Ophthalmic Spotlight: Descemetorhexis and Collagen Cross Linking
Recorded On: 06/26/2018
The webinar presentation, “Ophthalmic Spotlight: Descemetorhexis and Corneal Collagen Cross Linking,” highlights two procedures that are currently being explored in sight restoration. The recording is comprised of two presentations. The first presentation is given by Dr. Kathy Colby, from the University of Chicago, who presents on descemetorhexis and discusses the procedure, the background of the procedure and patient outcomes. Following this presentation, Dr. Parag Majmudar, from Chicago Cornea Consultants, presents on Corneal Collagen Cross Linking and discusses the procedure, current practice and research, and patient outcomes. Purchase the recording to learn more about these two procedures!
Recording Length: 1 Hour
Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD
Louis Block Professor and Chairman, University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology
Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD, is an internationally renowned academic corneal specialist with a longstanding interest in Fuchs dystrophy, the most common cause for corneal transplantation in the US. Dr. Colby has pioneered the use of Descemet stripping only (DSO) as a non-graft treatment for Fuchs dystrophy. Dr. Colby is a passionate educator who trained hundreds of students, residents and fellows during the two decades she spent at Harvard Medical School prior to becoming Chairman of Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago in 2015.
Parag Majmudar, MD
President and Chief Medical Officer of Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd
Parag A. Majmudar, MD, is the President and Chief Medical Officer of Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. where he practices cataract, corneal and refractive surgery. Raised primarily in New Jersey, Dr. Majmudar was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After receiving his medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Majmudar completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Chicago, serving as chief resident in the Department of Ophthalmology. He followed his residency with a subspecialty fellowship in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Majmudar is a highly regarded international lecturer and instructor on the subjects of corneal and refractive surgery, and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush University in Chicago.
Dr. Majmudar is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and he has received the Academy's Achievement Award and Senior Achievement Award. He is a member of the International Council of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and recently received an ISRS Achievement Award. Dr. Majmudar serves on a number of scientific advisory boards. Dr. Parag Majmudar specializes in laser and non-laser vision correction procedures, cataract surgery, corneal surgery, treatment of keratoconus, and complications stemming from refractive surgery.