Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease: Posterior Segment


Wednesday, October 11


PS-01: Age Related Macular Degeneration - Current Concepts and Future Directions
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
You will gain a comprehensive review of AMD and the differentiation of “dry” and “wet”. You will learn the results of the latest clinical trials and an update on new technology that have changed the perspective on how patients with macular degeneration are managed. There has been an explosion of new options that you will be able to implement immediately as well as update you on future treatment modalities. Speakers include Jay Haynie, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 51953-PS

PS-02: Infectious Retina 101
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Infectious retinal diseases are devastating, and can to lead permanent visual field and acuity loss. They can be due to various causes including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and can be in immune competent patients, but also, and at times more frequently, in immune-comprised patients such as those with advanced acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Since many of these conditions are potentially blinding, early diagnosis, testing, and treatment are vital. This lecture will focus on select conditions in the retina with a discussion on pathogenesis, signs and symptoms, testing, and treatment. Case examples will also be introduced. Speakers include Raman Bhakhri, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53634-PS

PS-03: Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography: Imaging in Motion
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Recent advances in optical coherence tomography imaging technology now include angiography which allows for quantification of vascular density and flow within the retina and choroid. These advancements have led an explosion of research regarding the clinical utility of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in various retinal diseases. This course will provide a review of this emerging technology including its advantages and limitations as compared to conventional fluorescein angiography. Additionally, the role of OCT-A in the diagnosis and management of a variety of retinal conditions including diabetic retinopathy, retinal occlusive disease, and age-related macular degeneration will be explored. Speakers include Richard Trevino, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53651-PD


Thursday, October 12


PS-04: Pediatric Retinal Diseases
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Newer technologies, such as OCT, can reveal and delineate retinopathies and vitreoretinopathies earlier in their onset. This course presents a series of cases to illustrate emerging trends in diagnosis and management of pediatric retinal conditions. A variety of retinopathies including retinitis pigmentosa, x-linked retinoschisis, cone dystrophy, Stargardt’s Disease, and retinal detachment secondary to Stickler’s Syndrome will be reviewed. Considerations in using OCT, electrodiagnostic testing, and nutritional management for pediatric patients will be discussed. Speakers include Rachel Coulter, OD, FAAO, Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53633-PS

PS-05: Technology for the Posterior Segment
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This lecture subject covers a variety of diagnostic technologies utilized in clinical practice and or research to study, diagnose and manage diseases of the posterior segment of the eye. These include imaging techniques such as different modes of optical coherence tomography, fundus autofluorescence photography, confocal scanning devices, wide filed imaging and angiography and multispectral imaging. Clinical use of other diagnostic tests such as dark adaptometry is discussed as well. Clinical examples are exhibited. Speakers include Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO, Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, Leo Semes, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 54693-PS CEE

PS-06: From Retina to Neuro
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This case-based course focuses on differentiating retinal disease from neuro-ophthalmic disease. Sometimes it may be difficult to determine if a patient’s signs and symptoms are related to a retinal or a neuro process. Learn when you should refer to retina and when you should refer to neuro, and how urgently you should make that referral. Also, realize that there are cases that require referral to both services and how to determine when that is necessary. Speakers include Kelly Malloy, OD, FAAO, Carlo Pelino, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53989-PS CEE

PS-07: AMD Multimodal Imaging: Essential Concepts & Clinical Applications
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Multimodal imaging brings together information from spectral domain ocular coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO) imaging. Combined, these imaging strategies open the door for new and exciting evaluative techniques of the retina and choroid by optometrists. This course offers an in depth review of multimodal imaging findings and diagnostic strategies for the full spectrum of age-related macular degeneration disease. Speakers include Scott Anthony, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53635-PS

PS-08: Some Common (and Some Not So Common) Posterior Pole Observations & Their Management
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eight different case presentations will be shared that range from specific vasculopathies to retinal toxicity from commonly used medications. Specific ancillary diagnostic techniques such as MR imaging, specific blood markers and OCT-A imaging will highlight the need for on-going investigation and surveillance in certain cases in order to make a timely diagnosis and assure adequate treatment. Multiple case examples may mimic common eye conditions such as glaucoma and other conditions that affect the optic nerve and retina. Coordination of care with medical sub-specialties is essential to assure the best outcome possible and when indicated will be emphasized in this course. Speakers include Joseph Shovlin, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53636-PS


Friday, October 13


PS-10: New vs. Old: Fluorescein vs. OCT Angiography
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
This course will look at the differences between new OCT angiography and traditional, dye-based fluorescein angiography. Strengths and weaknesses of each procedure will be highlighted, with case examples used to strengthen key points. Speakers include Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, Jay Haynie, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 49550-PS

PS-09: The Differential of Macular Disease: When It's Not AMD
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a prevalent macular disorder that has been misdiagnosed when other conditions may mimic its presentation. This course reviews the clinical characteristics of AMD, and lists and describes the clinical characteristics of other hereditary and acquired macular disorders that have been misdiagnosed as AMD due to similar appearance. The use of imaging technology as an aid in differential diagnosis in each condition is discussed. Speakers include Sherry Bass, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 49590-PS

PS-13: Key to Retinal Assessment Making Visible what is Invisible
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The vast majority of fundus abnormalities are invisible to standard ophthalmoscopy in the very early stages of the disease. Myriad technologies which make the invisible visible include OCT, OCT angiography, AF, FA,MSI, ERGs, VEPs, Color Contrast, Adaptive Optics and dark adaptation. This course reviews 25 cases invisible wo advanced diagnostic procedures. Included are AMD, CSR, RP, AZOOR, Diabetic retinopathy, Glaucoma, Stargardt, and Rod Monochromatism. Included are cases where early diagnosis leads to successful intervention. Speakers include Jerome Sherman, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 49562-PS

PS-11: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT):Posterior Segment Applications
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This course reviews morphologic characteristics of the vitreous, retina & optic nerve as defined by optical coherence tomography (OCT). A methodological approach is utilized to define diseases based upon OCT imaging. Utilization of OCT in the diagnosis and management of vitreal, macular, neuro-sensory retinal, sub-retinal and optic nerve diseases is examined and discussed. Speakers include Nancy Wong, OD, PhD, FAAO, Nicolas Beaupre, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53987-PD CEE

PS-12: Retinal Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - A Growing Concern
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition that is more common and grossly underdiagnosed in the medical community. It is typically diagnosed after complications (systemic) however ocular complications of OSA have raised the awareness and I believe that ophthalmic providers are in a unique position to aid in diagnosis. This course will review common retinal complications of OSA and when you should consider formal testing to confirm or deny the presence. Speakers include Jay Haynie, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53638-PS


Saturday, October 14


PS-15: Contemporary Retinal Care: Evidence-Based vs. Real World
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The care and diagnosis of retinal diseases is in constant state of flux due to the continues changes in what is consider "standard of care." This course will set forth to educate the participant on the most up to date evidence based medicine (EBM) on the top 10 retinal conditions. Additionally, we will discuss the spectrum of "real world" retinal practice methodological approaches to help expand the knowledge of what is considered Today's proper care of the patient with retinal disease. Speakers include Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO, Jeff Gerson, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53984-PS CEE

PS-16: Rapid Fire: Clinical Applications of OCT Enhanced Depth Imaging
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OCT has enjoyed widespread acceptance as a critical diagnostic modality for retinal disorders. Evolving experience shows that OCT reveals key features not only about the retina but also about the relationship between the choroid and outer retina and the optic nerve head and sclera. This course gives attendees a firm understanding of the strength of OCT in identifying those features that are important markers for conditions affecting the outer retina and optic nerve head. OCT findings are demonstrated as they relate to fundus imaging and angiographic results to solidify attendees understanding of the structural information. Speakers include Robert Dunphy, OD, FAAO, Rachel Currin, OD, FAAO, Douglas Rett, OD, FAAO, James Caruso, OD. COPE ID: 53645-PS

PS-14: A Retina Specialist's Management of Optometric Referrals
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This one hour course covers ten interesting retinal cases through imaging and ancillary testing, including differential diagnoses and treatment approaches. Speakers include Katherine Wang, OD, FAAO, Arash Mozayan, MD. COPE ID: 53639-PS