FDA Approved Pharmaceuticals - New Agents and Updates

Recorded On: 11/21/2017

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. 

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.

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