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  • 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

  • Lid Lesions: Relax or Refer? (Audio only)

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

    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 Lonsberry, OD, MEd, FAAO

    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 (Audio only)

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

    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 Lonsberry, OD, MEd, FAAO

    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

  • An Organized Approach to the Patient with Papilledema and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/11/2017

    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 (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/11/2017

    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.

  • IV Meds in Eyecare- Case Based Learning (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/11/2017

    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

  • Infectious Retina 101 (Audio only)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/11/2017

    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