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  • When Glaucoma Is Not Glaucoma (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/13/2017

    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.

  • Lab Testing in Optometric Practice: The Basics (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/13/2017

    The following interactive presentation will explore the various lab testing used in the diagnosis of systemic conditions that have associated manifestations in the eye and ocular structures. Common ocular conditions and the associated systemic diseases will be reviewed with an emphasis on what tests should be ordered and what the optometric physician should know once the results are back.

    The following interactive presentation will explore the various lab testing used in the diagnosis of systemic conditions that have associated manifestations in the eye and ocular structures.  Common ocular conditions and the associated systemic diseases will be reviewed with an emphasis on what tests should be ordered and what the optometric physician should know once the results are back.

    Blair B Lonsberry, OD, MEd, FAAO

    Full Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry

    Dr. Lonsberry obtained his Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1996 after completing a Master of Science in Physiology from the University of Manitoba. He completed his residency in Primary Care Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997, then joined the faculty at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During his time at SCO, he completed a Masters in Education degree with an emphasis in adult learning. 

    Currently, Dr. Lonsberry is a Full Professor with Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. 

    Dr. Lonsberry is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Optometric Retinal Society, the Optometric Glaucoma Society, and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry. 

  • Doctor, I See Double: Managing Cranial Nerve Palsies (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/13/2017

    This presentation provides necessary understanding of the signs and symptoms that accompany various types of neurogenic diplopia. An additional goal is to understand possible systemic implications and appropriate medical testing for patients presenting with diplopia. This course details in a case based format the diagnosis of patients presenting with diplopia. A diagnostic algorithm is presented to allow the audience member to follow the clinical findings to an appropriate differential diagnosis with emphasis on pertinent neuroanatomy and potential causative factors. Current therapeutic management and appropriate diagnostic testing is heavily emphasized and key points are reinforced with easy-to-remember 'Odes'.

    This presentation provides necessary understanding of the signs and symptoms that accompany various types of neurogenic diplopia. An additional goal is to understand possible systemic implications and appropriate medical testing for patients presenting with diplopia. This course details in a case based format the diagnosis of patients presenting with diplopia. A diagnostic algorithm is presented to allow the audience member to follow the clinical findings to an appropriate differential diagnosis with emphasis on pertinent neuroanatomy and potential causative factors. Current therapeutic management and appropriate diagnostic testing is heavily emphasized and key points are reinforced with easy-to-remember 'Odes'. In order to receive distance learning credit for this course, please view it at https://learning.aaopt.org/products/doctor-i-see-double-managing-cranial-nerve-palsies-credit.

    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. 

  • Grand Rounds of the Anterior Segment (Credit, 1 Hour, AS)

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/13/2017

    This one hour course will review various cases of the anterior segment and specific treatment and management options. Each case will be supported by clinical photographs and/or videos to enhance the learning and discussion, along with audience participation using an interactive digital polling process. 56985-AS

    This one hour course will review various cases of the anterior segment and specific treatment and management options. Each case will be supported by clinical photographs and/or videos to enhance the learning and discussion, along with audience participation using an interactive digital polling process. 56985-AS

    Nicholas Colatrella, OD, FAAO, Dipl

    Med Director/Owner of PineCone Vision Center

    Nicholas Colatrella, OD, FAAO, Dipl AAO is a residency trained optometrist, who is the medical director and owner of PineCone Vision Center in Sartell, MN. Dr. Colatrella is board certified by the American Board of Optometry and the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry. Dr. Colatrella received his Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and his Doctor of Optometry with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He completed his residency in ocular disease at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and served as the director of operations at Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons for 8 years. 

    Dr. Colatrella is a fellow, and Anterior Segment Diplomate, in the American Academy of Optometry, past Chair of its disease section, and a founding chair of the Anterior Segment Section. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Past President of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the Past President of Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Council. He has been published several times and lectures nationally on various topics including LASIK, cataracts, pharmacology, dry eye and corneal diseases. He is an adjunct professor for several Colleges of Optometry and routinely mentors optometry student externs. Dr. Colatrella has proudly accepted numerous awards and was honored to accept the “Young Optometrist of the Year” award both in Ohio and Minnesota. He was also acknowledged as one of Best and Brightest “Forty under 40” in the eye care industry by Vision Monday Magazine and humbly accepted the “Sartell Business of the Year” award. Dr. Colatrella enjoys his children, biking, running, tri /duathlons, fantasy football and home improvement. 

    Jeffrey R Varanelli, OD, FAAO

  • AMD Multimodal Imaging: Essential Concepts & Clinical Applications (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/12/2017

    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.

    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.

    Scott A Anthony, OD, FAAO

    Chief of the Optometry Section- VA Med Center

    Dr. Anthony practices at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and is the Chief of the Optometry Section. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry and completed his Ocular Disease Residency at the Brooklyn/St.Albans VA.

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

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/12/2017

    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 (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/12/2017

    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. 

  • Prescribing Oral Antivirals in Eye Care (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/12/2017

    This course reviews the usage of oral antivirals for ocular infections. Practical information regarding the identification of adverse allergic reaction, dialysis, pregnancy, and maximum daily doses are discussed, which are prerequisites before prescribing oral pharmaceutical agents. This course is presented by an optometrist and a Doctor of Pharmacy.

    This course reviews the usage of oral antivirals for ocular infections.  Practical information regarding the identification of adverse allergic reaction, dialysis, pregnancy, and maximum daily doses are discussed, which are prerequisites before prescribing oral pharmaceutical agents.  This course is presented by an optometrist and a Doctor of Pharmacy. In order to receive distance learning credit for this course, please view it at https://learning.aaopt.org/products/prescribing-oral-antivirals-in-eye-care-credit.

    Greg A Caldwell, OD, FAAO

    Ocular Disease Consultant

    Greg Caldwell, O.D., is a 1995 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He completed a one-year residency in primary care and ocular disease at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO). He currently works in Duncansville, PA as an ocular disease consultant. Dr. Caldwell’s primary focus is the diagnosis and management of anterior and posterior segment ocular disease and he has been a participant in multiple FDA investigations. Dr. Caldwell has lectured extensively throughout the county and over twelve countries internationally. In 2010 he served as President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA) and served on the AOA Board of Trustees 2013-2016. He is President of the Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind.

    Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD

    Assistant professor at Salus University

    Dr. Offerdahl is a graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy and is currently an assistant professor at Salus University. She completed a residency in pharmacy practice at Temple University Hospital. She has held faculty positions at Salus University, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Offerdahl has a clinical practice outside of Philadelphia and is currently doing additional training in veterinary pharmacology and integrative medicine studies, including homeopathy and herbals.

  • Top 10 Deadliest Prescription Drugs in America (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/12/2017

    Drug overdose claimed more than 47,000 and 52,000 Americans in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The majority of the deaths is caused by a prescription or illicit opioid. This course provides a discussion of the top 10 deadly drugs of abuse and an overview of the mechanisms underlying drug dependence and addiction. Optometrists as primary eye care providers with prescribing privilege can play a role in mitigating the devastating impact of this drug abuse epidemic.

    Drug overdose claimed more than 47,000 and 52,000 Americans in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The majority of the deaths is caused by a prescription or illicit opioid. This course provides a discussion of the top 10 deadly drugs of abuse and an overview of the mechanisms underlying drug dependence and addiction. Optometrists as primary eye care providers with prescribing privilege can play a role in mitigating the devastating impact of this drug abuse epidemic.

    Len V Koh, OD, PhD, FAAO

  • Giant Cell Arteritis: A Cause Lurking Behind Several Common Ocular Diagnoses (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/12/2017

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) regularly presents to eye care providers. While anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is the most common ocular manifestation of GCA, amaurosis fugax, retinal artery occlusions, cranial nerve palsies, and posterior ischemic optic neuropathy are also sequelae. Early diagnosis and urgent treatment of GCA is required to prevent possible bilateral blindness. Standards of care for the more common etiologies of the ocular manifestations of GCA may not involve the same urgency of intervention. Therefore, optometrists are placed in the difficult situation of determining the likelihood of GCA being the underlying cause of these relatively common ocular diagnoses.

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) regularly presents to eye care providers. While anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is the most common ocular manifestation of GCA, amaurosis fugax, retinal artery occlusions, cranial nerve palsies, and posterior ischemic optic neuropathy are also sequelae. Early diagnosis and urgent treatment of GCA is required to prevent possible bilateral blindness. Standards of care for the more common etiologies of the ocular manifestations of GCA may not involve the same urgency of intervention. Therefore, optometrists are placed in the difficult situation of determining the likelihood of GCA being the underlying cause of these relatively common ocular diagnoses.

    Andrew B Mick, OD, FAAO

    Staff Optometrist

    Dr. Andrew Mick completed an optometric residency in ocular disease at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is a Staff Optometrist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center where he is the Director of the optometric residency program. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry and on the faculty of the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology. He currently is the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the American Academy Optometry and is on the Editorial Board of their Journal, Optometry and Vision Science. 

    Bernard J Dolan, OD, MS, FAAO

    Heather Jones, OD, FAAO