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A Grand Rounds Series (Credit, 1 Hour, AS)
Optometrists play a key role in diagnosing and managing anterior segment disease. When a red eye case falls out of the typical ones seen, the doctor must utilize their diagnostic skills to solve the patient’s problem. The following cases provide the clinician with useful tools to aid in the diagnosis and management of out of the ordinary anterior segment disease. 56969-AS
Doctor, I See Double: Managing Cranial Nerve Palsies (Credit, 1 Hour, 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
Lid Lesions: Relax or Refer? (Credit, 1 Hour, 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
OCT Angiography: Imaging in Motion (Credit, 1 Hour, PD)
Recent advances in optical coherence tomography imaging technology now include angiography which allows for quantification of vascular density and flow within the retina and choroid. These advancements have led an explosion of research regarding the clinical utility of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in various retinal diseases. This course will provide a review of this emerging technology including its advantages and limitations as compared to conventional fluorescein angiography. Additionally, the role of OCT-A in the diagnosis and management of a variety of retinal conditions including diabetic retinopathy, retinal occlusive disease, and age-related macular degeneration will be explored. 57008-PD
Prescribing Oral Antivirals in Eye Care (Credit, 1 Hour, OP)
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. 56983-OP
Rapid Fire: Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Updates (Credit, 1 Hour, PS)
This course utilizes the rapid-fire lecture format to examine recent updates in the diagnostic testing, imaging morphologic characterization, treatment and management of neovascular and non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration. In addition, the findings of recent and ongoing clinical trials are discussed. 56975-PS
Rapid Fire: Anterior Segment Treatment of Infectious, Non-infectious and Inflammatory Conditions (Credit, 1 Hour, AS)
This one-hour lecture will present a rapid fire approach to the anterior segment. It will discuss the treatment and management options available for hyperacute gonococcal conjunctivitis, preseptal and orbital cellulitis, peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK), neurotrophic and Mooren’s ulcer. We will also explore the treatment options for inflammatory conditions using some of the newer biologic therapies in eyecare. These include amniotic membranes, autologous and umbilical serum, and topical compounded biologic agents, all while engaging the audience with clinical data, photos, video and case examples. 57014-AS
Rapid Fire: Concussion: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Credit, 1 Hour, FV)
The course will provide an overview of a comprehensive-care approach to the adolescent patient with chronic post-concussive symptoms. This paradigm shift started with a multidisciplinary brain injury clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital established in July 2014 where patients with persistent symptoms after a concussion are seen. Each patient is examined by Sports Medicine/Neurology, Physical Therapy, Otolaryngology, Optometry, Ophthalmology, and Psychology on the same day, and a retrospective review of these individuals and their symptoms has shown relations among the visual symptoms and dysfunction across multiple physiologic systems. The data and a comprehensive view are presented herein. 57039-FV
Rapid Fire: Controversies in Scleral Lenses (Credit, 1 Hour, CL)
This course will cover various controversies in scleral lens fitting and management, such as: how much oxygen is needed, how much tear exchange is needed, are sclerals ready for mainstream use, and whether conjunctival prolapse is a benign findings or a problem that needs to be managed. 57005-CL