Dr. Rosselson, attended the American Academy of Opthalmology meeting in Chicago earlier this month. She took part in a day long symposium at the Glaucoma Subspecialty Day, learning about the latest developments in the diagnosis and management of pseudoexfoliation syndrome, microincisional glaucoma surgery, glaucoma management in the age of electronic medical records, and other topics. During the rest of the meeting, Dr. Rosselson attended lectures on a variety of topics, from ocular surface disease to utilization of OCT technology in the diagnosis of vision loss, uveitis dilemmas to headache diagnosis and treatment. She also explored the exhibits and was excited to check out the newest microscopes. “The advances in the technology are just fantastic. The new scope, which we should be using in the new year in the Hoffman Estates Surgery Center offers unprecedented quality images. I think using the new equipment will make surgery an even smoother experience for the patient and a more rewarding one for me.” said Dr. Rosselson.
One pearl learned during the headache lecture was that recently, US and international headache societies have given a name to a problem she often hears about from patients. “Primary stabbing headache” is the term for episodic, brief, sharp, “needle in the eye” sensations occurring 1 to many times a day in or around the eye. This is a benign disorder and can be treated with medication of extremely bothersome. “It’s nice to finally be able to tell patients that what they experience is a discrete recognized phenomenon, and nothing to worry about.”
Dr. Rosselson looks forward to incorporating all the other innovations in surgical techniques, diagnostic modalities, and management options into her daily practice and offering patients the most advanced and thorough glaucoma and comprehensive eye care.