Saturday, April 29, 2017

7:00am - 8:00am

Managing IOP When Initial Therapy is Not Enough

Dr. Robert Wooldridge

8:00am - 10:00am


Extracting the Condition from Reading the OCTA The How, What and When

Dr. Diana Shechtman & Dr. Robert Wooldridge

COPE ##52467-PS

Using a case-by-case lecture presentation style we will emphasize interpretation and value of both OCT and OCTA. Focus will be on when to use it, how to interpret the scans and what are the general findings associated with the specific cases presented.


Do you want steroids with THAT?

Dr. Bruce Onofrey

COPE #48568-PH

Steroids are one of the most important therapeutic tools that Optometric physicians can utilize to manage the inflammatory response associated with a wide variety of ophthalmic disorders. They can do great good or, unfortunately, great harm. It is important that the clinician selects the correct drug at the right time for the proper disease. This interactive program with test the audiences knowledge of the proper use of steroids in a series of clinical scenarios that will include inflammation associated with infection, injury, glaucoma, surgery and systemic disorders that manifest ocular symptoms.

10:00am - 12:00pm


What Should I do with the Retinal Case Doc?

Dr. Diana Shechtman & Dr. Robert Wooldridge

COPE #52121-PS

The care and diagnosis of retinal diseases is always evolving. This course will set forth to educate the participant on the most up to date evidence based medicine (EBM) in addition to a "real world" retina care approach.  Emphasize will be on proper use of diagnostic modalities and today's management of a variety of retinal cases.


The Optometrists Guide to Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Dr. Marc Bloomenstein

COPE #48266-RS

The year of the lens has been extended to the decade of the lenses Arguably, LASIK is the gold standard of refractive surgery and yet not all patients are candidates. 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 both cataract and refractive surgery.

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch on your own

1:30pm - 3:30pm


Management of Ocular Pain and Inflammation

Dr. Bruce Onofrey

COPE #42121-PH

Complete coverage of the use of analgesicanti-inflammatory drugs for the management of ocular pain.


Cornea Dystrophy/Degenerations: What Every OD Should Know

Dr. Marc Bloomenstein

COPE #39869-AS

This lecture is dedicated to the cornea. That transparent, thin piece of tissue that can make things so clear and at the same time so distorted. Physicians will see and hear about conditions that are both congenital and acquired. The lecture concludes with an all-important recap of the lecture material, via a multiple choice quiz.

3:30pm - 5:30pm



Dr. Bruce Onofrey


ARED's I set the standard for the use of nutriceuticals in the management of age related macular degeneration. The long awaited results of the ARED's II study was meant to clarify the use of additional supplements that were expected to improve theTX of a common, disabling condition. The results of the study will be discussed and recommendations made based on the outcomes of this landmark study.


Innovations in Cataract Surgery

Dr. Marc Bloomenstein

COPE #46125-AS

Cataract surgery in this millenium is a refractive surgery that has many different facets. Optometrists will need to know the new diagnostic equipment, differentiate the new IOLs and adjust the pre and post-operative regiment. This course will enable ODs to meet the new cataract surgery head on and in the future.

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