From Basics to the Latest - all you need to know about treating macular edema following vein occlusion

(webinar in English)

Monday 11/10/2021


  • Provide an understanding of who may be at risk of the disorder
  • Outline the diagnosis and progression and prognosis
  • Review current and emerging clinical data evaluating the use of anti-VEGF agents

PAAO Coordinator: Dr. Helena Filipe (Portugal)


Dr. Raquel Goldhardt MD FACS


Raquel Goldhardt MD FACS, is an Associate Professor at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center. She received her M.D. degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. She completed ophthalmology residency at Santa Casa Hospital, Brazil. She then completed a clinical fellowship in Uveitis and AIDS at the Paulista School of Medicine at Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Goldhardt solidified her training in ocular inflammatory disease with a second Uveitis Fellowship, at University of California, Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute, under Dr. Gary Holland, who first described the association between CMV retinitis and AIDS.

Dr. Goldhardt also completed general surgery internship at Los Angeles Medical Center and a second complete residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University where she was the Chief Resident in 2008-2009. Dr. Goldhardt then completed a medical retina fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute under Dr. Philip J. Rosenfeld, a pioneer in the intravitreal use of bevacizumab and other anti-VEGF agents.

As a cataract surgeon, medical retina and uveitis specialist, Dr. Goldhardt has extensive surgical and clinical experience in the management of complicated cataract surgery, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases, retinal pathologies including macular degeneration, vein occlusions, and diabetic retinopathy. Her research focuses on novel imaging techniques for macular degeneration, Stargardt’s disease, corneal nerves analysis after anti-VEGF injections, quality of life following cataract extraction in AMD patients, biomarkers of ocular Gulf War illness, and was the first to describe posterior subhyaloid precipitates associated with cytomegalovirus retinitis. Dr. Goldhardt has been a critical figure in the national and international physician education while playing an active role in the inclusion and diversity, admission, and executive committees for the University of Miami and leading mission trips to South America, Mexico, and China.

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