Thursday, April 19, 2018

8:00am - 9:00am


Refractive Cataract Surgery

John McGreal, OD

COPE #51410-RS

This class will discuss current and emerging technologies that will affect cataract surgery in America. The focus will be on understanding the complex array of options for doctors and patients Discussions will include Femtosecond Laser, multifocal, accommodating, toric, light adjustable IOLs, and other cataract surgery solutions.



Tina Porzukowiak, OD

COPE #49524-NO

This course introduces the fundamental neuro-and vascular imaging technologies used in eye care. Plain film x-ray, CT, CTA, CTV, MRI, MRA, MRV, conventional catheter angiography, carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler are discussed. Ophthalmic and systemic indications and contraindications, ordering, and special sequences are reviewed.

9:00am - 10:00am


New Ideas in Ocular Surface Disease

John McGreal, OD

COPE #55898-AS

This class will update practitioners on the latest information from DEWS II report on dry eye a comprehensive review of the disease, new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, as well as a systematic approach to its treatment will be presented.


Transient Visual Loss

Tina Porzukowiak, OD

COPE #53662-NO

This course focuses on the history, associated symptoms, ophthalmic examination, differential diagnosis, and work-up for the patient with transient monocular and binocular vision loss. Ocular and systemic etiologies are reviewed.s

10:00am - 12:00pm


Navigating Payment Reform in MIPS

John McGreal, OD

COPE #52237-PM

This class will introduce new CMS payment reforms. It will overview changes to the former PQRS EMRMU program and help attendees create a plan for participation.


The Optic Neuropathies

Tina Porzukowiak, OD

COPE #55282-NO

This course reviews the clinical presentation of the optic neuropathies. Advances in treatment and management will be discussed with reference to current medical literature.

12:00apm - 1:30pm

Promotional Lunch Sponsored by Novartis

Glaucoma Management: Case Studies

Robert Wooldridge, OD

1:30pm - 3:30pm


AMD: What is Next?

John McGreal, OD

COPE# 46305-PS

This class will examine new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to improve our care of wet and dry macular degeneration


Visual Hallucinations: Not Always an Eye Migraine

Tina Porzukowiak, OD


This course focuses on a systematic approach to the patient with visual hallucinations or illusions with emphasis on the differentiating characteristics of underlying ocular, neurologic, or psychiatric disease.

3:30pm - 5:30pm


Pain Control in Eye Care and Avoiding Abuse

Jeffrey Austin, OD


This course will cover the control of pain associated with ocular disease. Proper pain management includes an understanding of the pathophysiology of pain, as well as the indications for and the judicious use of available therapeutic options including, bandage contact lenses and topical and oral medications. Emphasis will be placed on strategies to avoid possible abuse of potentially addictive narcotic pain medications.


Controversies and Consensus in Glaucoma

Robert Wooldridge, OD


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.

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