismus will be shared, and advantages and drawbacks to this choice will be addressed.

References: Strabismus Surgery
Basic and Advanced Strategies
Ophthalmology Monographs 17
The American Academy of Ophthalmology
Oxford University Press

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