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  • Ocular Inflammatory Disease Crash Course
    ATTENTION: OIUF’s Hybrid Crash Course has been postponed until April 16th, 2022 (Duke University). We will be providing a 2-hour virtual presentation on September 18th, 2021, "Changing the World of Ocular Immunology", as a preview to the Crash Course.

    The  Ocular Inflammatory Disease Crash Course (co-hosted by Victor Perez MD, Duke University) is intended for ophthalmologists, pediatricians, rheumatologists, patients and caregivers involved in the care of individuals with uveitis and ocular inflammatory diseases.  

    There is an immediate need to support physicians, patients and caregivers to discuss the scientific and social aspects of ocular inflammatory disease.
    The primary aim of the course is to highlight how specialists in the field recognize and manage various prominent forms of preventable blindness and provide a venue for discussion of these diseases to help their peers incorporate these medical methods into their individual practices. Prevention of complications from disease has become the focus of modern medicine, and leads to better outcomes in patients, especially in ophthalmology.
    Many ocular diseases eventually lead to blindness, but some vision loss can be avoided by timely presentation to and management by a well-trained physician/ophthalmologist and informed patient and or caregiver, Awareness and recognition of these diseases when they present, as well as the implementation of early steps in treatment or prompt referral, is critical to minimizing or preventing permanent blindness.