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  • Prosthetic Vision: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/25/2013

    Low Vision Section Symposium at Academy 2013 Seattle

    Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide suffer from retinal degenerative diseases that have left them with little or no vision. The FDA was considering the approval of a retinal prosthesis, making it imperative that optometrists understand this technology to better serve their patients. This symposium provides the most up to date information about the challenges of working with a degenerating retina for prosthetic vision, the different prosthetic vision projects going on worldwide, rehabilitation of patients with prosthetic vision, and psychological considerations for people who have received or are contemplating implantation of prosthetic vision devices.

    Gislin Dagnelie, PhD, FAAO

    Associate Professor

    Gislin Dagnelie, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the associate director of the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center, a division of the Wilmer Eye Institute. His work over the last 20 years has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Foundation Fighting Blindness, and several companies developing ophthalmic devices and visual prosthetics. Dr. Dagnelie has been the Center Principal Investigator for clinical trials of the Optobionics Artificial Silicon Retina (2004-2007) and the Second Sight Argus™ 2 retinal implant (2007-present). Since the clinical introduction of the Argus II in early 2014, Dr. Dagnelie has been managing the retinal implant program at Johns Hopkins, and acted as the Center PI for several follow-up studies of Argus II use in patients’ daily lives. His principal research effort is in understanding and measuring to what extent individuals with minimal vision can make effective use of that vision. In addition, he studies signals in the retina of retinal prosthesis patients and spearheads an effort to convert standard personal computers into precise tools for visual function measurement in the community and at home. 
    Dr. Dagnelie is a native of the Netherlands, where he earned a Ph.D. in medical physics at the University of Amsterdam. In 1986, he came to the Wilmer Eye Institute for research in retinitis pigmentosa, an interest he is pursuing to this day. He is an amateur vocalist and violinist, is married to Dr. Brenda Rapp, professor of cognitive science at Johns Hopkins University, and has a 23-year old son. 

    Brian Jones

    Duane Geruschat

    Frank Lane

  • Blended Learning in Clinical Optometric Procedures Education

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/25/2013

    Optometric Education Section Symposium at Academy 2013 Seattle

    Symposium focused on blended learning.

    Robert B DiMartino, OD, MS, FAAO

    Rebecca L Kammer, OD, PhD

    Denise Goodwin, OD, FAAO


    Dr. Goodwin is a Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry. She is the Coordinator of the Neuro-ophthalmic Disease Referral Service at Pacific University. She also advises third year students in primary care clinic and works one day per week in a private practice. In addition to clinical duties, she teaches Functional Neuroanatomy and Neurobiology, Ocular Anatomy, Optic Nerve Disease, and Ophthalmic Imaging. She has lectured nationally and internationally and authored numerous publications in the area of Neuro-ophthalmic Disease.

    Len Hua

  • 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.