Peri-Operative Management of Ophthalmic Surgery


Wednesday, October 11


PO-01: Rapid Fire: Corneal Crosslinking: Keratoconus and Beyond
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Cornea ectatic diseases such as keratoconus carry devastating impact to our patients’ lives. It is imperative for optometrists to deliver the most current treatment recommendations. This course will discuss new clinical developments and the latest patient management paradigm, such as emerging diagnostics, new variations to crosslinking techniques and adjunct surgeries to crosslinking. Speakers include Clark Chang, OD, MSA, FAAO, William Tullo, OD, FAAO, Steven Eiden, OD, FAAO, Andrew Morgenstern, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 54219-PO


Friday, October 13


PO-02: Referring and Comanaging Retinal Disease
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This course will focus on presenting case studies and panel discussion on the differential diagnosis, disease discussion, and possible treatments of each case. Imaging will be detailed and when and why to refer to a retinal specialist. Each case will conclude with the optometrists post operative involvement and continuing care concerns in each case. Speakers include Derek Cunningham, OD, FAAO, Alan Franklin, MD, PhD, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO. COPE ID: 53666-PS

PO-03: Lumps & Bumps: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Removal Techniques
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The proper recognition, evaluation, and management of ocular "lumps and bumps" can be potentially vision and life saving for a patient. This interactive 2-hour lecture will spend the first hour reviewing eyelid anatomy and how it pertains to ophthalmic removal of lid lumps and bumps. A comprehensive review of ocular lesions, both benign and malignant, will also be covered during the first hour. The second hour will focus on techniques for removal of benign lesions including westcott scissors and radio frequency surgery. These techniques will be discussed and shown in actual patient videos to help enhance the learning process. Speakers include Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53652-AS


Saturday, October 14


PO-04: The Surgical Update 2017: What Every Optometrists Needs to Know
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
This course will be a rapid fire course aimed at delivering valuable insight and understanding to the various ocular surgeries patients can get today. A review of current and new surgeries will be covered with a focus on four main areas: cataract surgery, oculoplastics, glaucoma, and refractive procedures. This course will be deliver what you need to know as an optometrist helping you stay abreast in the latest surgical updates. Speakers include Josh Johnston, OD, FAAO, Derek Cunningham, OD, FAAO, Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO. COPE ID: 53773-PO