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  • Highlights and Achievements in Ocular Drug Delivery Systems

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Anterior Segment SIG Symposium from Academy 2013 Seattle

    This symposium focuses on current and future advancements in ocular drug delivery systems. The discussion includes the impact these technologies have on the management of various anterior segment conditions.

    Lyndon W Jones, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO

    Lyndon Jones graduated in Optometry from the University of Wales in 1985 and gained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Biomaterials Research Unit at Aston University, Birmingham, UK in 1998. He holds three of the higher clinical awards granted by the UK College of Optometrists, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, in which he is a Diplomate in Cornea and Contact Lenses, and is also a Fellow of both the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) and the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA). His research interests primarily focus on the interaction of novel and existing contact lens materials with the ocular environment, dry eye and ocular drug delivery. 

    He has authored over 350 refereed and professional papers, one text-book and given over 750 invited lectures at conferences worldwide, in over 30 countries. He has been awarded over 20 national and international awards, including the 2014 “Glenn Fry Award” from the AAO, 2014 “Donald Korb Award” from the American Optometric Association, 2013 “Max Schapero Award” from the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the AAO and the 2011 “George Giles Memorial Lectureship” from the UK College of Optometrists.

    Kenneth W Eakland, OD

    Professor, Bio-engineering & Ophthalmology

  • Maintaining Independence through Technology

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/24/2013

    Vision in Aging SIG and Public Health & Environmental Vision Section Joint Symposium at Academy 2013 Seattle

    Older adults are the fastest growing age group using computer and communication technology. We all adapt our devices to suit our needs. Are adaptations for those who are older a continuum of what younger people do naturally or do older people need specific advice in order to use technology to its best advantage in the face of age-related changes to vision, hearing and dexterity? This symposium describes some of the aging changes that may present barriers to the use of technologies, and will discuss how adaptions of the technology itself and optometric intervention can enable continued use of technology which is important to the maintenance of independence.

    Mark W Swanson, OD, MSPH, FAAO

    Douglas Lane

    George Demiris

    Daniel Hubbell

    Irene L Yang, OD, FAAO

  • Management of Adult Strabismus: Controversies & Conundrums

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2013

    Binocular Vision, Perception, & Pediatric Optometry Section Symposium for Academy 2013 Seattle

    Strabismus treatment is not only for kids! Adult strabismus, whether recent-onset or longstanding, compromises binocular function, can cause diplopia and other symptoms, and is associated with wide-ranging effects on various aspects of patients’ lives, particularly psychosocial functioning. Three pediatric eye care providers will dialogue and share the reasons they enjoy managing adult strabismus and how they do it. Clinical pearls for non-surgical and surgical management and pre- and post-surgical considerations for patients with adult strabismus will be provided.

    Susan A Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO

    Professor of Optometry

    Susan Cotter is a Professor of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, where she is a pediatric optometrist and clinician scientist with primary research interests related to clinical management strategies for strabismus, amblyopia, non-strabismic binocular vision disorders, and childhood refractive error. 

    Sue has served in numerous leadership positions (including Vice Chair and Executive Committee member) for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), a NEI-funded clinical research network of pediatric optometrists and ophthalmologists who perform clinical investigations related to pediatric eye disease. She has also served in leadership positions for the NEI-funded Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study (MEPEDS), the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Refractive Error (CLEERE), the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT), and the CITT-Attention & Reading Trial (CITT-ART). Other NEI-related activities include serving as a Scientific Review Panel Member for Special Emphasis Panels, on the External Advisory Committee for the Vision in Preschoolers (VIP) Study, and as a member of the NEI Classification of Eye Movement Abnormalities & Strabismus (CEMAS) Working Group. 

    At present, Sue serves on the AAO Board of Directors where she is a Diplomate and a past Chair of the Academy’s Binocular Vision, Perception, & Pediatric Optometry Section. She was first author of the recently published preschool vision screening guidelines from the National Expert Panel of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH). Currently, she serves on the NCCVEH’s National Advisory Committee. 

    Sue received her OD degree from the Illinois College of Optometry, completed a residency in Children’s Vision at SCCO, and received a M.S. in Clinical and Biomedical Investigations from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. She is a recipient of the American Optometric Foundation’s Ezell Fellowship, editor of the textbook Clinical Applications of Prisms, and lectures internationally in the areas of pediatric eye care and binocular vision.

  • Conclusions and Controversies: AREDS II and Future Directions in AMD Management

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2013

    Ocular Nutrition SIG Symposium from Academy 2013 Seattle

    The Ocular Nutrition SIG's first symposium.

    Dennis Ruskin, OD, FAAO

  • 2013 Lawrence G. Gray Memorial Symposium on Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2013

    Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders Special Interest Group Symposium from Academy 2013 Seattle

    Learn about determining the urgency of neuro-ophthalmic presentations, differentiating glaucomatous from non-glaucomatous optic neuropathies, and the application of human-computer interface technology in relation to Devic's Disease.