Education Grids

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Time
Session
Course Approval #
Handout
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

1005

Jun-19-2019
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Going Viral: HZO, HSW, EKC (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
AS-Anterior Segment
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Going Viral: HZO, HSW, EKC (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) Viruses are some of the most common microorganisms that affect both the body and the eyes. This interactive presentation will review the etiologies, risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and proper treatment for the ocular and systemic aspects of herpes zoster, herpes simplex and epidemic keratoconjunctivits.
2

1025

Jun-19-2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Recurrent Corneal Erosions
AS-Anterior Segment
Steven Sorkin, OD
Recurrent Corneal Erosions

Recurrent Corneal Erosion is one of the most common clinical entities optometrists will encounter in practice. This course will discuss the etiology of this condition. Medical and surgical approaches to treatment as well as newer therapeutic options such as amniotic membranes will also be discussed.
1

W100

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Lumps and Bumps: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Removal Techniques Workshop
AS-Anterior Segment
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Lumps and Bumps: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Removal Techniques Workshop

The proper recognition, evaluation, and management of ocular lumps and bumps can be potentially vision- and life-saving for a patient. This interactive two-hour lecture will spend the first hour reviewing eyelid surgical anatomy to go along with a thorough review of all ocular 'lumps and bumps.' The second hour will be devoted to the various conditions requiring surgery and the surgical procedures to treat the conditions.
58900-SP
2

1040

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Inflamma-story: The Role Inflammation Plays in Dry Eye Disease
AS-Anterior Segment
Whitney Hauser, OD
Inflamma-story: The Role Inflammation Plays in Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease is a chronic and, possibly, progressive inflammatory condition. With millions of symptomatic patients, proper diagnosis and management of inflammation is integral in treatment. This course will discuss the innovative diagnostic tools and therapies emerging in clinical care and how they are applied to benefit patient outcomes.
1

1070

Jun-19-2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Specialty Contact Lenses in Corneal Disease (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
AS-Anterior Segment
Steven Sorkin, OD
Specialty Contact Lenses in Corneal Disease (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) Contact lenses have additional uses in addition to their primary use in vision correction. This course will discuss the various specialty contact lenses including specialty soft contact lenses, corneal GP lenses, hybrid and scleral GP lenses in the treatment and management of challenging anterior segment condtions. Therapeutic options of these conditions will also be discussed.
53186-AS
2

2075

Jun-20-2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Dry Eye Disease: It's Not What You Think
AS-Anterior Segment
Whitney Hauser, OD
Dry Eye Disease: It's Not What You Think

Not all red, irritated eyes are dry eye. This rapid fire course will present five anterior segment cases that were initially misdiagnosed as Dry Eye Disease. Attendees will be offered case history, exam data and diagnostics testing results to interactively arrive at the proper conclusion. Each case reviewed are conditions commonly seen in optometric practice and offer clinical application.
51091-AS
1

2120

Jun-20-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
The ABCs of Omega-3s for Dry Eye and More
AS-Anterior Segment
Spencer Johnson, OD
The ABCs of Omega-3s for Dry Eye and More

This course reviews the biochemistry of omega-3 fatty acids, examines various supplements on the market, and discusses their role in the treatment of dry eye and other diseases.
58721-AS
2

2155

Jun-20-2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
The Most Up to Date Course on Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL): Epi-On vs. Epi-Off, FDA Approval and Everything Else You Need to Know!
AS-Anterior Segment
Andrew Morgenstern, OD
The Most Up to Date Course on Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL): Epi-On vs. Epi-Off, FDA Approval and Everything Else You Need to Know!

This course will provide the attendee the absolute most up to date review on everything cross-linking. The most important questions will be answered. How do I identify patients that require treatment? What is the current FDA approval? Is there insurance coverage? Who do I refer to? Can I co-manage? What is the follow up like? Who needs Epi-on and who needs Epi-Off?
2

3005

Jun-21-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Clinical Decision in Uveitis Management
AS-Anterior Segment
Walt Whitley, OD
Clinical Decision in Uveitis Management

The fundamental management of uveitis involves careful patient evaluation and aggressive control of inflammation. This course will review the differential diagnosis in addition to current and future treatment options.
1

3015

Jun-21-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Autologous Serum: From The Inside Out
AS-Anterior Segment
Richard Mangan, OD
Autologous Serum: From The Inside Out

This course will review the 'How and Why' of incorporating autologous serum or 'Serum Tears' into your dry eye practice. Autologous Serum provides an alternative source of one's own natural tears, which contain the right mix of important proteins, lysozymes, and growth factors not found in commercial products. According to the DEWS 2 Report, patients with conditions such as Sjogren's Syndrome, Graft vs. Host Disease, or Neurotrophic Keratitis may benefit from the added wound healing properties of autologous serum eye drops.
1

3035

Jun-21-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Anterior Segment Grand Rounds: From the OD and the MD Perspective
AS-Anterior Segment
Blair Lonsberry, OD Michael Greenwood, MD
Anterior Segment Grand Rounds: From the OD and the MD Perspective

As the scope of therapeutic privileges for optometrists continues to expand, the working relationship between optometry and ophthalmology becomes even more important. The diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment diseases is a crucial aspect of clinical practice as the clinician needs to know when the patient requires a referral for advanced treatment and what is currently/soon to be available. This interactive course will examine a variety of uniquely presenting anterior segment disease cases focusing on patient symptoms, diagnostic criteria, impact on vision, and the most current management/treatment options from both the optometrist and ophthalmology perspective.
2

3055

Jun-21-2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Amniotic Membranes and Their Uses in Optometry
AS-Anterior Segment
Stephanie Woo, OD
Amniotic Membranes and Their Uses in Optometry

This course highlights the use of biologic corneal bandages to help the patient and the practitioner alike. Corneal bandages are explained in detail. Candidates for this device are listed. Insertion and removal of the device is discussed. Tips and troubleshooting of biologic corneal bandages are reviewed. Billing and coding of the device is outlined. Five case reports are presented
1

W315

Jun-21-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Setting Up a Dry Eye Clinic Workshop
AS-Anterior Segment
Whitney Hauser, OD Mark Schaeffer, OD Josh Johnston, OD
Setting Up a Dry Eye Clinic Workshop

Many innovative diagnostics and therapeutics are available for the management of dry eye disease. This course outlines how to appropriately choose testing, assess results and utilize the data obtained to most accurately treat the dry eye patient. The didactic portion of the course will provide foundational information about the disease process and equipment used. The subsequent workshop portion will allow for a hands-on experience with several advanced diagnostic and treatment tools.
2

W310

Jun-21-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Amniotic Membranes in Primary Eye Care Workshop
AS-Anterior Segment
Stephanie Woo, OD, Robert Wooldridge, OD
Amniotic Membranes in Primary Eye Care Workshop

This two-hour workshop will help practitioners wanting to learn the basics of amniotic membranes. Insertion and removal techniques are reviewed. Selecting diameters and shapes is discussed. Application and removal methods are demonstrated. Both dehydrated and cryopreserved devices are available for handling and practicing. Come learn how to turbo charge your practice with amniotic membranes and help provide excellent patient care!
2

3085

Jun-21-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Grand Rounds of the Anterior Segment: Making Grand Rounds "Grand" Again
AS-Anterior Segment
Nicholas Colatrella, OD Jeffery Varanelli, OD
Grand Rounds of the Anterior Segment: Making Grand Rounds "Grand" Again

This one hour course will review various cases of the anterior segment (including Chronic Conjunctivitis, Recurrent Corneal Erosions, Dry Eye Disease, Scleritis, Uveitis, and others), along with the specific treatment and management options of each. The cases will be supported by clinical photographs and/or videos to enhance the learning and discussion, along with audience participation using an interactive digital polling process.
52447-AS
1

3095

Jun-21-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Anterior Segment Assault: Treating Common and Uncommon Conditions (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
AS-Anterior Segment
Mile Brujic, OD
Anterior Segment Assault: Treating Common and Uncommon Conditions (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) We are challenged on a day-to-day basis with numerous anterior segment conditions. This course will cover both common and uncommon anterior segment disease states. We will discuss contemporary diagnostic and treatment options available to help better manage our patients.
2

3115

Jun-21-2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Anterior Segment and Contact Lens Application of OCT
AS-Anterior Segment
Mile Brujic, OD
Anterior Segment and Contact Lens Application of OCT

As technologies have evolved, so has our ability to utilize them to improve our understanding of ocular conditions that we manage in our practices. This is certainly true in the realm of the insights that anterior segment imaging with OCT (AS-OCT) has provided us. This course will help the clinician understand the applications of AS-OCT and how to apply this information to manage anterior segment disease and complex contact lenses.
1

3120

Jun-21-2019
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Top 5 Innovations in Eye Care
AS-Anterior Segment
Clark Chang, OD
Top 5 Innovations in Eye Care

New clinical innovations can help optometrists manage various ocular manifestations with greatly improved treatment outcomes. This course will focus on new ophthalmic developments and how they apply to your anterior segment patients. Speaker will discuss clinical applications of corneal cross-linking, topography-guided LASIK, femtosecond laser cataract techniques, light adjustable IOL lens, and dynamic bidirectional applanator.
1

3145

Jun-21-2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Saggy, Baggy, Bumpy Lids: OD's Role in Oculoplastics
AS-Anterior Segment
Walt Whitley, OD
Saggy, Baggy, Bumpy Lids: OD's Role in Oculoplastics

From functional conditions to cosmetic applications, optometrists are playing a larger role in this specialty. With the increase in the aging population, there will be more patients in need of oculoplastic surgical procedures. Through this course, attendees will be better equipped on how to diagnose and treat many eyelid conditions, in addition to the pre-/post-operative care of lid surgery.
1

4010

Jun-22-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Differentiating the Many Faces of the “Red Eye"
AS-Anterior Segment
Nicholas Colatrella, OD
Differentiating the Many Faces of the “Red Eye"

This one-hour course will review the many causes of the Red Eye (including Blepharitis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Corneal Abrasions, Corneal Ulcers, Eye Allergies, Herpes Keratitis, Uveitis, and others), along with the specific treatment and management options of each. The cases will be supported by clinical photographs and/or videos to enhance the learning and discussion, along with audience participation using an interactive digital polling process.
1

4070

Jun-22-2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Clinical Use of Botox in Primary EyeCare
AS-Anterior Segment
James Fanelli, OD Leonid Skorin, DO
Clinical Use of Botox in Primary EyeCare

This course examines the clinical use of botulinum toxin in the context of both therapeutic as well as cosmetic applications germane to primary care optometry. This course is co-taught by an OD who regularly uses Botox as well as an OD/MD neuro ophthalmologist.
1

4105

Jun-22-2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Diagnosing and Managing Ocular Emergencies and Urgencies: OD and MD Perspective (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
AS-Anterior Segment
Blair Lonsberry, OD Michael Greenwood, MD
Diagnosing and Managing Ocular Emergencies and Urgencies: OD and MD Perspective (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) Ocular emergencies are inherently unpredictable requiring the clinician to be able to think on their feet, while triaging and managing the patient. Utilizing the latest in interactive technology, this course will review the various presentations of ocular urgencies and emergencies; focusing on triaging, case history and key points in diagnosing various emergent conditions. Up-to-date treatment and management plans will be discussed in detail, focusing on current therapeutic/surgical intervention from an optometry and ophthalmology perspective. Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to triage a patient as a potential emergency utilizing specific case history questions and understanding of what constitutes an emergency.
2
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Session
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Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

1055

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
ORTHO-K: Myopia Control is Not Myopia Correction COPE 61679-CL
CL-Contact Lens
Langis Michaud, OD
ORTHO-K: Myopia Control is Not Myopia Correction COPE 61679-CL

Among various myopia control strategies (MCS), ortho-keratology (OK) remains one of the gold standards. However, in some cases, OK is not efficient or leads to myopia progression. This lecture aims to explore the differences between lens commercial designs (4-5 curves) and what to do to optimize the outcome. It makes the difference between lenses built for myopia correction vs myopia control and explores how to customize OK fitting.
1

1080

Jun-19-2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Korb Award
CL-Contact Lens
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Korb Award

1

2045

Jun-20-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Conquering the Keratoconus Contact Lens Challenge
CL-Contact Lens
Clark Chang, OD
Conquering the Keratoconus Contact Lens Challenge

Contact lens management in keratoconus patients can be complex. On the other hand, it is also a rewarding process for both clinicians and patients as well-fitted contact lenses can achieve significant improvements in patients’ visual functions and quality of life. Modern contact lens technologies have further enhanced the therapeutic properties and clinical success of these treatment modalities. This course will review a wide spectrum of contact lens options and their applications in managing the irregular cornea population.
54685-CL
1

2125

Jun-20-2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
AOA CLCS & AOA SVC Join Forces--Simple Strategies to Elevate Your Patient's Sports Performance
CL-Contact Lens
Shalu Pal, OD Fred Edmunds, OD
AOA CLCS & AOA SVC Join Forces--Simple Strategies to Elevate Your Patient's Sports Performance

Contact lenses are by far the most widely recognized and utilized element of sports vision. They contribute greatly to enhanced visual performance, which in turn improves athletic performance. Contact lenses are not just for the serious athlete; they are beneficial to anyone who participates in any type of sporting activity. Visual acuity (VA) and contrast sensitivity function (CSF) are considered foundational visual skills, or those, which higher level visual skills, are built upon. A number of tactics can be employed by the eye care practitioner to ensure that visual acuity and contrast sensitivity are optimized with various optical corrections including contact lenses.
1

2090

Jun-20-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Sclerals and Hybrids: New Cases, New Knowledge
CL-Contact Lens
Langis Michaud, OD Clark Chang, OD
Sclerals and Hybrids: New Cases, New Knowledge

Technological advancements in lenses designs and manufacturing capabilities have led to wider clinical adaptations of both hybrid and scleral contact lenses. Great patient successes can be achieved across various types of refractive and/or corneal conditions. This lecture will highlight new cases and new applications of each modality in the care of normal and abnormal cornea patients.
1

2140

Jun-20-2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Review and Updates on Evidence-Based Myopia Control
CL-Contact Lens
Debby Yeung, OD Shalu Pal, OD
Review and Updates on Evidence-Based Myopia Control

The current understanding of myopia is that it is more complex than a refractive error. Over a patient’s lifetime, myopia progression can be monitored and managed like an ocular disease. This presentation critically evaluates the current methods for myopia control and its practical applications in a clinical setting.
1

2165

Jun-20-2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
GP Multifocal Fitting and Problem-Solving
CL-Contact Lens
Edward Bennett, OD Stephanie Woo, OD
GP Multifocal Fitting and Problem-Solving

This course will review the fitting techniques and strategies for gas permeable (GP) multifocals, hybrid multifocals, and scleral multifocals. Aspheric, concentric, and translating designs will be discussed. Contact lens fitting of corneal GP multifocals will be reviewed in detail, including contact lens fitting evaluation. Hybrid multifocal lens design and fitting characteristics will be discussed. Scleral multifocal design options are reviewed. Troubleshooting of each lens design will be addressed.
1

3010

Jun-21-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Hot Topics in Scleral Contact Lens Research
CL-Contact Lens
Andrew Pucker, OD
Hot Topics in Scleral Contact Lens Research

Scleral contact lenses have quickly become the specialty contact lens of choice for many practitioners. This lecture will describe the reasons why scleral contact lenses have gained popularity, their clinical uses, and fitting trends. This lecture will then explain the major (e.g., microbial keratitis) and minor (e.g., midday fogging) complications associated with this modality and practitioner trends in manage each of these complications.
1

W305

Jun-21-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Scleral Lens Workshop
CL-Contact Lens
Mile Brujic, OD, Andrew Pucker, OD, Langis Michaud, OD
Scleral Lens Workshop

This is intended to be a scleral lens fitting workshop
2

3090

Jun-21-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Beyond the Basics - Managing Scleral Lens Wear Complications
CL-Contact Lens
Debby Yeung, OD Shalu Pal, OD
Beyond the Basics - Managing Scleral Lens Wear Complications

Scleral lenses are a very useful product for contact lens practitioners and have been used to fit patients with corneal ectatic diseases and irregular cornea, ocular surface diseases, and a wide range of other conditions. This presentation reviews common ocular surface findings and ocular sequale that present with scleral lens wear and discusses various approaches in troubleshooting the scleral lens fitting.
1

3140

Jun-21-2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Life After Scleral Lenses: A Clinical Grand Round (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
CL-Contact Lens
Langis Michaud, OD
Life After Scleral Lenses: A Clinical Grand Round (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) Scleral contact lenses are fabulous in restoring visual acuity and treating ocular surface disease. A lot of emphasis was put in the recent years to explain the technology and to explore clinical applications. However, there are many cases where scleral lenses may not represent the best option to address patient’s needs. This lecture aims to explore four challenging cases where other modalities were used preferably.
2

4035

Jun-22-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
What's the Solution? Update on Contact Lens and Compliance
CL-Contact Lens
Susan Gromacki, OD
What's the Solution? Update on Contact Lens and Compliance

New advances in scleral lenses and specialty lens designs have necessitated new paradigms for cleaning these contact lenses. Improper handling and care can impede success with these high-tech lenses. With another solution recall this past year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has once again taken the initiative to ascertain the safety of contact lens care products. This lecturer will present you the highlights from her invited presentation to the 2017 FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel; FDA’s recommendations; latest care products for your newest contact lens materials and designs; optimum methods of specialty contact lens care; biofilms; compliance; research; and what is planned for the future.
1

W400

Jun-22-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Corneal and Scleral G.P. Multifocal Fitting Workshop
CL-Contact Lens
Susan Gromacki, OD
Corneal and Scleral G.P. Multifocal Fitting Workshop

Corneal and scleral GP multifocal contact lenses provide our presbyopic patients with excellent vision. However, the learning curve can be steep for both practitioner and patient. That especially includes combining the challenge of scleral contact lens fitting with presbyopia. This workshop will provide fitting pearls from experienced practitioners and allow the participant to obtain hands-on experience in fitting these specialty contact lenses.
2

P525

Jun-23-2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
We Work, The Contact Lens Prescription Walks!
CL-Contact Lens
Tami Hagemeyer
We Work, The Contact Lens Prescription Walks!

The struggle between the online contact lens companies and eye care professionals that put their time and energy into the most precise fit and comfort for our patients has become a daily occurrence. Contact lenses do not fit perfectly by accident. It may require multiple visits, and several trial contact lenses, so how can we as ophthalmic professionals NOT take it personally when our patients want to order their contact lenses from an impersonal online contact lens company? OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand the competition; 2. Express to our patients the benefit of allowing us to supply their contact lenses; 3. Why do we take it so personally?
1
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1030

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Opioid Epidemic…Do Not be a Contributor! Optometry's Responsibilty
EJ-Ethics/Jurisprudence
Rebecca Wartman, OD
Opioid Epidemic…Do Not be a Contributor! Optometry's Responsibilty

Most of us have been impacted in some way by the opioid crisis. We will discus the background information which has led to the opioid epidemic. We will discuss how to spot a possible opioid-seeking patient (and other drug seeking issues that may impact us). We will consider numerous pain management options for our patients with true ocular pain.
1

2060

Jun-20-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Prevention of Medical Error--Avoiding Them and Facing Them Head On
EJ-Ethics/Jurisprudence
Elizabeth Steele, OD
Prevention of Medical Error--Avoiding Them and Facing Them Head On

Medical errors are an unfortunate but inherent part of any medical practice. Careful prevention is crucial, as are proper methods in facing errors if and when they do occur. This course will review terminology, ethics and legal implications, and documentation. Patient information, documentation and root-cause analysis of several examples of medical errors will be reviewed.
2
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2070

Jun-20-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Commonly Prescribed Systemic and Ocular Pediatric Medications (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
FV-Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Angela Howell, OD
Commonly Prescribed Systemic and Ocular Pediatric Medications (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) Medications are frequently used in the pediatric population to manage chronic and acute conditions. This course will provide information about commonly prescribed systemic and ocular medications. Indications, therapeutic dosing recommendations, adverse effects and ocular side effects will be reviewed.
2

W205

Jun-20-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Pediatric Workshop
FV-Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Tamara Petrosyan, OD
Pediatric Workshop

This course is aimed at reviewing testing procedures and techniques for examining the pediatric patient from 0-10 years. It aims to provide tools for the primary care optometrist to be confident and successful in providing comprehensive eye care for their pediatric patients.
2

3045

Jun-21-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Pediatric Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease and Neurodevelopmental Syndromes
FV-Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Angela Howell, OD
Pediatric Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease and Neurodevelopmental Syndromes

Children may present with medical conditions and disorders with known ocular manifestations. A review of common medical, genetic, metabolic and traumatic issues which may present in a clinical setting. Chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure are observed more and more in the pediatric population. Genetic disorders such as Marfan’s Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome are prevalent in the special needs population and present with special visual challenges. Neurodevelopmental disorders such as Aicardi Syndrome, Angleman Syndrome, Bechet’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and Stickler Syndrome will be reviewed for diagnosis and management for optimal management and positive visual outcomes.
2

W320

Jun-21-2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Performance Vision Testing and Training Techniques: Hands-on Workshop
FV-Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Amanda Nanasy, OD Fred Edmunds, OD Josh Watt, OD Adam Blacker, OD Fraser Horn, OD
Performance Vision Testing and Training Techniques: Hands-on Workshop

The Sports and Performance Vision Committee members will introduce you to various pieces of equipment used for sports and performance vision. You will have opportunities to try out assessment and training tools that are the latest in sports vision technology. You will have the ability to see how these resources are used and be able to talk with the presenters on how these are integrated within their practices.
2

3135

Jun-21-2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
A New Approach Using Vision Therapy for the Busy Primary Care Practice
FV-Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Brenda Montecalvo, OD
A New Approach Using Vision Therapy for the Busy Primary Care Practice

The use of vision therapy to care for patients has evolved rapidly over the past ten years. With vastly more options in the areas of performance lens prescriptions, contact lenses, computerized instrumentation and integrated therapy procedures, the busy optometrist has much from which to choose to improve outcomes for patients previously given poor prognoses. This presentation will provide information on how to guide patients through each stage of treatment as the optometrist provides state of the art vision therapy.
2

4055

Jun-22-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Visual Performance Evaluation for Sports (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
FV-Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Graham Erickson, OD
Visual Performance Evaluation for Sports (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) A task-analysis approach is used to determine the visual skills important in sport applications. Detailed descriptions, rationale and research results are presented to support assessment of specific vision performance skills in athletes. An overview of the instruments and programs, including recently developed digital technologies, is highlighted.
2

4080

Jun-22-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Newest Treatment of Improved Success with Amblyopia
FV-Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Brenda Montecalvo, OD Elizabeth Steele, OD
Newest Treatment of Improved Success with Amblyopia

Assessment and treatment of amblyopia at any age based on latest research. Three cases presented supporting new evidence-based information. These cases represent treatment of different age groups. Case 1: 5 year old strabismic amblyope. Case 2: 10 year old refractive amblyope. Case 3: 67 year old refractive amblyope. Treatment with special lens prescription, foil patching, blur contact lens and optometric vision therapy will be discussed.
2

4085

Jun-22-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Optimizing Visual Performance for Sports
FV-Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Graham Erickson, OD
Optimizing Visual Performance for Sports

Sports vision training has advanced greatly in the past few years by the introduction of new digital technology that can be used during natural training activities, by perceptual-learning training programs, and by virtual reality simulations that can re-create and augment sporting contexts to promote certain sports-specific visual-cognitive abilities. An overview of the instruments and programs is supported by a summary of research supporting efficacy. Management considerations for refractive compensation, enhancement filters, contact lenses, and refractive surgery for athletes are also highlighted.
1

P445

Jun-22-2019
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Accident or Child Abuse? Ocular Findings to Help You Decide
FV-Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Angela Howell, OD
Accident or Child Abuse? Ocular Findings to Help You Decide

A review of the prevalence of child abuse, child neglect and the ocular conditions that may occur in abusive situations. Provide the doctor with clinical pearls to identify and manage ocular injuries. Discuss what traumas may be suspicious for abuse versus accidental occurrence. Case reports with examples of abuse and neglect will be discussed.​
1
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1020

Jun-19-2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Clinical Conundrums in Glaucoma
GL-Glaucoma
Joseph Sowka, OD
Clinical Conundrums in Glaucoma

This lecture will examine several clinical conundrums such as to what to do when a patient develops a disc hemorrhage, when is surgery wrong for a patient, what to do when imaging technology disagrees with other clinical findings, and whether or not the patient has glaucoma or some other disease. This course will discuss these and other clinical conundrums and, combined with evidence based medicine, suggest options and approaches for each situation.
51861-GL
1

2035

Jun-20-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
An Optometrist's Guide to Glaucoma Surgery
GL-Glaucoma
Anthony DeWilde, OD
An Optometrist's Guide to Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma surgery is a complex procedure that has evolved dramatically since its introduction. You will learn the latest techniques for surgical management of patients with glaucoma, including ExPRESS mini shunt and MIGS procedures such as iStent, , Cypass, and Xen Gel Stent. You will gain knowledge of how to refer for glaucoma surgery, what outcomes to expect and how to co-manage patients.
1

3000

Jun-21-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Say NO To Glaucoma
GL-Glaucoma
Leo Semes, OD
Say NO To Glaucoma

New underlying mechanisms involving the role of blood flow in glaucoma have emerged recently. One of the new targets for lowering IOP as well as enhancing blood flow is the trabecular meshwork. This course will discuss the foundation of nitric oxide (NO) in managing glaucoma. In addition, case examples will be presented.
1

3025

Jun-21-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cases and Controversies in Glaucoma (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
GL-Glaucoma
Murray Fingeret, OD
Cases and Controversies in Glaucoma (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) This course will discuss controversial areas related to the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. Questions to be addressed include: which part of the eye is most important to evaluate with imaging, which region on the OCT printout is most important to assess, do we need to do fundus photography if OCT is performed, do we need to perform perimetry if we have an imaging device, is OCT useful for monitoring glaucoma, and are the new glaucoma agents useful as first or second line agents.
2

3080

Jun-21-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Covering Glaucoma from A to Z: Glaucoma Grand Rounds (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
GL-Glaucoma
Justin Schweitzer, OD
Covering Glaucoma from A to Z: Glaucoma Grand Rounds (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) Glaucoma is one of the more artistic eye diseases that ODs diagnose and treat. Every patient presents in a different way, and treatment choices vary from patient to patient. This course will cover a variety of glaucoma case reports and challenge the participant in an audience response format to make a decision on diagnose and treatment. A variety of glaucoma presentations will be discussed, including angle closure, pigmentary, pseudoexfolative, primary open angle, and many more.
2

3125

Jun-21-2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Glaucoma Progression
GL-Glaucoma
Murray Fingeret, OD
Glaucoma Progression

One important area in the management of glaucoma that has been overlooked is the detection of change or progression. This course will explain the assessment of the optic nerve, retinal nerve fiber layer or visual field in looking for change, which instruments come into play, and how they enable the clinician to monitor for progression.
51914-GL
1

3130

Jun-21-2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Simplifying Systemic Antibiotics
GL-Glaucoma
Blair Lonsberry, OD
Simplifying Systemic Antibiotics

Optometrists are familiar with the use of topical antibiotics in the treatment of ocular conditions. However, optometrists often hesitate in the use of systemic antibiotics in treatment protocols. Utilizing the latest in interactive technology, this course will review the major groups of antibiotics, their modes of action and their systemic indications in infection management. Special emphasis will be placed on the current use of systemic antibiotics in the treatment of ocular disease conditions.
2

3175

Jun-21-2019
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Mastering the Management of MIGS
GL-Glaucoma
Justin Schwietzer, OD
Mastering the Management of MIGS

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries have exploded in recent years as popular surgical treatment options for glaucoma patients. The optometrist's role in postoperative management of patients that have undergone a MIGS procedure is becoming more and more important as these procedures are becoming well adopted. This course will provide the optometrist with an understanding of the various MIGS procedures currently being utilized and how to handle postoperative complications that they may encounter.
1

3180

Jun-21-2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Secondary Silent Thieves: Secondary Glaucoma's
GL-Glaucoma
Justin Schweitzer, OD
The Secondary Silent Thieves: Secondary Glaucoma's

Primary open angle glaucoma is the most type of glaucoma eye care physicians manage on a daily basis, but there are a variety of secondary glaucoma's that show up in our chairs on a consistent basis. This course will review a variety of secondary glaucoma's, including pigmentary glaucoma, pseudoexfolative glaucoma, uveitic glaucoma, and many more in an audience response, case based, interactive format. Attendees will leave this course with added confidence in the diagnosis and treatment of secondary glaucoma's.
1

4100

Jun-22-2019
3:00PM - 5:00PM
What's New and What's Next in Glaucoma (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
GL-Glaucoma
Murray Fingeret, OD
What's New and What's Next in Glaucoma (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) This lecture will discuss advances in glaucoma including improved diagnostic devices, new tools to measure IOP, tools to evaluate the optic nerve and retina and new glaucoma therapies. Glaucoma medications and devices that have just been released or will soon be will be described as well new drug surgeries. In addition, this course will discuss where future breakthroughs in regard to glaucoma care may occur.
2
Course
Time
Session
Course Approval #
Handout
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

1000

Jun-19-2019
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Ocular Urgencies & Emergency: Are You Prepared?
GO-General Optometry
Richard Mangan, OD Scott Hauswirth, OD
Ocular Urgencies & Emergency: Are You Prepared?

This course will review 10 of the most concerning ocular urgencies optometrists are likely to encounter at some point in their careers. This course will stress the importance of properly equipping the office to properly handle urgent ocular situations, including triage guidelines. Diagnostic and therapeutic pearls will be provided and case presentations will aide in the discussion.
2

2055

Jun-20-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Controversies and Consensus in Glaucoma
GO-General Optometry
Robert Wooldridge, OD
Controversies and Consensus in Glaucoma

Have you ever been frustrated by hearing one opinion by a leading speaker or local glaucoma specialist only to hear a far different opinion by another expert? What are the real risk factors for glaucoma? Which test is better for detection of early damage? Which drugs are better for primary and adjunctive treatment of POAG? What can we agree on regarding these controversial issues? In this lecture, we will discuss some controversies in glaucoma diagnosis and management and then review consensus statements on the controversies generated by the World Glaucoma Association and other groups of glaucoma experts.
2

2145

Jun-20-2019
3:30PM - 4:30PM
The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Refraction Technologies: How They Impact Your Practice and Where You Should Go From Here
GO-General Optometry
Mark Schaeffer, OD
The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Refraction Technologies: How They Impact Your Practice and Where You Should Go From Here

The advancements in the clinician's refraction has changed over the last few years. We will address the changing nature of how to incorporate new technologies into your practice and workflow to help bring the refraction into the 21st century.
1

Ereview

Jun-20-2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Poster Review Session
GO-General Optometry
Poster Review Session

0

2150

Jun-20-2019
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Addressing Contact Lens Dropout: Taking an Active Role in Keeping Your Patients Happy in Contact Lenses
GO-General Optometry
Mark Schaeffer, OD
Addressing Contact Lens Dropout: Taking an Active Role in Keeping Your Patients Happy in Contact Lenses

Patients are still discontinuing contact lens wear at an alarming rate considering the advances in technology in the last 20 years. We will take an in-depth look at why it is happening, what we can do about it, and using cases how to make our patients happy. There’s more to this than simply changing lens materials or lens solutions!
1

EP1

Jun-20-2019
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Poster Session 1
GO-General Optometry
Poster Session 1

1

2160

Jun-20-2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Building a Myopia Control Practice
GO-General Optometry
Andrew Puker, OD
Building a Myopia Control Practice

This course will describe the current myopia control options, their effectiveness, and their safety and why (decrease dependence on vision correction, decrease odds of developing a secondary ocular disease, and increase practice revenue) practitioners should offer myopia control to their patients. This lecture will then describe one clinician’s experience with developing a myopia control clinic at a university-based practice along with the necessary systems needed to make it successful.
1

EP2

Jun-21-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Poster Session 2
GO-General Optometry
Poster Session 2

1

3030

Jun-21-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Disease of Myopia: Myopia Control is Not as Easy as You Think
GO-General Optometry
Andrew Morgenstern, OD
The Disease of Myopia: Myopia Control is Not as Easy as You Think

This course will highlight ALL of the current research in Myopia Control and concepts that are often left out of myopia control lectures that are of paramount importance to the patient. This is a DO NOT MISS Course.
2

3050

Jun-21-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Poster Award Course Featuring Top 5 Poster Winners
GO-General Optometry
Dominick Maino, OD
Poster Award Course Featuring Top 5 Poster Winners

2

3065

Jun-21-2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Contact Lenses: From the Past to the Future
GO-General Optometry
Edward Bennett, OD
Contact Lenses: From the Past to the Future

The history of contact lenses is presented and how this has evolved into current designs that greatly improve the quality of life of patients. Future designs, including myopia control, accommodative, drug-delivery, diabetic monitoring, stem-cell coated, and nanotechnology, are also presented.
59040-GO
1

EP3

Jun-21-2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Poster Session 3
GO-General Optometry
Poster Session 3

1

3110

Jun-21-2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Sport-Centered Eye Exams: Integrating Performance Vision Techniques in Primary Eye Care
GO-General Optometry
Amanda Nanasy, OD Fred Horn, OD
Sport-Centered Eye Exams: Integrating Performance Vision Techniques in Primary Eye Care

You don't have to actively practice in a sports vision specialty to utilize techniques to 'wow' your weekend warriors. This course is designed to allow doctors who may not understand the visual demands of several common sports to gain knowledge that can give their patients a competitive edge. From dominance and depth perception testing to sport-specific vision correction or tints, there are tips to maximize visual performance and patient satisfaction. This course will help your current patient base of 'athletes' become some of your biggest referral sources! This course is in line with the Sports and Performance Committee's goal of making sports vision care inclusive to all doctors of optometry.
1

Jun-21-2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Poster Session 4
GO-General Optometry
Poster Session 4

1

3170

Jun-21-2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Visual Topics in Aviation
GO-General Optometry
Kyle Dohm, OD Micah Kinney, OD
Visual Topics in Aviation

This course will be a dynamic and thorough presentation on a multitude of factors that affect vision as it relates to aviation, flying, and the U.S. military. History of standards as well as current standards for all services will be discussed. Updates on recent changes to refractive surgery and color vision will be highlighted. Laser threats and mitigating factors will be presented as it relates to both civil and military aviation. Spatial disorientation and illusions will be presented with video demonstrations. Miscellaneous other topics will be reviewed to include helmet mounting cueing systems, unmanned aerial systems considerations, case reports, and more.
59346-GO
2

P355

Jun-21-2019
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Blinded By The Light
GO-General Optometry
Robert Reed, OD
Blinded By The Light

It’s more than just an old rock and roll song. This class is a REAL court case with optometric implications. Learn, or be reminded, of just how critical our profession is to people’s visual welfare, and even their mortal existence. Step into a CSI episode about vision and be stunned by the results. When all the evidence is presented how do you vote in the case? (***DISCLAIMER*** This class involves a real homicide case.)
1

3150

Jun-21-2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
NEW TECHNOLOGY: Cool Trends from Front to Back
GO-General Optometry
Steven Ferrucci, OD Marc Bloomenstein, OD
NEW TECHNOLOGY: Cool Trends from Front to Back

This course highlights some of the newest available technologies for diagnosing, treating and managing ocular disease, both of the anterior and posterior segment. Topics include OCTA, dark adaptation, and Ilux, among many others. The participant will leave with a better understanding of what technologies are right for their practice.
2

4005

Jun-22-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Recovering From My Concussion: How Optometry is an Integral Part of the Recovery Team
GO-General Optometry
Amanda Nanasy, OD
Recovering From My Concussion: How Optometry is an Integral Part of the Recovery Team

After working with athletes recovering from concussions, I thought I understood what they were going through.' Dr. Nanasy suffered a concussion 2 days after OM last year and recounts in this course her own experiences working with an interdisciplinary team for testing and therapy. This course reviews testing methods for concussion vision syndrome and first hand test results documenting the process.
1

4060

Jun-22-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Oh Crap Moment: When Ocular Emergencies Happen
GO-General Optometry
Michael Cooper, OD
The Oh Crap Moment: When Ocular Emergencies Happen

The landscape of emergencies in eye care is an emerging area where Optometry will be poised to hold an increasing role as part of the healthcare team. Subsequently, these injuries warrant further examination and our attention using evidence based medicine to bolster case studies provided during the presentation. Learn how to effectively identify, treat, and confidently co-manage with specialists these relatively straightforward to difficult to treat emergencies in eye care.
52468-PD
2

P420

Jun-22-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
What Would You Do? Triaging the Ocular Emergency
GO-General Optometry
Mile Brujic, OD
What Would You Do? Triaging the Ocular Emergency

Opticians are challenged with a number of clinical scenarios on a day to day basis where they have to determine the urgency of the case and determine proper triaging protocols. This course will take the attendee through the process of triaging those cases that are emergencies and proper protocols for those patients.
2

4095

Jun-22-2019
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Advanced Methods in Evaluation and Training
GO-General Optometry
Joshua Watt, OD
Advanced Methods in Evaluation and Training

This course will detail the practical application of sports vision assessment and training featuring advanced techniques and equipment. Procedures for visual skill assessment, enhancement, training tips and equipment will be discussed through demonstration and recorded video. The course will cover doctor direct training as well as utilization and collaboration with athletic trainers.
1

5000

Jun-23-2019
8:00AM - 10:00AM
How Systemic Conditions Can Affect the Eye (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
GO-General Optometry
Mile Brujic, OD
How Systemic Conditions Can Affect the Eye (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) As our patients age, so does the number of patients with chronic disease. It is becoming increasingly important for the eye care practitioner to understand the link between systemic disease and the eye. This course will be a detailed overview of those systemic conditions and how they can affect the eyes.
2
Course
Time
Session
Course Approval #
Handout
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

1050

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
The Expanding Optometric Scope: Injection Basics
IS-Injection Skills
Jason Duncan, OD
The Expanding Optometric Scope: Injection Basics

The use of injectable medications and dyes will play a significant role as the optometric scope of practice continues to expand. This course will review the basics of injections to include reviews of state law, OSHA, safety and emergency measures, needle and syringe basics, indications for injections in optometry, techniques for injections in optometry, along with possible complications and contraindications.
51347-IS
2

W200

Jun-20-2019
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Injection Workshop
IS-Injection Skills
Jason Duncan, OD
Injection Workshop

This workshop will introduce the attendee to some of the equipment used in optometric advanced procedures. The workshop attendees will get hands-on experience with syringes and a radiofrequency unit.
2

3060

Jun-21-2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Beyond Hot Compresses: Treatment Options for Chalazia
IS-Injection Skills
Aaron McNulty, OD
Beyond Hot Compresses: Treatment Options for Chalazia

An overview of the medical and surgical treatment of chalazia, ranging from conservative therapy to surgical curettage.
1
Course
Time
Session
Course Approval #
Handout
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

2005

Jun-20-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
SLT for Open Angle Glaucoma
LP-Laser Procedures
Aaron McNulty, OD
SLT for Open Angle Glaucoma

This course covers laser trabeculoplasty for the open angle glaucomas. We will review treatment options for glaucoma and discuss where SLT fits into a comprehensive approach. We will review recent literature that compares trabeculoplasty to other methods of glaucoma treatment. The course will discuss the indications, contraindications, preoperative preparation, surgical techniques, and postoperative management of SLT. We will also discuss risks and potential complications of SLT.
1

2030

Jun-20-2019
9:00AM - 11:00AM
What's New in Optometric Laser Surgery COPE 61689-LP
LP-Laser Procedures
Aaron McNulty, OD
What's New in Optometric Laser Surgery COPE 61689-LP

A review of recent literature, opinions, and concepts pertaining to YAG capsulotomy, laser trabeculoplasty, and peripheral iridotomy.
2

LL65

Jun-22-2019
8:00AM - 7:00PM
Laser Procedures Workshop
LP-Laser Procedures
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Laser Procedures Workshop

Presented by Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, this course includes the training for the technical skills required for performing anterior segment laser procedures. Topics include laser physics, laser tissue interactions, gonioscopy, and an in-depth discussion of the most-commonly performed clinical anterior segment laser procedures including YAG laser capsulotomy, laser peripheral iridotomy (PI), green laser trabeculoplasty (GLT), selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), and green laser peripheral iridoplasty. The indications, contraindications, alternative treatment options, risks, benefits, and procedural techniques are discussed in detail, as well as management of possible complications. Eight hours of lecture is followed by eight hours of hands-on laboratory training utilizing the Green, YAG, and SLT lasers.
10

LL65

Jun-23-2019
8:00AM - 2:00PM
Laser Procedures Workshop
LP-Laser Procedures
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Laser Procedures Workshop

Presented by Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, this course includes the training for the technical skills required for performing anterior segment laser procedures. Topics include laser physics, laser tissue interactions, gonioscopy, and an in-depth discussion of the most-commonly performed clinical anterior segment laser procedures including YAG laser capsulotomy, laser peripheral iridotomy (PI), green laser trabeculoplasty (GLT), selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), and green laser peripheral iridoplasty. The indications, contraindications, alternative treatment options, risks, benefits, and procedural techniques are discussed in detail, as well as management of possible complications. Eight hours of lecture is followed by eight hours of hands-on laboratory training utilizing the Green, YAG, and SLT lasers.
6
Course
Time
Session
Course Approval #
Handout
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

2135

Jun-20-2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
The Face of Vision Rehabilitation: A Panel Discussion - What is it Now? What Will it Look Like in the Future?
LV-Low Vision
Moderator Carl Garbus, OD Panelists Janis Winters, OD Eric Ikeda, OD
The Face of Vision Rehabilitation: A Panel Discussion - What is it Now? What Will it Look Like in the Future?

The Face of Vision Rehabilitation: A panel discussion - What is it now? What will it look like in the future?
1

2175

Jun-20-2019
8:00PM - 9:00PM
20/30 with Compliant of Near Blur: Vision Rehabilitation and When/How to Refer for Primary Eye Care Provider
LV-Low Vision
Janis Winters, OD
20/30 with Compliant of Near Blur: Vision Rehabilitation and When/How to Refer for Primary Eye Care Provider

This is a case-based course which focuses on near symptomology exacerbated by functional vision loss. Methods to assess functional vision loss from visual field, contrast sensitivity, color vision and light sensitivity will be discussed. Patients all present with 20/30 visual acuity due to cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy. The plan will focus on vision rehabilitation management using a single formula with a limited number of low vision devices. This course is geared to be very practical and usable by primary eye care providers.
1

4040

Jun-22-2019
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Unique Vision rehabilitation solutions for patients with low vision and traumatic brain injury
LV-Low Vision
Janis Winters, OD Eric Ikeda, OD
Unique Vision rehabilitation solutions for patients with low vision and traumatic brain injury

This course will present a practical approach to incorporating specialty care for patients with low vision and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). This case-based course will discuss specialty contact lenses and ophthalmic lens for various ocular disease, injuries, and conditions. These examples will demonstrate how practitioners can help patients achieve their best functional vision while also meeting their visual needs and goals. Recommendations for referring patients to a vision rehabilitation provider will be reviewed.
2

5015

Jun-23-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Neuroplasticity for the Stroke Survivor: "A Practical Approach for Primary Care Optometry"
LV-Low Vision
Eric Ikeda, OD
Neuroplasticity for the Stroke Survivor: "A Practical Approach for Primary Care Optometry"

As the incidence of cerebrovascular accidents (strokes) increases, more primary care optometrists are seeing stroke patients at their offices. This course will present a broad view into understanding the brain’s ability to heal and introduce practical approaches to identify the functional visual problems resulting from a stroke, and examination strategies and treatment approaches, including appropriate referrals for vision rehabilitation. Several case studies will be presented that will highlight the goals and outcomes of treatment and important collaboration with other rehabilitation members.
2
Course
Time
Session
Course Approval #
Handout
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

1045

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
The Headache Conundrum: A Panel of Pearls for Providers (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
NO-Neuro-Optometry
Richard Mangan, OD James Fanelli, OD Leonid Skorin, DO
The Headache Conundrum: A Panel of Pearls for Providers (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) This panel of experts will discuss trends in diagnosis and management of primary headache syndromes (i.e. Migraine, Tension Type) as well as those of a more sinister nature (i.e. Giant Cell Arteritis, Horner's Syndrome). The course will include pearls in ordering advanced diagnostic testing as well as strategies in collaborative care of the patient.
2

1095

Jun-19-2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
"Doctor, I See Double": Simplifying Diplopia
NO-Neuro-Optometry
Joseph Sowka, OD
"Doctor, I See Double": Simplifying Diplopia

There have been many recent advances in the area of neuro-ophthalmic disorders. This course examines a primary approach to diagnosing neurogenic double vision with an emphasis on optometric management of these patients.
1

2080

Jun-20-2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Neuroimaging 101 for the Optometric Physician
NO-Neuro-Optometry
Spencer Johnson, OD
Neuroimaging 101 for the Optometric Physician

This course examines current neuroimaging techniques used in eye care, discusses indications for their use, and explains how to write appropriate orders for neuroimaging.
50381-NO
1

2100

Jun-20-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Rules and Exceptions in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
NO-Neuro-Optometry
Joseph Sowka, OD
Rules and Exceptions in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) This course will detail, in a case-based format, the symptoms and clinical findings in patients with numerous clinical neuro-ophthalmic entities. A diagnostic algorithm will be presented to allow the attendee to follow the clinical findings to an appropriate differential diagnosis. Current therapeutic management and appropriate diagnostic testing will be emphasized.
2

W300

Jun-21-2019
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Diagnosis and Mangement of Concussion in Primary Care Workshop
NO-Neuro-Optometry
Jacqueline Theis, OD Carl Garbus, OD
Diagnosis and Mangement of Concussion in Primary Care Workshop

This workshop gives clinicians a hands-on experience to refresh or learn new techniques to diagnose and treat post-concussive oculomotor dysfunction. Using minimal equipment, this workshop aims to provide the primary care optometrist with the confidence to diagnosis and refer and/or manage patients with visual problems from concussion in various practice settings--sideline, hospital, and private practice.
3

3020

Jun-21-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Neurostimulation in Eye Care - The Next Frontier of Dry Eye Treatment
NO-Neuro-Optometry
James Deom, OD
Neurostimulation in Eye Care - The Next Frontier of Dry Eye Treatment

Approximately 3,000 years ago ancient civilizations were utilizing tinctures and various creams to treat diseases of the eye. What a novel idea that it must have been to use liquids placed on the eye to heal it. Fast forward to today we are all readily aware of the fact that most conditions of the eye are easily taken care of by simply placing a liquid from a bottle onto the eye. Various other mechanisms to heal eye conditions are also employed which include injections and also surgical intervention. Over the last year a new mechanism of treatment has been introduced to eyecare—neurostimulation. A new device which takes advantage of the neurostimulation in the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve to stimulate tears has brought about a new treatment for dry eye which represents the first immediate way to produce a three layered tear. This course will review neurostimulation as a treatment approach across healthcare, look at current ocular surface disease treatments and their limitations, and look in depth at the research which has brought the current neurostimulation dry eye treatment to FDA approval.
1

P305

Jun-21-2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Pupil Testing: Back to the Basics
NO-Neuro-Optometry
Tamara Petrosyan, OD
Pupil Testing: Back to the Basics

Pupil testing is one of few objective reflexes that detect and quantify abnormalities of the retina, optic nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, midbrain, and/or peripheral nerves. This course will review proper pupillary testing and interpretation.
1
Course
Time
Session
Course Approval #
Handout
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

2010

Jun-20-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Drugs and Dry Eye: Oral Meds to Watch
OP-Oral Pharmaceuticals
Whitney Hauser, OD
Drugs and Dry Eye: Oral Meds to Watch

Many commonly prescribed oral medications can cause or exacerbate dry eye disease. This course discusses which drugs are the biggest offenders, what patients are at greatest risk and how to mitigate the effects for iatrogenic dry eye disease brought on by oral medications. Cases will be presented to illustrate discussion points.
1

3075

Jun-21-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Pain Management in Optometric Practice
OP-Oral Pharmaceuticals
Blair Lonsberry, OD
Pain Management in Optometric Practice

Ocular pain is an important reason why patients seek care, especially on an emergency basis. The following interactive presentation will use a case based approach to explore the most effective means to manage pain in optometric practice including the importance of understanding addiction and the current opioid abuse epidemic. Topical and oral pain management will be discussed with particular emphasis on the appropriate steps in prescribing oral pain medications.
2
Course
Time
Session
Course Approval #
Handout
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

1065

Jun-19-2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
OCT Evaluation of the Retina and Optic Nerve
PD-Principles of Diagnosis
Robert Wooldridge, OD
OCT Evaluation of the Retina and Optic Nerve

Are you having trouble interpreting your OCT findings in retinal disease and glaucoma This lecture will start with basic understanding of OCT imaging, then dig deeper to illuminate common interpretation errors and reveal clinical pearls in diagnostics of pathology. Case examples of macular edema, AMD, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and non-glaucomatous optic neuropathy will be provided.
2

2040

Jun-20-2019
9:00AM - 11:00AM
In-Office Electrodiagnostics for the Non-Glaucoma Patient: Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy and AMD (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
PD-Principles of Diagnosis
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
In-Office Electrodiagnostics for the Non-Glaucoma Patient: Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy and AMD (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) Electrodiagnostics can be a confusing, intimidating area in optometry. These tests (VEP, pERG, ERG, mfERG, EOG) are often the key to diagnosis and prognosis of a number of inherited and acquired conditions. Although in the past most optometrists didn’t perform these tests on a regular basis, that is now changing with evolving technology, and this testing is now being incorporated into private practice optometry. VEP and pERG are being used much more often in more common ocular disease conditions such as glaucoma, plaquenil toxicity, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. The flicker ERG is being used in the early diagnosis of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. This interactive two hour lecture will review these concepts in electrodiagnostics.
2

4030

Jun-22-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Lab Testing: The Basics
PD-Principles of Diagnosis
Blair Lonsberry, OD
Lab Testing: The Basics

The following interactive presentation will explore the various lab testing used in the diagnosis of systemic conditions that have associated manifestations in the eye and ocular structures. Common ocular conditions and the associated systemic diseases will be reviewed with an emphasis on what tests should be ordered and what the optometric physician should know once the results are back.
1
Course
Time
Session
Course Approval #
Handout
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

1010

Jun-19-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Most Commonly Prescribed Classes of Medication and Their Ocular Side Effects: Beyond Steroids, Topiramate and Hydroxychloroquine COPE 61701-PH
PH-Pharmacology
Rebecca Wartman, OD Harvey Richman, OD
The Most Commonly Prescribed Classes of Medication and Their Ocular Side Effects: Beyond Steroids, Topiramate and Hydroxychloroquine COPE 61701-PH

Currently, 55% of Americans are taking prescription medications, including the patients optometrists see every day. The majority of these medications have some ocular side effects that can impact our patients. This course will review the ocular side effects of the most commonly prescribed drug classes, discuss how to address these side effects and how to properly code for such encounters.
2

1060

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Not Just a Weed--Medical Marijuana for Optometrists Pharmacology
PH-Pharmacology
Harvey Richman, OD
Not Just a Weed--Medical Marijuana for Optometrists Pharmacology

This course will give the history, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of cannabis and how Optometrist should be aware of its interactions with visual function.
1

1085

Jun-19-2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Clinical Applications of Biologics in Eye Care
PH-Pharmacology
Walt Whitley, OD
Clinical Applications of Biologics in Eye Care

Biologic therapies are on the rise in terms of drug development and clinical use in eye care. This lecture reviews common and future biologics seen in ophthalmic disease treatment and how they may be applied.
1

1090

Jun-19-2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Not Just a Weed--Medical Marijuana for Optometrists Oral Credit & Uses in Eyecare/Systemic Impact
PH-Pharmacology
Harvey Richman, OD
Not Just a Weed--Medical Marijuana for Optometrists Oral Credit & Uses in Eyecare/Systemic Impact

This course will give the history, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of cannabis and how optometrists should be aware of its interactions with visual function.
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4045

Jun-22-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Eye Care Update - Part I
PH-Pharmacology
Ron Melton, OD Randall Thomas, OD
Eye Care Update - Part I

This team-taught course is designed to update the clinician in the latest advances in the medical management of eye diseases. The discussion will center around current and evolving trends in the eye care world. Emphasis will be given to sharpening the clinician's skills in diagnosing and medically managing a variety of ocular disease entities. The lecture team will share helpful clinical pearls that they have accumulated from over 70+ years of clinical practice while remaining immersed in the latest medical research and literature.
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4075

Jun-22-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Eye Care Update - Part II
PH-Pharmacology
Ron Melton, OD Randall Thomas, OD
Eye Care Update - Part II

This discussion will provide the clinician in the latest advances in the medical management of eye diseases. Emphasis will be given to sharpening the clinician's skills in diagnosing and medically managing a variety of ocular disease entities. The lecture team will share helpful clinical pearls that they have accumulated from over 70+ years of clinical practice while remaining immersed in the latest medical research and literature. This course reaches the cutting edge of contemporary eye care.
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4120

Jun-22-2019
3:00PM - 5:00PM
A "Painful" Practice (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
PH-Pharmacology
Will Smith, OD
A "Painful" Practice (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) Any provider who sees patients with ocular emergencies knows there is a need for pain management. This case-based review of ocular pain management will help reinforce our common and not-so common treatment protocols.
2
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1015

Jun-19-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Maximize Your Profitablility Through Commercial Real Estate
PM-Practice Management
Colin Carr
Maximize Your Profitablility Through Commercial Real Estate

Real estate is one of the highest expenses for optometrists, but also the most negotiable. The difference between a properly or poorly negotiated transaction can benefit or cost you tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. With this much at stake, approaching every transaction with the best strategy is paramount to maximizing your practice's profitability.
2

1075

Jun-19-2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Purchasing vs. Leasing Your Office Space - Making the Best Decision for Your Practice
PM-Practice Management
Colin Carr
Purchasing vs. Leasing Your Office Space - Making the Best Decision for Your Practice

When looking at maximizing profitability through real estate, one of the first questions asked is: “should I purchase or lease my office space?” It’s important to understand how making the right decision affects your current and future cashflow, taxes, and ability to transition your practice.
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2050

Jun-20-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Optometry in the Age of Disruption: How Good Doctors Compete with Bad Companies COPE 61690-PM
PM-Practice Management
Jeffery Sonsino, OD
Optometry in the Age of Disruption: How Good Doctors Compete with Bad Companies COPE 61690-PM

The field of optometry faces unprecedented disruption from companies outside of the profession. Regulatory agencies either have little enforcement dollars or have made commitments to reduce barriers to new unproven technologies. Therefore, educating patients about the importance of solid eyecare that meets the standard of care falls on the shoulders of optometrists. This lecture teaches the optometrist how to use the latest technologies in positive ways to recapture the hearts and minds of your patients.
1

2065

Jun-20-2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Diagnostic Tests-How to Get Paid COPE 61693-PM
PM-Practice Management
Harvey Richman, OD Rebecca Wartman, OD
Diagnostic Tests-How to Get Paid COPE 61693-PM

Technology has been opening opportunities for diagnosis earlier and more definitively. This course will cover the current and emerging technologies as they relate to CMS and CPT reimbursement policies.
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2115

Jun-20-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Vision Therapy and Neuro-Rehabilitation: Optometric Considerations in Third Party Reimbursement
PM-Practice Management
Harvey Richman, OD Rebecca Wartman, OD
Vision Therapy and Neuro-Rehabilitation: Optometric Considerations in Third Party Reimbursement

This course will cover the appropriate and not so appropriate coding choices for a vision therapy evaluation and in-office therapy based on the joint AOA-COVD document.
52691-PM
2

4020

Jun-22-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Compliance and Patient Engagement: How HIPAA Can Help YOU Satisfy Your Patients
PM-Practice Management
Marc Haskelson
Compliance and Patient Engagement: How HIPAA Can Help YOU Satisfy Your Patients

Patient engagement is making headlines as a new buzzword for doctors and patients alike. But when it comes to keeping your patients happy and engaged, how can you ensure that you aren't putting their sensitive health data at risk? Whether you're using social media outreach to grow your business or granting current patients access to a patient portal to increase retention, HIPAA compliance is a key factor that's necessary to protect your business from data breaches and fines. In this presentation, we'll highlight how to promote your patient engagement without risking your business. Hear real life examples and come away with actionable methods to retain the patients you already have--and gain new ones--with HIPAA compliance!
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2130

Jun-20-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Managing the Surgical Patient: Surgical Updates on Cataract, Cornea, Glaucoma, and Retina (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
PO-Peri-Operative Management
Justin Schwietzer, OD
Managing the Surgical Patient: Surgical Updates on Cataract, Cornea, Glaucoma, and Retina (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) This course will discuss optometry's role in the peri-operative management of the most common ophthalmic surgical procedures including femtosecond laser cataract surgery, cornea transplants, glaucoma procedures, and retina treatments. Topics include an overview of advanced surgical treatment options, indications for surgery, advantages and disadvantages of the procedure and post-operative care.
2
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1035

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Retina Grand Rounds: Both Sides of the Story
PS-Posterior Segment
Jeffry Gerson, OD
Retina Grand Rounds: Both Sides of the Story

Optometrists are seeing more and more retinal pathology in clinical practice. As important as making the correct diagnosis is knowing when and how to treat these patients. Appropriate referrals to retinal specialists are so important and these dynamics will be discussed.
2

2015

Jun-20-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Differentiating Optic Nerve Head Edema COPE 61686-PS
PS-Posterior Segment
Elizabeth Steele, OD
Differentiating Optic Nerve Head Edema COPE 61686-PS

Clinical examination of the pre-laminar optic nerve is one of the most crucial aspects of the eye exam. With a list of differentials to consider, from benign to life-threatening, accuracy in diagnosis is of utmost importance. Through a series of case reports, this lecture will cover diagnosis, management pearls and other considerations for conditions leading to disc edema and pallor.
1

2105

Jun-20-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Flashes Floaters and Tears! Oh My!
PS-Posterior Segment
Robert Wooldridge, OD
Flashes Floaters and Tears! Oh My!

In this course, we will review the basics of vitreous floaters, including their causes, evaluation and management. Emphasis will be placed on which patients to refer and management of vitreous debris with laser vitreolysis or vitrectomy. Laser vitreolysis of floaters will be presented as an under-utilized but effective means of treatment.
1

3040

Jun-21-2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Anti-VEGF and the Eye
PS-Posterior Segment
Anthony DeWilde, OD
Anti-VEGF and the Eye

Anti-VEGF medication has caused a paradigm shift in the maintenance of retinal vein occlusions, diabetic retinopathy, and wet age-related macular degeneration. This course highlights the diagnosis, treatment, and referral of these conditions now that Anti-VEGF is the standard treatment.
1

3100

Jun-21-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Nutrition and Genetics for Retinal Health
PS-Posterior Segment
Leo Semes, OD
Nutrition and Genetics for Retinal Health

Description: This course will parse the staging of dry AMD as well as dissect the morass of the OTC supplement market. In addition, a discussion of appropriate supplement recommendations for patients at risk for developing AMD will be offered. Finally, provide resources for the practitioner confronted by patients who have questions regarding new or obscure supplements.
2

3160

Jun-21-2019
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Refer or Relax: Retina
PS-Posterior Segment
Steven Ferrucci, OD
Refer or Relax: Retina

This course discusses cases encountered in the primary care ODs office, and asks if this is something that we can monitor ourselves, relax or refer to a retinal specialist for further treatment. Cases include lattice, retinal holes, choroidal nevi and more. Clinical pearls regarding follow up and appropriate referral criteria is presented.
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4015

Jun-22-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Macular Disease: When It's Not AMD
PS-Posterior Segment
Leo Semes, OD
Macular Disease: When It's Not AMD

Description: Disorders of the macula that are not age-related macular degeneration cause vision loss. Etiologies include infectious, age-related, genetic, systemic and potentially cancerous. This course will outline some masqueraders of AMD and their differentials as well as management.
52423-PS
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4050

Jun-22-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Update on AMD
PS-Posterior Segment
Steven Ferrucci, OD
Update on AMD

This course will discuss the current treatment options for AMD, as well as discuss some of the treatments in the pipeline. Topics such as the latest VEGF agents, genetic testing and new diagnostic equipment will be highlighted.
2

4065

Jun-22-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Everything You Need to Know About Posterior Segment Inflammation: A Clinical Review (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
PS-Posterior Segment
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Everything You Need to Know About Posterior Segment Inflammation: A Clinical Review (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) This course provides a clinical review of posterior segment inflammation. The spectrum of posterior segment autoimmune and inflammatory disorders can be extremely challenging with respect to both diagnosis and management. This is a clinically relevant practical review of topics in regards to signs, symptoms, diagnosis and management of a variety of these conditions, with an emphasis on white dot syndromes. The systemic disease association of posterior segment inflammatory disease is also discussed.
2

5005

Jun-23-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Journey to the Peripheral Retina: Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Retinal Disease--A Clinically Relevant Review (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
PS-Posterior Segment
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Journey to the Peripheral Retina: Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Retinal Disease--A Clinically Relevant Review (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) The diagnostic technology for evaluation of the posterior segment has significantly improves in the last decade. Optometrists today are much better trained and equipped to detect variety of retinal disease including those of the peripheral retina. Although the detection of these conditions has improved there are yet dilemmas in accurate diagnosis and management decision making. This course reviews a number of peripheral retinal diseases; including degenerative, vascular, pigmented lesions and those associated with infectious and inflammatory conditions as well as eye injuries.
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3070

Jun-21-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Refractive Surgery
RS-Refractive Surgery Management
Marc Bloomenstein, OD
Refractive Surgery

New technology has risen to more refractive opportunities for both ODs and the patient. The ability to safely and accurately place an IOL in the eye has opened up the opportunity for even more refractive successes. This course will open your eyes to those advances in refractive surgery
2
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2000

Jun-20-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Ocular Rosacea
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
Jason Duncan, OD
Ocular Rosacea

Ocular rosacea is a widely overlooked and undiagnosed ophthalmic condition. This course examines the etiology, diagnosis, and management of rosacea, in particular ocular rosacea. The course participant will leave with a better understanding of how to recognize rosacea based on appearance and clinical signs and symptoms.
58513-SD
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2020

Jun-20-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Not Another Uveitis
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
Michael Cooper, OD
Not Another Uveitis

The landscape of uveitis can often be a confusing pathway of systemic and idiopathic scenarios. Learn how to navigate these cases to improve your treatment success.
58945-SD
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2025

Jun-20-2019
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Retinal Findings with Systemic Disease (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
Jeffry Gerson, OD
Retinal Findings with Systemic Disease (CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination)

(CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination) This course will discuss some of the different retinal findings we see with different systemic diseases. The course will cover not only the retinal perspective, but also the systemic perspective causing the changes to the eyes. Appropriate referrals to other eyecare professionals and to general medical professionals will be discussed.
51988-SD
2

2110

Jun-20-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
The Expanding Optometric Scope Minor Surgical Procedures Blades and Radio-Waves
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
Jason Duncan, OD
The Expanding Optometric Scope Minor Surgical Procedures Blades and Radio-Waves

Minor surgical procedures of the anterior segment and adnexa are quickly becoming a part of the expanding scope of optometric practice. This course will concentrate on those procedures that utilize injections, surgical blades, and/or radiofrequency surgical units. Lesion identification, management options, OSHA considerations, safety and emergency measures, surgical techniques, pre- and post-operative management, contraindications, and possible complications and their management will be discussed in detail.
51480-SP
2

2170

Jun-20-2019
8:00PM - 9:00PM
Systemic and Ocular Manifestations of Lyme Disease
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
Michael Cooper, OD
Systemic and Ocular Manifestations of Lyme Disease

The landscape of how Lyme disease presents in the ocular tissue continues to illustrate a threatening trend of increased virulence and visual devastation. Subsequently, this condition and the resultant ocular manifestations warrant further examination and education through the literature and cases. Learn how to effectively identify, treat, and confidently co-manage with specialists these difficult to treat infections.
52630-SD
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3105

Jun-21-2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Under Pressure: Know the Hypertensive Guidelines
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
Elizabeth Steele, OD
Under Pressure: Know the Hypertensive Guidelines

Nationally recognized standards for the care of the hypertensive patient are updated annually, and often practically hard to follow. In addition to reviewing key features of current best practices, this lecture will summarize the latest guidelines. Case reports familiar to the optometrist will be utilized to emphasize crucial points in managing patients whose blood pressure is measure at critical values.
1

3155

Jun-21-2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The WEIGHT Is Over: New Guidelines Help Optometrists Modify Plaquenil Risk
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
Anthony DeWilde, OD
The WEIGHT Is Over: New Guidelines Help Optometrists Modify Plaquenil Risk

Plaquenil maculopathy is a rare, but visually debilitating complication of using hydroxychloroquine medication. This course details utilizing special testing including Visual Fields and OCT for diagnosis. The 2011 and 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology management recommendations including treatment and follow-up will be discussed, including what height, weight, and dosage constitutes high risk. New information about risk modification will help the optometrist manage patients on Plaquenil.
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3165

Jun-21-2019
10:00PM - 11:59PM
Challenging Cases From Front to Back
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
Marc Bloomenstein, OD
Challenging Cases From Front to Back

As ODs we tend to separate the front of the eye from the back of the eye. However, there are conditions that affect the eye from the anterior to posterior. This course will use cases examples to illustrate how, as ODs, we need to treat the whole eye.
51599-SD
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4000

Jun-22-2019
7:00AM - 8:00AM
CSI - Uveitis Using Laboratory Testing for Systemic Associations
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
Mark Schaeffer, OD
CSI - Uveitis Using Laboratory Testing for Systemic Associations

 This course will provide the OD with knowledge on which commonly ordered laboratory work can help find systemic associations with uveitis. Using cases and pictures, learn some clinical pearls about systemic inflammatory conditions to help diagnose these patients from your chair.
53074-SD
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4115

Jun-22-2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Slaying the Giant: GCA and the Eye
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
Anthony DeWilde, OD
Slaying the Giant: GCA and the Eye

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an immune-mediated vasculitis with serious ophthalmic manifestations, including Arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (AION), Central Retinal Artery Occlusion (CRAO), and diplopia. It is important for the clinician to understand the signs and symptoms of GCA and how they relate to the eye.
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5010

Jun-23-2019
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Diabetes 101 for the Primary Care Optometrist
SD-Systemic/Ocular Disease
James Deom, OD
Diabetes 101 for the Primary Care Optometrist

This can be a three-course, two-hour each or three-course, three-hour each presentation, the goal of which is to spark an interest in the general optometric community to start to move toward taking care of certain systemic disease processes when appropriate. Similar to the advanced procedures course track offered at this past OM in Denver this would be offered as a separate track that individuals could register for and become certified proficient in the diagnosis and management of diabetes. Having this framework in place will allow for states to start to make legislation which will allow for optometrists to provide the care explained in this outline.
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