Third Annual Okularfest Takes Over Southern California

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Retina Institute Expects Greater Attendance than in 2013

Okularfest, a seven-hour symposium covering advances in diagnosis and treatment of anterior and posterior segment diseases, will be enjoying its third year in Southern California on October 5, 2014. This one-day event, created by the doctors of the Retina Institute of California (RIC), is the largest single day Continuing Education (CE) forum to be offered in the country.

“We are excited to bring back this high quality event for a third year,” said Brett Braun, Retina Institute CEO. “Last year we had over 800 eye doctors attend and we expect over 1,000 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.

Twenty eye surgeons will be presenting on a variety of topics from retinal vascular disorders and femtosecond technology, 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 continue including 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.

About Retina Institute

Retina Institute of California is the largest center dedicated to retinal disease. With 18 highly-trained eye surgeons in 27 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)retina2020(dot)com.

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