Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:00am - 10:00am


What's New. What's Next

Dr. Murray Fingeret

COPE #43620-GL

This lecture will discuss recent advances in glaucoma including advances in diagnostic devices, a better understanding of intraocular pressure and new glaucoma therapies. In addition, the course will discuss where future breakthroughs in regards to glaucoma care may occur.


Anticoagulation and the Eye

Dr. Aly Wasik

COPE #52217-PH

Oral anticoagulant and antiplatelet (AC/AP) medications are indicated for the management of several conditions such as venous thromboembolism and prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and myocardial infarction. A review of established and newer therapies will be reviewed as well as potential ocular and non-ocular complications pertinent in optometry. Other topics will include AC/AP medications and ophthalmic surgery as well as ocular conditions that may require AC/AP use.

10:00am - 11:00am


Progression in Glaucoma

Dr. Murray Fingeret

COPE #42096-GL

An important area in the management of glaucoma is the detection of change or progression. This course will explain the assessment of the optic nerve, retinal nerve fiber layer and visual field in watching for change, which instruments come into play, and how they enable the clinician to monitor for progression.

11:00am - 12:00pm


OCT in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Glaucoma

Dr. Murray Fingeret

COPE #51348-GL

This course will discuss the role of Optical Coherence Tomography OCT in regards to the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. The technology will be described and how it has evolved. A method to systematically evaluate printouts will be described and artifacts associated with testing will be presented. The role of OCT in monitoring glaucoma over time will also be discussed.

11:00am - 12:00pm


Optometric Private "Eye" How to Uncover the Uncommon

Dr. Aly Wasik

COPE #52220-SD

Extensive ocular and systemic investigation including a thorough patient history, ocular examination, and systemic workup is essential to uncover the causation of ocular pathologies. This course will highlight approaches and methods to discover unusual etiologies for ocular findings. Medical investigation strategies will be reviewed including ordering of laboratory testing and imaging to assist in formulating diagnoses and creating management plans.

12:00apm - 1:30pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:30pm - 3:30pm


My Favorite Glaucoma Cases

Dr. Murray Fingeret

COPE #41564-GL

Using a series of glaucoma cases, important issues related to the how glaucoma is diagnosed and managed will be discussed. Patient demographics, photographs, OCT images and visual fields will be presented to illustrate principles such as when therapy is indicated, when to modify therapy, and signs that glaucoma is getting worse.


Cornea and Anterior Segment Case Challenges

Dr. Jeffrey Austin

COPE #52316-AS

This grand rounds style course will include cases of infection, inflammation, trauma, and degenerative disease. Pre and post-operative surgical cases will also be presented. All cases will include differential diagnosis as well as management options and a history of the actual management of the particular case.

3:30pm - 5:30pm


Retina A to Z

Dr. Jeffrey Austin


This course will discuss various retinal diseases and their diagnosis and management. Conditions will include infection, inflammation, aging, trauma, vascular, and systemic diseases. From A – Avastin and acyclovir to Z – Zeaxanthin and zinc, there are many different management options for retinal disease. We'll discuss which management modalities work best…for now!


Use of Amniotic Membranes in Anterior Segment Disease

Dr. Robert Wooldridge and Dr. Stephanie Woo


This course will review the various types of amniotic membranes available and their use as bandage contact lenses in the management of many anterior segment problems. Indications for use, insertion and removal, potential complications along with appropriate billing will be discussed. Several case examples will be presented to demonstrate proper use of the membranes and necessary care of the patients being treated.

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