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Go With The Flow: An OCT Angiography Primer (Credit, 1 Hour, 67692-PD)
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is the latest development in clinical evaluation and management of the posterior segment of the eye. This course serves to introduce the background and principle of OCTA including its advantages and limitations, as well as presenting clinical examples of normal and pathological posterior segment ocular conditions using this technology.
Incorporating OCT - Angiography Into Patient Care (Credit, 1 Hour, 67690-PD)
OCT-Angiography provides a series of images which allow the practitioner to examine the microvascular circulation of separate layers of the posterior segment of the eye. While IVFA remains the gold standard in many cases, OCT-A often contributes to the clinical picture enough to prevent the need for invasive testing, and unnecessary referrals. This course reviews clinical scenarios in which OCT-A was useful in diagnosis and management.
Lifestyle Modification for Prevention & Management of Glaucoma (Credit, 1 Hour, 67661-GL)
Doctor, is there anything I can do besides starting medication or surgery? This is a common question from patients following diagnosis of glaucoma and one that many eye care providers are challenged to answer. As ophthalmic technology advances, eye care providers will be able to diagnose glaucoma earlier than ever, which means patients are likely to be younger, healthier, and more averse to starting IOP-lowering medication for the rest of their lives. As such, lifestyle modifications that can reduce IOP represent an exciting area in eye care. This presentation will review the many lifestyle factors known to influence IOP.
Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease and Related Medications (Credit, 2 Hours, 67664-NO)
This is a case-based course, which will focus on various neuro-ophthalmic disease presentations and related medications. For each presented case, you will benefit from hearing the perspectives of both a neuro-ophthalmic disease specialist and a doctor of pharmacy. This course will focus on neuro-ophthalmic manifestations of systemic and neurologic disease, and treatments of these conditions. This course will not only help you to identify these clinical presentations and systemic conditions, but will also help you to better understand how these conditions are most effectively treated.
Posterior Segment Inflammation: A Clinically Relevant Review (Credit, 2 Hours, 67691-PS)
The spectrum of posterior segment autoimmune and inflammatory disorders can be extremely challenging with respect to both diagnosis and management. This is a clinically practical and case based approach reviews of topics in regards to signs and symptoms and management of a variety of these conditions, with emphasis on white dot syndrome. The systemic disease association of posterior segment inflammatory disease is also discussed.
Rapid Fire: MIGS: A Modern Solution to a Complex Problem (Credit, 1 Hour, 67688-GL)
Minimally (or Micro-) Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries, or MIGS, are an increasingly popular treatment modality in the management of glaucoma. This rapid fire talk will familiarize the audience with four common MIGS procedures, including evidence-based support of their efficacy.
Rapid Fire: The Glaucoma Compass: Using Evidence Based Studies to Navigate Decision Making (Credit, 1 Hour, 67659-GL)
Even with the technology and available information, glaucoma decision making can still be confusing. How should clinicians approach glaucoma patient management and decision-making? Population-based randomized studies help improve disease knowledge, and findings often provide a compass for the treatment and management of disease entities.
Rapid Fire: The Surgical Update 2018: What Every Optometrist Needs To Know (Credit, 2 Hours, 67689-PO)
This course will be a rapid fire course aimed at delivering valuable insight and understanding the various ocular surgeries patients have today. A review of current and new surgeries will be covered with a focus on four main areas: innovations in surgical technology, oculoplastics, retina, and refractive procedures. This course will be deliver what you need to know as an optometrist helping you stay abreast in the latest surgical updates.
Rapid Fire: Understanding IOP, Perfusion Pressure, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure in Glaucoma (Credit, 1 Hour, 67662-GL)
IOP is the only modifiable risk factor in glaucoma management. However, its exact impact on glaucoma remains a mystery. Our glaucoma management often relies on only one IOP measurement every few months which is likely insufficient to fully understand the nyctohemeral impact of IOP on the optic nerve. Recent literature has shed light on the importance of two other pressures that might be of equal importance in glaucoma management. This Rapid Fire format course will highlight the proposed roles of 24 hour IOP, ocular perfusion pressure and cerebrospinal fluid pressure with a focus on their clinical relevance in glaucoma management.
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