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  • 2018 Academy Online Package

    Contains 100 Product(s)

    This content package represents several years of education, accessible in 2018 and early 2019.

    This content represents several years of education, accessible in 2018 and early 2019.

  • IV Meds in Eyecare- Case Based Learning

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    This lecture will survey the utilization of intravenous medications in a hospital-based optometric setting, highlighting the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to care. Indications, contraindications, and common side effects of various IV medications will be discussed and taught through clinical grand rounds format.

    This lecture will survey the utilization of intravenous medications in a hospital-based optometric setting, highlighting the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to care. Indications, contraindications, and common side effects of various IV medications will be discussed and taught through clinical grand rounds format.

    Brandon Runyon, OD, FAAO

    Staff Optometrist

    Brandon Runyon, OD, FAAO completed his optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 2013. Following graduation, he completed a residency program in Family Practice and Ocular Disease at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2014. He has since served as a staff optometrist for Indian Health Service at Chinle Hospital Eye Clinic in Chinle, AZ. He now serves as the optometry residency coordinator and is adjunct clinical faculty for the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University.

    Valerie Sharpe, OD, FAAO

  • New vs.Old- Fluorescein vs. OCT Angiography

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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.

    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.

    Steven G. Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

    Chief of Optometry

    Dr. Steven Ferrucci is currently Chief of Optometry at the Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center and Nursing Home, and a Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry/Marshall B. Ketchum University. He is a fellow in both the American Academy of Optometry and the Optometric Retinal Society, and currently serves as Vice-President of the ORS. 

    Jay Matthew Haynie, OD, FAAO

    Executive Clinical Director

    Dr. Jay M. Haynie is the Executive Clinical Director of Retina and Macula Specialists with multiple offices in Washington State. He graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry and completed a residency at American Lake Veterans Hospital in Tacoma, WA. He has served as a sub and principle investigator on research projects. He serves as adjunct assistant Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry in addition to directing an internship for 4th year Optometry students. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Retina Society.

  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)- Posterior Segment Applications

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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.

    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.

    Nancy N Wong, OD, PhD, FAAO

    Nicolas M Beaupre, OD, FAAO

    Clinical Director

    Dr. Nicolas Beaupre OD, FAAO is the clinical director of Midwest Eye Professionals, an optometric/ophthalmologic referral center outside of Chicago. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Beaupre completed his residency in Primary Care / Ocular Disease at the Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System in New York. With a passion for teaching, Dr. Beaupre runs the externship program at Midwest Eye, accepting 4th year students from ICO and NECO. He enjoys lecturing and is especially excited to be a part of the American Academy of Optometry in his hometown. 

  • Some Common (and Some Not So Common) Posterior Pole Observations & Their Management

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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.

    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.

    Joseph P Shovlin, OD, FAAO

    Senior Optometrist

    Joseph Shovlin is a senior optometrist at Northeastern Eye Institute in Scranton, PA. He is an alumnus (1980) of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he serves as adjunct faculty. He is a distinguished practitioner of the National Academy of Practice, diplomate and past chair of the Section On Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies of the American Academy of Optometry and past chair of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association. 

    A few of his consulting arrangements include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Workgroup on Contact Lenses and the scientific advisory committee of the Pennsylvania Lion’s Eye Research Foundation. He has served on the Ophthalmic Devices’ Advisory Panel of FDA (voting member and consultant) and the National Advisory Eye Council of NIH. 

    He is associate clinical editor of Review of Optometry and clinical editor of Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, section editor of Optometric Physician On-Line, journal board member of Optometry Times, Primary Care Optometry News and has served as a contributing editor for Optometry, International Contact Lens Clinic, Contemporary Optometry, Optometric Management and consulting editor of Contact Lens Spectrum. 

    Within the Academy, he is currently the Board President and has served on the board of directors of the American Optometric Foundation. He has received several honors and awards including the American Optometric Association’s CLCS Achievement Award (2008), the Albert Fitch Memorial Alumnus of the Year recipient for PCO at Salus University (2011) and the Legend Award of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the AOA (2012). 

  • Technology for the Posterior Segment

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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.

    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.

    Mohammad R Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

    Consultative Optometric Physician

    Dr. Mohammad Rafieetary is a consultative optometric physician who has been is in practice at the Charles Retina Institute (CRI) since 1996. Dr. Rafieetary is a graduate of Boston University and has received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry and Ocular Disease at the Southern College of Optometry (SCO) and the Memphis Health Center. Upon complication of his residency in 1989, Dr. Rafieetary joined SCO’s faculty and served as an Associate Professor the Chief of Advanced Ocular Disease Service and at the Southern College of Optometry until he joined CRI. Dr. Rafieetary has received several awards including the SCO Faculty of the Year, American Diabetic Association’s National Achievement of Distinction Award, and the Tennessee Associations of Optometric Physician’s Optometrist of the Year. 
    Dr. Rafieetary has served on the board of several professional organizations. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Optometric Retina Society. He is board certified by the American Board Optometry as well as the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry. 
    Dr. Rafieetary is published in numerous professional publications and lectures extensively on the subject of diseases of the eye with emphasis on conditions of the retinal and vitreous. 

    Steven G. Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

    Chief of Optometry

    Dr. Steven Ferrucci is currently Chief of Optometry at the Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center and Nursing Home, and a Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry/Marshall B. Ketchum University. He is a fellow in both the American Academy of Optometry and the Optometric Retinal Society, and currently serves as Vice-President of the ORS. 

    Leo P Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO

    Professor of Optometry

    Leo P. Semes, earned his OD from PCO and completed residency at The Eye Institute of PCO. Currently he is a Professor of Optometry at UAB. 

    Dr. Semes has authored or over 230 articles, book chapters and posters. He is a fellow of the AAO, as well as an active member of the AOA. Dr. Semes is a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and a founding fellow of the Optometric Retina Society. Recently, he was recognized as one of the 50 “most influential individuals in eye care” by Optometric Management magazine and received the Educator of the Year award (2015) from the Alabama Optometric Association. Recently he was recognized with the Dean’s Distinguished Service award (2016).

  • When Glaucoma Is Not Glaucoma

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    This course discusses cases of optic nerve pallor and other abnormalities in patients diagnosed with or suspected to have glaucoma. It is imperative to recognize and properly manage optic nerve pallor especially when presenting simultaneously in glaucoma patients and suspects. Key features to identify compressive tumors and other neurological lesions as well as retinal disease are presented to assist in accurate diagnoses. Utilizing ancillary testing including: fundus photography, visual field testing, and optical coherence tomography can provide additional diagnostic information to aid in the diagnosis of these patients.

    This course discusses cases of optic nerve pallor and other abnormalities in patients diagnosed with or suspected to have glaucoma. It is imperative to recognize and properly manage optic nerve pallor especially when presenting simultaneously in glaucoma patients and suspects. Key features to identify compressive tumors and other neurological lesions as well as retinal disease are presented to assist in accurate diagnoses. Utilizing ancillary testing including: fundus photography, visual field testing, and optical coherence tomography can provide additional diagnostic information to aid in the diagnosis of these patients.

    Joseph W Sowka, OD, FAAO

    Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

    Dr. Sowka is a Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry where he serves as Chief of The Advanced Care Service and Director of the Glaucoma Service at the College’s Eye Institute. He is also Chair of the Department of Optometric Sciences. He is the longest tenured faculty member at the College. 

    Dr. Sowka is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society and Optometric Retina Society. He is formerly the Vice President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and is currently the President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society Foundation. He is also the Vice Chair of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Sowka is a Glaucoma Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry. He is the lead author of the annual Handbook of Ocular Disease Management published by Review of Optometry. 

    Leticia Rousso, OD, FAAO

    Instructor

    Leticia Rousso graduated from the University of Florida receiving a Bachelor's degree in Health Science. She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree at Nova Southeastern University. She continued her education at Nova Southeastern University by completing an intensive residency program specializing in ocular disease. She is currently an instructor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry.

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration- Current Concepts and Future Directions

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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.

    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.

    Jay M. Haynie, OD, FAAO

    Executive Clinical Director of Retina and Macula Specialists

    Dr. Jay M. Haynie is the Executive Clinical Director of Retina and Macula Specialists with multiple offices in Washington State. He graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry and completed a residency at American Lake Veterans Hospital in Tacoma, WA. He has served as a sub and principle investigator on research projects. He serves as adjunct assistant Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry in addition to directing an internship for 4th year Optometry students. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Retina Society.

  • Infectious Retina 101

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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.

    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.

    Raman Bhakhri, OD, FAAO

  • OCT Angiography: Imaging in Motion

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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. In order to receive distance learning credit for this course, please view it at https://learning.aaopt.org/products/oct-angiography-imaging-motion-credit.

    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. In order to receive distance learning credit for this course, please view it at https://learning.aaopt.org/products/oct-angiography-imaging-motion-credit.

    Richard C Trevino, OD, FAAO

    Associate Professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry

    Richard Trevino is an Associate Professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, where he has taught since 2010. He serves as Director of Residency Programs and Chief of the Ocular Health Service. In 2014, RSO launched a Glaucoma Center of Excellence under the direction of Dr Trevino, funded, in part, by a grant from Capital One, to provide glaucoma care, research and education. The grant enables the clinic to care for indigent patients who otherwise would be unable to afford treatment of their glaucoma. Dr Trevino practiced in the Veterans Administration for 13 years. He is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has held faculty and adjunct appointments at the University of Waterloo, State University of New York, and the New England College of Optometry.