2018 Academy Online Package

This content represents several years of education, accessible in 2018 and early 2019.

 

  • Ezell Fellows Present: Contact Lens Discomfort: More Than (Where the Lens) Meets the Eye

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/09/2018

    Patient-reported awareness or discomfort with contact lenses is known to be common and increase throughout the lens wearing period and replacement cycle. Contact lens discomfort (CLD) is also a common cause for cessation of lens wear, and accordingly not only a struggle for patients, but also care providers, researchers, and lens manufacturers. This talk will discuss factors related to (1) the contact lens material and overall design, (2) the ocular surface, and (3) attributes and characteristics other than the contact lens and ocular surface which impact patient-reported CLD. Updates on new research, as well as treatments, and possible future directions will be provided.

    Patient-reported awareness or discomfort with contact lenses is known to be common and increase throughout the lens wearing period and replacement cycle.  Contact lens discomfort (CLD) is also a common cause for cessation of lens wear, and accordingly not only a struggle for patients, but also care providers, researchers, and lens manufacturers.  This talk will discuss factors related to (1) the contact lens material and overall design, (2) the ocular surface, and (3) attributes and characteristics other than the contact lens and ocular surface which impact patient-reported CLD.  Updates on new research, as well as treatments, and possible future directions will be provided.

    Pete Kollbaum, OD, PhD, FAAO

    Pete Kollbaum, OD, PhD, FAAO, is Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research at the Indiana University School of Optometry. 

    Dr. Kollbaum is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, ARVO, AOCLE, IACLE, ISCLR, and BCLA. Within the Academy he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF). 

    Dr. Kollbaum has received several awards including the Borish Outstanding Researcher Award from the Academy, and as a graduate student was a three-time recipient of the William C. Ezell Fellowship provided by the AOF. 

    Maria Markoulli, PhD, MOptom, FAAO

    Maria Markoulli is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of New South Wales. In 2005 she joined the Brien Holden Vision Institute as a Research Optometrist working on contact lens-related clinical trials. She gained her therapeutics qualification in 2008 along with her Master of Optometry degree. In 2012 she was awarded with her PhD that explored the aetiology of contact lens-induced corneal erosions. Her first post-doc role was as a project manager of the meibomian gland dysfunction project at the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Maria concurrently maintains a role in clinical practice and was on the Tear Film and Ocular Surface society sub-committee of the contact lens discomfort workshop and is also involved in the Dry Eye Workshop II. She is a dual recipient of the William C. Ezell fellowship from the American Optometric Foundation and in 2010 she was a recipient of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia research award.

    Lakshman Subbaraman, PhD, MSc, FAAO

    Lakshman has authored over 70 peer-reviewed and professional articles in the areas of contact lens discomfort, tear film biochemistry & ophthalmic biomaterials and has presented at numerous conferences in twelve different countries. He is a two-time recipient of the American Optometric Foundation’s prestigious William Ezell Fellowship. He is on the editorial board of British Contact Lens Association’s peer-reviewed journal, Contact Lens & Anterior Eye and is a topical editor for the journal Optometry & Vision Science. He also serves as a referee for several Ophthalmology & Optometry journals and international research granting agencies. Lakshman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Member of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society and the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology. 

  • Rapid Fire: Advanced Therapeutic Treatment in Clinical Practice

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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 B Lonsberry, OD, MEd, FAAO

    Full Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry

    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

  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)- Posterior Segment Applications

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    This course reviews morphologic characteristics of the vitreous, retina & optic nerve as defined by optical coherence tomography (OCT). A methodological approach is utilized to define diseases based upon OCT imaging. Utilization of OCT in the diagnosis and management of vitreal, macular, neuro-sensory retinal, sub-retinal and optic nerve diseases is examined and discussed.

    This course reviews morphologic characteristics of the vitreous, retina & optic nerve as defined by optical coherence tomography (OCT). A methodological approach is utilized to define diseases based upon OCT imaging. Utilization of OCT in the diagnosis and management of vitreal, macular, neuro-sensory retinal, sub-retinal and optic nerve diseases is examined and discussed.

    Nancy N Wong, OD, PhD, FAAO

    Nicolas M Beaupre, OD, FAAO

    Clinical Director

    Dr. Nicolas Beaupre OD, FAAO is the clinical director of Midwest Eye Professionals, an optometric/ophthalmologic referral center outside of Chicago. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Beaupre completed his residency in Primary Care / Ocular Disease at the Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System in New York. With a passion for teaching, Dr. Beaupre runs the externship program at Midwest Eye, accepting 4th year students from ICO and NECO. He enjoys lecturing and is especially excited to be a part of the American Academy of Optometry in his hometown. 

  • Some Common (and Some Not So Common) Posterior Pole Observations & Their Management

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    Eight different case presentations will be shared that range from specific vasculopathies to retinal toxicity from commonly used medications. Specific ancillary diagnostic techniques such as MR imaging, specific blood markers and OCT-A imaging will highlight the need for on-going investigation and surveillance in certain cases in order to make a timely diagnosis and assure adequate treatment. Multiple case examples may mimic common eye conditions such as glaucoma and other conditions that affect the optic nerve and retina. Coordination of care with medical sub-specialties is essential to assure the best outcome possible and when indicated will be emphasized in this course.

    Eight different case presentations will be shared that range from specific vasculopathies to retinal toxicity from commonly used medications. Specific ancillary diagnostic techniques such as MR imaging, specific blood markers and OCT-A imaging will highlight the need for on-going investigation and surveillance in certain cases in order to make a timely diagnosis and assure adequate treatment. Multiple case examples may mimic common eye conditions such as glaucoma and other conditions that affect the optic nerve and retina. Coordination of care with medical sub-specialties is essential to assure the best outcome possible and when indicated will be emphasized in this course.

    Joseph P Shovlin, OD, FAAO

    Senior Optometrist

    Joseph Shovlin is a senior optometrist at Northeastern Eye Institute in Scranton, PA. He is an alumnus (1980) of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he serves as adjunct faculty. He is a distinguished practitioner of the National Academy of Practice, diplomate and past chair of the Section On Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies of the American Academy of Optometry and past chair of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association. 

    A few of his consulting arrangements include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Workgroup on Contact Lenses and the scientific advisory committee of the Pennsylvania Lion’s Eye Research Foundation. He has served on the Ophthalmic Devices’ Advisory Panel of FDA (voting member and consultant) and the National Advisory Eye Council of NIH. 

    He is associate clinical editor of Review of Optometry and clinical editor of Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, section editor of Optometric Physician On-Line, journal board member of Optometry Times, Primary Care Optometry News and has served as a contributing editor for Optometry, International Contact Lens Clinic, Contemporary Optometry, Optometric Management and consulting editor of Contact Lens Spectrum. 

    Within the Academy, he is currently the Board President and has served on the board of directors of the American Optometric Foundation. He has received several honors and awards including the American Optometric Association’s CLCS Achievement Award (2008), the Albert Fitch Memorial Alumnus of the Year recipient for PCO at Salus University (2011) and the Legend Award of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the AOA (2012). 

  • Technology for the Posterior Segment

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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. 

    Leo P Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO

    Professor of Optometry

    Leo P. Semes, earned his OD from PCO and completed residency at The Eye Institute of PCO. Currently he is a Professor of Optometry at UAB. 

    Dr. Semes has authored or over 230 articles, book chapters and posters. He is a fellow of the AAO, as well as an active member of the AOA. Dr. Semes is a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and a founding fellow of the Optometric Retina Society. Recently, he was recognized as one of the 50 “most influential individuals in eye care” by Optometric Management magazine and received the Educator of the Year award (2015) from the Alabama Optometric Association. Recently he was recognized with the Dean’s Distinguished Service award (2016).

  • When Glaucoma Is Not Glaucoma

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    This course discusses cases of optic nerve pallor and other abnormalities in patients diagnosed with or suspected to have glaucoma. It is imperative to recognize and properly manage optic nerve pallor especially when presenting simultaneously in glaucoma patients and suspects. Key features to identify compressive tumors and other neurological lesions as well as retinal disease are presented to assist in accurate diagnoses. Utilizing ancillary testing including: fundus photography, visual field testing, and optical coherence tomography can provide additional diagnostic information to aid in the diagnosis of these patients.

    This course discusses cases of optic nerve pallor and other abnormalities in patients diagnosed with or suspected to have glaucoma. It is imperative to recognize and properly manage optic nerve pallor especially when presenting simultaneously in glaucoma patients and suspects. Key features to identify compressive tumors and other neurological lesions as well as retinal disease are presented to assist in accurate diagnoses. Utilizing ancillary testing including: fundus photography, visual field testing, and optical coherence tomography can provide additional diagnostic information to aid in the diagnosis of these patients.

    Joseph W Sowka, OD, FAAO

    Dr. Joseph Sowka is an attending optometric physician at Center for Sight in Sarasota, Florida, a large medical-surgical practice where he focuses on glaucoma management and neuro-ophthalmic disease. He was formerly Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry for 28 years where he served as Chief of The Advanced Care Service and Director of the Glaucoma Service at the College’s Eye Institute. He was the Program Coordinator and Supervisor for the Ocular Disease Residency. Dr. Sowka is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society and Optometric Retina Society. He is also the Founder and Chair of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Sowka is a Glaucoma Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a partner and co-owner of Optometric Education Consultants.

    Leticia Rousso, OD, FAAO

    Instructor

    Leticia Rousso graduated from the University of Florida receiving a Bachelor's degree in Health Science. She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree at Nova Southeastern University. She continued her education at Nova Southeastern University by completing an intensive residency program specializing in ocular disease. She is currently an instructor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry.

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration- Current Concepts and Future Directions

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    You will gain a comprehensive review of AMD and the differentiation of “dry” and “wet”. You will learn the results of the latest clinical trials and an update on new technology that have changed the perspective on how patients with macular degeneration are managed. There has been an explosion of new options that you will be able to implement immediately as well as update you on future treatment modalities.

    You will gain a comprehensive review of AMD and the differentiation of “dry” and “wet”. You will learn the results of the latest clinical trials and an update on new technology that have changed the perspective on how patients with macular degeneration are managed. 
    There has been an explosion of new options that you will be able to implement immediately as well as update you on future treatment modalities.

    Jay M. Haynie, OD, FAAO

    Executive Clinical Director of Retina and Macula Specialists

    Dr. Jay M. Haynie is the Executive Clinical Director of Retina and Macula Specialists with multiple offices in Washington State. He graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry and completed a residency at American Lake Veterans Hospital in Tacoma, WA. He has served as a sub and principle investigator on research projects. He serves as adjunct assistant Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry in addition to directing an internship for 4th year Optometry students. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Retina Society.

  • OCT Angiography: Imaging in Motion

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    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. In order to receive distance learning credit for this course, please view it at https://learning.aaopt.org/products/oct-angiography-imaging-motion-credit.

    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. In order to receive distance learning credit for this course, please view it at https://learning.aaopt.org/products/oct-angiography-imaging-motion-credit.

    Richard C Trevino, OD, FAAO

    Associate Professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry

    Richard Trevino is an Associate Professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, where he has taught since 2010. He serves as Director of Residency Programs and Chief of the Ocular Health Service. In 2014, RSO launched a Glaucoma Center of Excellence under the direction of Dr Trevino, funded, in part, by a grant from Capital One, to provide glaucoma care, research and education. The grant enables the clinic to care for indigent patients who otherwise would be unable to afford treatment of their glaucoma. Dr Trevino practiced in the Veterans Administration for 13 years. He is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has held faculty and adjunct appointments at the University of Waterloo, State University of New York, and the New England College of Optometry.

  • Rapid Fire: Corneal Cross-linking: Keratoconus and Beyond

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    Cornea ectatic diseases such as keratoconus carry devastating impact to our patients’ lives. It is imperative for optometrists to deliver the most current treatment recommendations. This course will discuss new clinical developments and the latest patient management paradigm, such as emerging diagnostics, new variations to crosslinking techniques and adjunct surgeries to crosslinking.

    Cornea ectatic diseases such as keratoconus carry devastating impact to our patients’ lives. It is imperative for optometrists to deliver the most current treatment recommendations. This course will discuss new clinical developments and the latest patient management paradigm, such as emerging diagnostics, new variations to crosslinking techniques and adjunct surgeries to crosslinking.

    Clark Y Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO

    Director of Cornea Specialty Lenses at Wills Eye Hospital

    Dr. Clark Chang is Director of Cornea Specialty Lenses at Wills Eye Hospital - Cornea Service as well as Director of Clinical Services at TLC Vision. After finishing his residency program at Salus University, he further completed a fellowship in cornea and contact lenses. He has also been a subinvestigator in numerous clinical trials studying corneal cross-linking and has published extensively on keratoconus treatments with both surgical innovations and advancements in contact lens technologies. 

    He is the immediate past president of New Jersey Academy of Optometry and the current vice chair of the membership committee at American Academy of Optometry. In addition, Dr. Chang is an advisory board member at International Keratoconus Academy (IKA), Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI), and Optometric Cornea Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS). 

    William J Tullo, OD, FAAO

    Vice-President of Clinical Services for VGH-Vision Group Holdings

    William “Bill” Tullo, OD, FAAO is Vice-President of Clinical Services for VGH-Vision Group Holdings, TLC & LVI Laser centers. Bill has maintained a private practice in his home town of Princeton New Jersey since 1988. Bill has a B.S. in biology from the SUNY Stonybrook and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the SUNY College of Optometry. Bill is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate in Refractive Surgery, Cornea & Contact lenses and a member of the American Optometric Association. Bill has lectured internationally at more than 500 optometric and ophthalmologic meetings and he has published dozens of papers, posters, articles and book chapters.

    Steven Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO

    President and Medical Director of North Suburban Vision Consultants

    Dr. Eiden is president and medical director of North Suburban Vision Consultants, Ltd., a multi-specialty group practice with 2 locations in the Chicago area. He is president and founder of the International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals, an organization providing education and research to the eye care professions. Dr. Eiden is also co-founder and president of EyeVis Eye and Vision Research Institute, which is dedicated to clinical research and development of technologies in the eye care field. Dr. Eiden is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center in the Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea and Contact Lens Service and an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana, Illinois, Salus, and UMSL Colleges of Optometry. He is on the editorial board of numerous professional journals and frequently publishes in the professional literature. Dr.Eiden is Past Chair of the American Optometric Association’s Contact Lens and Cornea Section. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Eiden is a research consultant for numerous contact lens, technology and pharmaceutical companies and lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.

    Andrew S Morgenstern, OD, FAAO

    Clinical Optometrist and Founder of OcuSolve, LLC

    Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD, FAAO, Diplomate American Board of Optometry is a Clinical Optometrist and founder of OcuSolve, LLC, a Healthcare and Management Consulting Firm. 
    Since 2012, Dr. Morgenstern has been a Subject Matter Expert and Healthcare Consultant with the Strategy and Technology Consulting Firm of Booz Allen Hamilton. His current assignment is with The United States Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs Joint Vision Center of Excellence (VCE) located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr Morgenstern has a special interest in solutions to ophthalmic refractive error (non-surgical and surgical), anterior segment, corneal & external ophthalmic disease, military medicine, traumatic brain injury & vision dysfunction, keratoconus & ectatic corneal disease and corneal cross linking. He frequently lectures nationally and internationally and has authored extensively in a variety of medical journals and various media platforms. Dr. Morgenstern is a graduate of Boston University (BS) and Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (OD) and completed his optometric training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology in Miami, Florida. Dr. Morgenstern was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from both Boston University in 2012 and Nova Southeastern University in 2015. Also in 2015, Dr. Morgenstern was recognized as the Maryland Optometrist of the Year. He is currently a member of the Boston University Deans Advisory Board and is currently the Co-Chief Medical Editor of Advanced Ocular Care & EyeTubeOD.com. Dr. Morgenstern currently continues his Optometric service as the Immediate Past-President of the Optometric Cornea Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS), Executive Board Member of the International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals (IKA) , Founder of the Optometric Cross Linking Society (OCXLS), Consultant to the American Optometric Association, Director of Clinical Services of TLC Laser Eye Centers, Former President of the Maryland Optometric Association and Co-Chairman of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Ophthalmologic Disease Management Clinical Subcommittee. andrewmorgenstern@gmail.com @iEyeDoc 

  • Transient Visual Loss

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2017

    This course focuses on the history, associated symptoms, ophthalmic examination, differential diagnosis, and work-up for the patient with transient monocular and binocular visual loss. Ocular and systemic etiologies are reviewed

    This course focuses on the history, associated symptoms, ophthalmic examination, differential diagnosis, and work-up for the patient with transient monocular and binocular visual loss.  Ocular and systemic etiologies are reviewed

    Tina R Porzukowiak, OD, FAAO

    Associate Professor at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry

    Dr. Porzukowiak is an Associate Professor at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry. She earned a Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and completed a post-doctoral residency in ocular disease and low vision rehabilitation at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and the Edward J. Hines, Jr. Central Blind Rehabilitation Center in Hines, Illinois. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry where she serves on the Admittance Committee and as the Program Chair for the Primary Care Section. Her primary area of interest is neuro-ophthalmic disease.