Schedule of the day

AM: Dr Caroline Bélanger, session moderator

7:30       Registration

8:15       Opening remarks


8:20       Dr Luis Ospina : A Superior Oblique Journey


Objectives :

  1. Presentation of the elements to improve the clinical evaluation of patients with upper oblique paresis.
  2. Identification of specific dilemmas as well as possible therapeutic solutions to unusual presentations of upper oblique paresis.

8:45       Discussion

9:00       Dr Maryam Aroichane : Planning surgery for difficult cases of strabismus

Objectives :

  1. Recognizing the complexity and unusual presentation of some strabismus cases.
  2. Reviewing of the surgical planning thought process that can be applied to any strabismus case.
  3. Lessons learned from 4 cases of complex strabismus.

9:45       Discussion

9:55       Break


10:15     Dr Robert LaRoche : When do we have to treat intermittent exotropia ?


Objectives :

  1. Know how to define the terms.
  2. Remember the logic of treatment indications.
  3. Know the different treatments suggested.
  4. Be more critical of the theoretical benefits of these treatments.
  5. Be aware of recurrences after treatment.
  6. Know how to conclude that there is still room for debate.

11:00     Discussion


11:10     Dr Daniela Toffoli : Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children


Objectives :

  1. Review the clinical update on anisocoria.
  2. Review the pharmacological testing.
  3. Current recommendations of use of various drops in children for anisocoria.

11:35     Discussion


11:45     Dr Louis-Étienne Marcoux : Orbital floor fractures : what to do and when ?


Objectives :

  1. List the different presentations of a fracture of the orbital floor.
  2. Choose an appropriate treatment for a patient with a fractured orbital floor.

12:10     Round-table discussion

12:20     Lunch


PM: Dr Luis Ospina, session moderator


Dr Maryam Aroichane : An update on anisocoria


Objectives :

  1. Revision of the clinical criteria of anisocoria.
  2. Clinical diagnosis of anisocoria.
  3. Recommendations of use of diagnostic drops for anisocoria in children.

2:00       Discussion


2:10       Dr Marie-Claude Robert : Eyes in a cloud


Objectives :

  1. Learn the diferential diagnosis of congenital corneal opacities and their new classification
  2. Review the clinical findings of the different mucopolysaccharidosis forms.

2:35       Discussion


2:45       Dr Robert LaRoche : The challenging surgical treatment of esotropia with convergence excess


Objectives :

  1. Know how to define the terms.
  2. Remember the logic in the treatment indications.
  3. Know the different suggested treatments.
  4. Be more critic of the limits of these treatments.
  5. Know how to conclude that an ideal treatment is still yet to be found.

3:30       Round-table discussion

3:45       Break


4:00       Dr Evan Kalin-Hajdu : An evidence-based approach to orbital cellulitis.

Objectives :

  1. Understand how to medically manage patients with orbital cellulitis.
  2. Recognize when a patient with orbital cellulitis needs surgery.
  3. Understand the role of steroids in orbital cellulitis.

4:25       Discussion


4:45       Case presentation

5:05       Round-table discussion

5:15       Closing remarks

Guest Speakers


Maryam Aroichane, MD

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,University of British Columbia


G. Robert La Roche, MD, FRCSC

Professor of Ophthalmology

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Dalhousie University

Chief of Service, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Local Speakers


Dr Evan Kalin-Hajdu, Université de Montréal

Dr Louis-Étienne Marcoux, Centre hospitalier de l’Université Laval

Dr Luis Ospina, CHU Sainte-Justine

Dre Marie-Claude Robert, CHUM, CHU Sainte-Justine

Dre Daniela Toffoli, Centre universitaire de santé McGill