Live Ophthalmology Webcast: “Aligning the Eyes”
Boston, Mass—On Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. ET, surgeons at Children’s Hospital Boston, will lead an hour-long webcast titled “Aligning the Eyes” about Duane syndrome and the advancements in surgical techniques to correct it. The webcast is part of Children’s ongoing efforts to bring cutting edge technology to specialists, referring physicians and consumers from around the world to learn about the most innovative treatments available.
Duane syndrome is a congenital eye movement disorder characterized by a limited ability to move an eye inward, outward or in both directions and falls under the larger category of strabismus, a misalignment of one or both of the eyes. It is estimated that approximately one percent to five percent of people with an eye movement disorder suffer from Duane syndrome.
David Hunter, MD, PhD, ophthalmologist-in-chief, will lead the panel discussion about Duane syndrome and speak abut a recent case where he used a sedated adjustable suture during a superior rectus transposition surgery to align a patient’s eye. Children’s Hospital Boston is one of the few pediatric institutions performing this procedure.
The adjustable sutures allow the ophthalmologist to readjust the position of the eye after surgery. When a patient is under anesthesia it can be difficult to tell if the eye was aligned as precisely as possible, adjustable sutures allow the physician to make an adjustment to the eye in the recovery room up to several hours after surgery if necessary. Prior to adjustable sutures, a patient needed to undergo another procedure to realign the eye.
What: “Aligning the Eyes” a live one-hour webcast about Duane Syndrome
When: Tuesday, June 21st at 6 p.m. ET
- David Hunter, MD, PhD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief
- Linda R. Dagi, MD- Director, Adult Strabismus Program
- R. Scott Dingeman, MD- Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
- Gena Heidary, MD, PhD- Staff Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmologist
- Danielle M. Ledoux, MD- Ophthalmologist
- Iason Mantagos, MD- Ophthalmologist
- Carolyn Wu, MD- Associate in Ophthalmology
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