Second Annual Okularfest Comes to Southern California

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Retina Institute Expects Greater Attendance than in 2012

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Okularfest, a seven-hour symposium covering advances in diagnosis and treatment of anterior and posterior segment diseases, will be enjoying its second year in Southern California on October 6, 2013. This one-day event, created by the doctors of the Retina Institute of California (RIC), is expected to be the largest single day Continuing Education (CE) forum to be offered in California to date, surpassing 2012 in attendance.

“We are excited to bring back this high quality event for a second year,” said Brett Braun, Retina Institute CEO. “Last year we had over 600 eye doctors attend and we expect over 800 this year.”

In order to attract top-notch expertise from across the country, the Retina Institute Foundation of California once again partnered with Wolfgang Fink, Ph.D., in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology. The event is free of charge to doctors in the Southland.

Sixteen eye surgeons will be presenting on a variety of topics from retinal vascular disorders and collagen crosslinking, to the latest in OCT scanning lasers and stem cell research. Physicians speaking at the symposium have been trained at the Doheny Eye Institute, Jules Stein, Bascom Palmer and Washington University Medical Center, among other prestigious organizations.

“Due to the tremendous success of last year’s OkularFest, we decided to open it up to primary care physicians,” added Braun. “It’s part of our overall philosophy on truly integrated care from the primary physician to retinal specialists.”

The event will be held at the Caltech Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena, California from 7 am to 5 pm with breakfast and lunch served. In addition to being a quality learning experience, the event will provide CE credits and an excellent networking opportunity. Registration is free.

About Retina Institute

Retina Institute of California is the largest center dedicated to retinal disease. With 15 highly-trained eye surgeons in 25 centers, RIC was founded on a model of patient care and clinical excellence. RIC surgeons are committed to innovation, compassion and superior results, and work in close partnership with each other and with referring doctors to achieve the best possible outcomes. For more information visit or to register, email education(at)retina2002(dot)com.

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