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Meet the Experts: Introducing the Faculty of Retina & Eye CME 2024

As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming Retina & Eye CME 2024 in Vail, CO, we are proud to present our esteemed faculty. These pioneers in ophthalmology bring unparalleled expertise and insights to our conference. Let's meet the trailblazers who will be guiding our sessions.


Dr. Lee Jampol, MD 

With a storied career spanning over five decades, Dr. Jampol's experience in clinical and academic ophthalmology is extensive. Practicing at Northwestern Medical Group, his numerous accolades and dedication to education and research make him a respected figure in the field.

Dr. Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD

As the Director of Research at Retina Consultants of Texas, Dr. Wykoff is a leading figure in retinal care research. His educational journey through institutions like Harvard and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, combined with over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, positions him as an influential voice in ophthalmology.

Dr. Daniela Ferrera, MD, PhD

Dr. Ferrera's rich background in retinal dystrophy research and multimodal imaging analysis for clinical trials on retinal diseases distinguishes her in the field. As an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University, she bridges clinical and research realms, notably collaborating with MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics.

Dr. Steven Vold, MD

A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Vold is known for his work in glaucoma, cataract diagnosis, and laser vision correction. His role as Chief Medical Editor of Glaucoma Today and contributions to ocular surgery innovations reflect his stature as a key innovator in ophthalmology.

Dr. Christina Prescott, MD, PhD

At NYU Langone Health, Dr. Prescott leads as the Vice Chair for Education and Director of the Cornea Service. Her focus on anterior segment surgery and comprehensive educational background, including a fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, showcases her expertise in corneal and cataract surgery.

Dr. Carl D. Regillo, MD As Director of the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital, Dr. Regillo's expertise in retinal diseases is unparalleled. With over 300 scientific papers and leadership roles in major clinical trials, he is a prominent figure in advancing retinal care and research.

Course Directors:

Dr. Richard Spaide, MD 

Dr. Spaide, a visionary in retinal diseases, has significantly impacted the field with his development of autofluorescence imaging and advancements in optical coherence tomography. His patented ophthalmic inventions and numerous awards, including the Roger H. Johnson Macular Degeneration Award, highlight his profound contributions to retina research.

Dr. Ronald Frenkel, MD 

As the founder of the East Florida Eye Institute, Dr. Frenkel's expertise spans cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. His distinguished career includes an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a pivotal role in over 90 clinical trials, marking him as a luminary in ophthalmology.

Dr. Michael W. Stewart, MD 

Chair of Ophthalmology in Florida, Dr. Stewart is a renowned expert in retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. His esteemed background includes fellowships at the University of California, Davis, and the Retina Research Foundation, underscoring his leadership in vitreoretinal diseases.

The faculty of Retina & Eye CME 2024 represents the pinnacle of ophthalmological expertise. Their diverse backgrounds and significant contributions to the field ensure an enriching and informative experience for all attendees.

Stay tuned, as we may announce additional esteemed faculty members soon.

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