Saluting Eye Excellence (SEE) -- Celebrating 100 Years of the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
VSEPS hosted Saluting Eye Excellence (SEE) -- Celebrating 100 Years of the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons on August 28-29, 2021, at the Williamsburg Lodge
The Virginia Society of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology formed at the Medical Society of Virginia’s 51st Annual Meeting, October 26-29, 1920, in Petersburg, VA. Hunter H. McGuire of Winchester was elected president; William F. Mercer of Richmond, vice president, and C. S. Dodd of Petersburg as secretary/treasurer. They held their first meeting at the Jefferson Hotel on February 3, 1921.
B. Christian Carter, MD and Kyle Miller, MD planned the educational program. Sessions included presentations on corneal transplantation, diabetic retinopathy, Covid-19, uveitis, thyroid eye disease, glaucoma, retina, pediatric ophthalmology, and ocular surface disease. Special guests included
- Allen O. Eghrari, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
- Daniel Lee, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
- Michael A. Singer, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
LCDR Ian Uber, MC, US Navy, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth shared his experience as an ophthalmologist aboard the USNS Comfort on missions, including the New York City COVID response and humanitarian missions to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Tara McGehee, MD, Assistant Professor & Residency Program Director, University of Virginia Department of Ophthalmology, Charlottesville, VA presented a Practical Pearls to Decrease Dry Eye Dread.
Shawn Sell, MD, ophthalmology resident at EVMS won the Thomas Frey Award for outstanding resident presentation of original research. Dr. Sell presented on Comparison of Clinical Outcomes Between Dehydrated and Cryopreserved Amniotic Membranes. Benjamin Nicholas, MD a resident at UVA, won for outstanding poster.
Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD of UVA, received the President’s Award for his outstanding contributions to VSEPS and to resident education. Past VSEPS president, Geoffrey Cooper, MD, won a President’s Award for his outstanding contributions to VSEPS.
In commemoration of our centennial, Steven A. Newman, MD, Professor, University of Virginia Department of Ophthalmology, presented on Excellence in Patient Care and Education: Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future – Ophthalmology in Virginia.