2022 WAEPS Annual Meeting

Physician Scientific CME Program

Washington State Conference Center
800 Pike Street
Seattle, WA
March 10-11, 2022

All Attendees must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination by uploading their vaccine card when registering for the meeting. Masks required.

Online Registration Has Closed. Onsite registration will be available.

Meeting Brochure

The Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons presents an annual meeting which is attended by approximately 180 ophthalmologists as well as approximately 700 ophthalmic personnel, practice managers and coding professionals. The physician program, which begins on Thursday night, March 10 and continues with a full day program on Friday, March 11, is rich and diverse.


Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH PhotoDonald L. Budenz, MD, MPH

*Sponsored by the Washington Eye Foundation*

Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH, received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, USA. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute. Dr Budenz then completed a Heed Foundation Fellowship in glaucoma at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, where he subsequently was a faculty member for 17 years. In 2004, he received a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is currently the Kittner Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.

Dr. Budenz is an editorial reviewer for numerous medical journals, is on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the Journal of Glaucoma, as well as serving as the Editor of the Glaucoma issue of Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. He has been principal investigator in numerous glaucoma clinical trials. Concurrent with his research, Dr Budenz has been published widely in the field of glaucoma; he has authored a textbook, Atlas of Visual Fields, contributed chapters to several other books, and written or coauthored 250 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Budenz is the recipient of a Golden Apple Award for Best Resident Teacher (University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine) and has received the teaching award for Best Course in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Miami.

Sunil K. Srivastava, MD PhotoSunil K. Srivastava, MD

Sunil K. Srivastava, MD is an ophthalmologist in Cleveland, Ohio and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and has been in practice between 11-20 years. His Specialty Interests are Vitreoretinal surgery and medical treatment of retinal disorders, ocular inflammatory diseases including uveitis, and retinal infectious diseases. He did his Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Vitreo-retinal Surgery in 2005 and at the National Institutes of Health in Uveitis/Medical Retina in 2003.

His Residency was at Emory University Hospitals and School of Medicine and his Internship at Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in Internal Medicine in New York, NY.

Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH PhotoDavid A. Plager, MD

David A. Plager, MD has delivered over 250 lectures nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics in pediatric ophthalmology: from cataracts to glaucoma to vascular malformations and on a wide range of strabismus topics- he has a particular interest in the treatment of oblique muscle dysfunction. He has published or coauthored over 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, 15 book chapters and was editor and co-author of the textbook Strabismus Surgery: Basic and Advanced Strategies. He has received research grants for work in ROP, pediatric cataracts and pediatric glaucoma.

Dr. Plager was President of AAPOS in 2011 and served on the AAPOS Board of Directors for 12 years as Director at Large and Councilor to the AAO. He has chaired the AAPOS Finance, Corporate Relations and Long Range Planning committees. AAPOS has awarded him its Honor, Senior Honor and Lifetime Achievement Awards.

He was a graduate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s LDP X class of 2007-08. Other AAO service has been on the BCSC Section 6 faculty, member of the Online Education Committee and the Knights Templar Pediatric Education Center. The AAO has awarded him its Achievement, Senior Achievement, Lifetime Achievement, Secretariat and Special Recognition Awards.

In his spare time, he serves as ophthalmologist for the Indianapolis Colts who awarded him Super Bowl rings in 2006 and 2009. Dr. Plager and his wife Martha have two sons, Henry who lives in Dallas and works at Pepsico/Frito Lay and Charlie who lives in Kansas City and works at Cerner.

Sumitra S. Khandelwal MD PhotoSumitra S. Khandelwal MD

Sumitra S. Khandelwal MD is an Associate Professor at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine where she specializes in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. She also serves as the Medical Director for the Lions Eye Bank of Texas. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Emory University in Atlanta followed by a one-year fellowship at Lindstrom fellowship at Minnesota Eye Consultants.

She was awarded the Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care at Baylor College of Medicine and the ASCRS-ESCRS Young Ophthalmologist Exchange Program Award. She is the chair if the ASCRS Complex Cataract Subcommittee and co-chair the annual ASCRS Combined Ophthalmic Symposium summer program which will be held in Nashville this year. She serves as chair of the Cedars Aspens Education Committee and on the American European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeon (AECOS) education committee. Her clinical and research interested including optimization of cornea and cataract surgery, treatment options for keratoconus and providing education for residents, fellows and her peers.

OMIC Presentation

Daniel J. Briceland, MDDaniel J. Briceland, MD

Daniel J. Briceland, MD was elected American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Senior Secretary for Advocacy in 2015. He is a graduate of the Academy’s Leadership Development Program, LDPII, class of 2000. Dr. Briceland also serves on the Academy’s Executive Committee. Dr. Briceland previously served as the Academy’s Secretary for State Affairs, and as an Associate for Secretary for State Affairs. Additionally, he previously was a member of the Academy’s Nominating Committee, Awards Committee and Committee on Aging. He served for six years as director of the Academy’s Leadership Development Program, overseeing the development of future leaders of state, subspecialty, and specialized interest societies and continues to be involved in this effort.

Dr. Briceland has been an Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company Director since 2012, with leadership roles on the Executive, Audit, Reinsurance, and Claims Committees.




Thursday evening, March 10, 2022: Physician dinner with CME program: 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 11, 2022: Physician program continues 8 a.m. to noon and reconvenes 2 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Total CME credit: 8.5 hours

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Physician Dinner Meeting / CME Program: 7:00 - 9:30 PM

7:00 – 7:45 PM

Scientific Presentation: Glaucoma at the Center of the Earth
Donald Budenz, MD, MPH

7:45 - 8:30 PM

Malpractice Prevention Presentation
Dan Briceland, MD of OMIC

8:30 - 9:15 PM

Scientific Presentation: Conquering Presbyopia: Are we there yet?
Sumitra Khandelwal, MD

9:15 - 9:30 AM

Questions & Answers

Friday, March 11, 2022

Physician Program Continues: 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM


Session 1

8:00 – 8:25 AM

Scientific Presentation: Bleb Wars: Clinical Pearls from Recent Glaucoma Surgical Trials
Donald Budenz, MD, MPH

8:25 – 8:50 AM

Scientific Presentation: Esotropia Associated with Myopia, Heavy Eyes & Sagging Eyes in Adult-onset Strabismus
David Plager, MD

8:50 - 9:15 AM

Scientific Presentation: Dry Eye Masquerades
Sumitra Khandelwal, MD

9:15- 9:40 AM

Scientific Presentation: Treatment of Uveitis in 2022
Sunil Srivastava, MD

9:40 – 10:15 AM

Coffee break/visit exhibitors

Session 2

10:15 - 10:35 AM

Scientific Presentation: Propranolol for Infantile Hemangioma- First Choice for Everyone?
David Plager, MD

10:35 – 10:55 AM

Scientific Presentation: IOL Calculations: Long Eyes, Short eyes and Weird Eyes
Sumitra Khandelwal, MD

10:55 - 11:15 AM

Scientific Presentation: Surgical Management of the Uveitis Patient
Sunil Srivastava, MD

11:15 – 11:40 AM

Scientific Presentation: New Developments in OCT for Glaucoma Diagnosis
Donald Budenz, MD, MPH

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel discussion

12:00 - 2:00 PM

WAEPS Annual Lunch Business Meeting

Session 3

2:00 - 2:20 PM

Scientific Presentation: Tackling Cataract Complications: Videos
Sumitra Khandelwal, MD

2:20 - 2:40 PM

Scientific Presentation: How to Avoid Mistakes in Management of the Uveitis Patient
Sunil Srivastava, MD

2:40 - 3:00 PM

Scientific Presentation: Pearls for Visual Field Testing & Interpretation in Glaucoma
Donald Budenz, MD, MPH

3:00 - 3:20 PM

Scientific Presentation: Acquired esotropia in children - ominous or no big deal?
David Plager, MD

3:20 - 3:55 PM

Coffee break/visit exhibitors

Session 4

3:55 - 4:15 PM

Scientific Presentation: Five or more interesting uveitis cases
Sunil Srivastava, MD

4:15 - 4:35 PM

Scientific Presentation: IOL use in children under age 2 years: What have we learned 1957-2022
David Plager, MD

4:35 - 4:55 PM

Scientific Presentation: Pearls for Premium Lenses
Sumitra Khandelwal, MD

4:55 - 5:15 PM

Panel Discussion

5:15 PM

Adjournment and President’s Reception

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Washington School of Medicine and WAEPS. The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Speaker Disclosure Summary


Registration Fee

Note: In order to take advantage of the significant member discounts on registration fees, the member's 2022 dues must be paid prior to registration.

   On or Before Feb 26 After Feb 26
WAEPS Active Member



WAEPS Senior / Military Members



WAEPS Retired Members



Non-Member Physician



Allied Health Professionals




No Charge


All Attendees must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination by uploading their vaccine card when registering for the meeting. Masks required.

Online Registration Has Closed. Onsite registration will be available.


Reciprocal society members

WAEPS has reciprocal arrangements with ophthalmology societies in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. Physicians, providing proof of membership in their respective state and province societies, may register at the Active WAEPS Member rate. Please contact our office for details if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity: [email protected]


Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. There is a $50.00 fee for cancellation before March 1, 2022. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 1, 2022.

For more information or questions

Please contact the WAEPS office at 206-956-3635 or email [email protected]

Information about each of the other components of our annual meeting 

For information about the other programs and for printable brochures, please click on the links below:

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Ophthalmic Coding, Documentation, and Reimbursement Seminar
Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program (Tech Program)
Practice Management Program


For assistance with registration, contact the WAEPS office at:  [email protected]