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  • Lid Lesions: Relax or Refer?

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

    Patients present with a variety of lumps and bumps associated with the ocular and periocular tissues. This interactive presentation will review the various periocular lesions focusing on differentiating benign from the malignant, differentials and current treatment/management options including when to refer.

    Patients present with a variety of lumps and bumps associated with the ocular and periocular tissues.  This interactive presentation will review the various periocular lesions focusing on differentiating benign from the malignant, differentials and current treatment/management options including when to refer. To receive distance learning credits for this course, please visit this link: https://learning.aaopt.org/pro...

    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. 

  • Lid Lesions: Relax or Refer? (Credit, 1 Hour, AS)

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    Patients present with a variety of lumps and bumps associated with the ocular and periocular tissues. This interactive presentation will review the various periocular lesions focusing on differentiating benign from the malignant, differentials and current treatment/management options including when to refer. 56976-AS

    Patients present with a variety of lumps and bumps associated with the ocular and periocular tissues.  This interactive presentation will review the various periocular lesions focusing on differentiating benign from the malignant, differentials and current treatment/management options including when to refer. 56976-AS

    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. 

  • Rapid Fire: Advanced Therapeutic Treatment in Clinical Practice

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

    Optometry’s ever expanding scope of practice necessitates that optometrists continue to expand their knowledge in a variety of new and exciting clinical areas. This interactive and rapid-fire presentation explores cutting edge clinical care in advanced therapeutic treatment options including lasers, minor surgical procedures and oral/topical therapeutic agents.

    Optometry’s ever expanding scope of practice necessitates that optometrists continue to expand their knowledge in a variety of new and exciting clinical areas. This interactive and rapid-fire presentation explores cutting edge clinical care in advanced therapeutic treatment options including lasers, minor surgical procedures and oral/topical therapeutic agents. 

    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. 

    Carl H Spear, OD, MBA, FAAO

    Dr. Spear completed his undergraduate education at Western Kentucky University and is a 1991 graduate of the University Of Alabama School Of Optometry at Birmingham. Additionally, Dr. Spear completed a Residency in Primary Care Optometry/Ocular Disease at Northeastern State University College of Optometry, in Tahlequah Oklahoma and a Master’s in Business Administration at Auburn University. 

    Dr. Spear has worked in a variety of clinical and industry settings including: 
    - Senior Director, Professional Relations, Vision Group Holdings 
    - Consulting Director, Professional Development and Program Implementation at Alcon 
    - Assistant Professor of Optometry at Northeastern State University College of Optometry where he taught courses in laser therapy, systemic medications, and advanced therapeutic and diagnostic clinical procedures. 
    - Southeast Region Director Growth and Development Vision Source 
    - Director of Professional Relations for Novartis Ophthalmics 
    - Director Education and Vendor Relations Consultant, Vision Source 
    - Center Director, Omega Health Systems 
    - Military Practice at Fort Benning Georgia 

    Currently, Dr. Spear and his wife Dr. Katie Gilbert Spear practice in a multi-location private group optometry/ophthalmology practice in the Panhandle of Florida. In addition to lecturing, writing and consulting, Dr. Spear is also a member of the Florida Board of Optometry, Commander of the 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron at Duke Field, Florida, Chairman American Academy of Optometry Exhibits Committee and an active member of The American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. 

    April Jasper, OD, FAAO

    Private Group Practice

    Dr. Jasper is in private group practice in WPB, FL. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry with highest honors. She has authored numerous publications and currently serves as professional co-editor of Women in Optometry magazine. She served her colleagues as past president of the Florida Optometric Association 2016-2017 and lectures all over the country on several topics including contact lenses, ocular disease and practice management.

    Tammy P Than, MS, OD, FAAO

  • Lab Testing in Optometric Practice: The Basics

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

    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

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

    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. 

  • Doctor, I See Double: Managing Cranial Nerve Palsies (Credit, 1 Hour, NO)

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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.' 56982-NO

    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.' 56982-NO

    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. 

  • AMD Multimodal Imaging: Essential Concepts & Clinical Applications

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    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.

  • ASCO-AAO Event

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/21/2017

    ASCO-AAO Optometry and Graduate Student Session: Exploring Academic and Research Career Options

    ASCO-AAO Optometry and Graduate Student Session: Exploring Academic and Research Career Options

  • An Organized Approach to the Patient with Papilledema and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/21/2017

    This team taught course provides the attendee with an organized, systematic approach to the evaluation and management of a patient with disc edema secondary to elevated intracranial pressure. The presenters approach the material and the topic from their particular areas of expertise, providing the attendee with pearls for the clinical evaluation, neuro imaging, and relevant clinical anatomical correlates to the disease processes involved. Clinical presentation, chief complaints, clinical findings, neuroimaging findings, relevant anatomy, and patient management are discussed in detail.

    This team taught course provides the attendee with an organized, systematic approach to the evaluation and management of a patient with disc edema secondary to elevated intracranial pressure.  The presenters approach the material and the topic from their particular areas of expertise, providing the attendee with pearls for the clinical evaluation, neuro imaging, and relevant clinical anatomical correlates to the disease processes involved.  Clinical presentation, chief complaints, clinical findings, neuroimaging findings, relevant anatomy, and patient management are discussed in detail.

    James L Fanelli, OD, FAAO

    Ocular Disease Management Specialist

    Dr. Fanelli is originally from suburban Philadelphia, and attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he graduated in 1985. He has been in private practice since that time in coastal North Carolina, specializing in ocular disease management. 

    He has lectured around the country at state and national meetings on a wide variety of topics dealing primarily with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. He has developed a course for certifying OD’s in the use of injections in primary eye care that has been used by several states, and which was required for licensure renewal of North Carolina optometrists. 

    Dr. Fanelli is a Contributing Editor for Review of Optometry, and is the author of the bi-monthly Glaucoma Grand Rounds column. 

    He is a past President of the North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry. He is also a past Trustee of the North Carolina State Optometric Society, where he served as Continuing Education Chairman. He serves as chariman of the EyeSki Optometric Conference and the CE in Italy Conference. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Western University of Health Sciences. 

    Leonard V Messner, OD, FAAO

    Vice President for Patient Care Services at ICO

    Leonard V. Messner, OD, FAAO, is the Vice President for Patient Care Services of the Illinois College of Optometry and serves as the Executive Director of the Illinois Eye Institute. 

    Dr. Messner holds the rank of Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry. He currently serves as the chair of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Optometry, co-chair of the Chicago Concussion Coalition and steering committee member of the AAO Fellows Doing Research Special Interest Group. He is a member of the Vision and Concussion Research Committee of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society. 

    His principle area of research involves the study of vision, visual-motor and ocular structural abnormalities with concussion.

    Lorraine Lombardi, PhD

    Associate Professor at Salus University

    Lorraine Lombardi is Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Interim Dean/ College of Health Sciences, Salus University. She teaches Neuroscience and Gross Anatomy at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). 

    Dr. Lombardi holds a Ph.D. in Anatomy/Neuroanatomy from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. 

    She has been awarded “Educator of the Year” multiple times. In 1995, she received PCO’s Presidential Medal of Honor, for outstanding service to the College and Optometry. She is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally on the basic science of neuro-ophthalmic disorders. 

  • FDA Approved Pharmaceuticals - New Agents and Updates

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/21/2017

    Every year the FDA approves numerous pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diseases in various medical therapeutic areas. This course will review the recently approved pharmaceuticals that are pertinent to optometric patient care. Pharmaceuticals covered will include but not limited to endocrinology, cardiology, vascular disease, infections, neurology, optometry, psychology, and urology. Indication of use, mechanism of action, and/or ocular side effects will be reviewed. This course is given by an optometrist and a Doctor in Pharmacy.

    Every year the FDA approves numerous pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diseases in various medical therapeutic areas.  This course will review the recently approved pharmaceuticals that are pertinent to optometric patient care.  Pharmaceuticals covered will include but not limited to endocrinology, cardiology, vascular disease, infections, neurology, optometry, psychology, and urology.  Indication of use, mechanism of action, and/or ocular side effects will be reviewed.  This course is given by an optometrist and a Doctor in Pharmacy. 

    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.