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2018 Academy Online Package
This content package represents several years of education, accessible in 2018 and early 2019.
A Grand Rounds Series (Credit, 1 Hour, 56969-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, 56982-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
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.
Lid Lesions: Relax or Refer? (Credit, 1 Hour, 56976-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
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.
OCT Angiography: Imaging in Motion (Credit, 1 Hour, 57008-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