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Steve Sarkisian and Leon Herndon will be leading the scientific session on Friday August 4th in an engaging discussion on the new smart weapons for hitting your target in glaucoma management.  They are joined by Mildred Olivier, Scott Lawrence and Matt Cooke to discuss the latest MIGS surgeries.  Topics will include the supraciliary space, ab interno canal surgery and cyclophotocoagulation.   In the afternoon, the first ever MIGS wetlab will allow attendees to try their hands on devices such as Cypass, Xen Gel Stent, Kahook Dual Blade, Visco360, ECP, iStent and the G Probe MicroPulse laser.

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The COS is launching a 3 week campaign supporting a chapter in new ministries for the society with Hanes ComfortSoft Tagless Tshirts for $20 per shirt.  Enjoy a new shirt or sweathshirt sporting the new COS logo in any child or adult sizes.  There are 5 colors to choose from.  Click on the image below to support this compaign and to view all options.  Get your shirt in time for the 2017 annual meeting!!  Click here to buy yours now.

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brickThe Christian Ophthalmology Society is proud to partner with Vision Outreach International and Global Sight Alliance in bringing a special sequel live surgery course from September 8th - 10th, 2017 entitled "Hand Me A Brick: Building Your MSICS Skill Set".  This limited seating course features tracks for beginning MSICS surgeons, advanced MSICS surgeons and technicians.  The course will feature MSICS surgery with live interaction with the audience.  In addition, there will be special tracks for both beginning surgeons and more advanced surgeons wishing to learn to train others in MSICS.

The course is approved for 12.25 hours of Category I CME.

The full day Saturday course will begin with a special Friday evening reception and conclude with a short Sunday morning postop session.  Live streaming of the course will be available as well.

Topics include:

MSICS for the phaco surgeon
Why and How I learned MSICS
Detailed Discussion on Techniques in MSICS
Advanced Techniques in MSICS
Complication Management in MSICS
Certification for MSICS
Why We Go & Why We Train

 

'The following story is from a recent newsletter from Kibuye Eye Clinic in Burundi, Africa where Dr. John Cropsey and Dr. Darrell Baskin and their families serve.  

What’s the longest that you’ve walked to get somewhere?  A few miles?  Likely it was a recreational choice, not a medical necessity.  In Burundi, a country with only a handful of ophthalmologists, it is incredibly difficult to find access to eye care.  An example is Mamma Eliane.  Her husband abandoned her and took their two healthy children with him, leaving her destitute with only the youngest child who had retinoblastoma (RB), in both eyes.  Desperate for help for the only person left in her life, she walked barefoot with two year old Eliane on her back for more than 50 miles over mountainous terrain to the Kibuye Eye Clinic, hoping for a miracle.  Unfortunately, the cancer had progressed to the point that it was necessary to remove both of her eyes.

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The YMCA Camp of the Rockies will be the destination for our 42nd annual meeting from July 18 - 22nd, 2018.   Hosting this event will be Dr. Steve Petty and Dr. Matt Kruger of Denver, CO.  Estes Park is a special place to meet and we'll enjoy the beautiful rocky mountains.  The Rocky Mountain National Park is close by.

Estes Park is closest to Denver International Airport and we will have a shuttle to the YMCA camp for those who are not driving.   lease mark your calendar and note that the week is one to two weeks earlier than our last meetings.