June 2, 2020
Sponsored by Sight Sciences
Dear Colleagues,
We are certainly living in trying times.The AAO advocates that there is no place for racism in our society. Other medical organizations ,   including the AMA ,   have acknowledged that racism is  indeed a public health issue .

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opined that protest is the language of the the unheard. I am also reminded of his quotes:

"There comes a time when silence is betrayal."“We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization."
We are pleased to announce the MSEPS Presents: The Ophthalmology 20/20 CME Webinar Series.   We are thrilled to offer this excellent programming for both members  and  non-members.
First up in our series is "Reopening:What you Need to Know Basics" , June 3, 2020, with Dr. Alan Robin. You can earn 1 CME credit for this webinar. Register today!
We are planning more webinars for June and July, so keep reading our newsletters and visiting our website to be updated on all future webinars.

Also please check the Virtual Events Section for the RGW webinar on Bilateral Sequential Cataract Surgery.

Take a look at our sponsored content from Sight Sciences, who provided a paper on Circumferential Canal Surgery.

Please check the   AAO  and   MedChi   websites for the most current COVID-19 information. For archived versions of these updates visit the   MSEPS   website. We appreciate our sponsor Sight Sciences. Please visit their website here.
Stay healthy,
Renee Bovelle, MD
MSEPS President
Send Us Your PPE Selfie
Things are finally starting to open up again and we want to showcase Maryland Ophthalmologist getting back to caring for patients. Email your photo to Sophie Pumphrey at spumphrey@medchi.org.
Dr. Laura Green
Dr. Priya Vakharia
Dr. Kinga Michelle Huzella
June 1, 2020
Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

Our email update schedule will be changing this week. As we welcome a new month and adjust to the "new normal" (sorry, I know we're all tired of hearing that phrase), we will be sending our COVID-19 email updates on Monday and Wednesday mornings. We will continue to send urgent alerts outside of this schedule as needed.



  • Keeping sending us your photos for our #MaskUpMonday social media campaign to encourage everyone to wear masks in public. Please send us a selfie or other photo of you, your family, and/or your colleagues wearing masks and tell us who you are "masking up" for (your patients, your family, an at-risk friend, etc). Let's share with the public why physicians encourage and participate in universal masking during this pandemic. Please send your photos to cjohannesen@medchi.org.

We are your advocate and your resource, and we're here for anything you need . Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.

Gene Ransom
MedChi CEO
Sponsored Content

Most microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedures bypass outflow resistance residing proximally in the trabecular meshwork and inner wall of Schlemm's canal. A novel procedure combining trabeculotomy with viscodilation adds to this by also addressing distal resistance of the canal and collector channel ostia. This review examines the development and evidence for both trabeculotomy and canaloplasty separately and the combination in a single procedure.

Virtual Events

June 3, 2020 6:30 PM
Covid 19 has caused a tumultuous disruption to our eye care system. We may never return to the same milieu as we were in January 2020. Dr. Robin will discuss the surveyed trends of patient’s attitudes towards health care providers in addition to their beliefs regarding their return to medical care. He will offer suggestions on how to now broach patients, how to prioritize patient care, how to best organize one’s return to work and how to best disinfect the office and equipment. He will supply important resources.

June 11, 2020 7pm
An analysis and interpretation of optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging is critical for the diagnosis, monitoring, and evaluation of treatment response in retinal disease. This lecture will review the fundamentals of OCT interpretation and highlight the characteristic OCT features of common diseases. Basic OCT angiography interpretation will also be reviewed. Participants can earn 1 CME Credit.

June 15, 2020 7:00pm
Dr. Steve Arshinoff, from Toronto, will present on Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery. Participants will earn 1 CME credit. For more information email Mark Johnson.

Disclaimer: MSEPS does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites or events, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.  

June 18, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Join MSEPS and Dr. Jesse Richman, Dr. Thomas Johnson, and Dr. Alan Robin as they discuss Glaucoma home monitoring tools and techniques.

Telehealth Resources

Backline from Dr. First is a Telehealth platform used by MedChi's CTO and can be used by any physician.

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