Rapid Fire: Anterior Segment Treatment of Infectious, Non-infectious and Inflammatory Conditions

Recorded On: 11/10/2016

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. In order to receive distance learning credit for this course, please visit this link: https://learning.aaopt.org/pro...

Nicholas Colatrella, OD, FAAO, Diplomate, Anterior Segment

Med Director/Owner of PineCone Vision Center

Nicholas Colatrella, OD, FAAO, Dipl AAO is a residency trained optometrist, who is the medical director and owner of PineCone Vision Center in Sartell, MN. Dr. Colatrella is board certified by the American Board of Optometry and the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry. Dr. Colatrella received his Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and his Doctor of Optometry with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He completed his residency in ocular disease at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and served as the director of operations at Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons for 8 years. 

Dr. Colatrella is a fellow, and Anterior Segment Diplomate, in the American Academy of Optometry, past Chair of its disease section, and a founding chair of the Anterior Segment Section. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Past President of the Minnesota Optometric Association and the Past President of Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Council. He has been published several times and lectures nationally on various topics including LASIK, cataracts, pharmacology, dry eye and corneal diseases. He is an adjunct professor for several Colleges of Optometry and routinely mentors optometry student externs. Dr. Colatrella has proudly accepted numerous awards and was honored to accept the “Young Optometrist of the Year” award both in Ohio and Minnesota. He was also acknowledged as one of Best and Brightest “Forty under 40” in the eye care industry by Vision Monday Magazine and humbly accepted the “Sartell Business of the Year” award. Dr. Colatrella enjoys his children, biking, running, tri /duathlons, fantasy football and home improvement. 

Jeffrey R Varanelli, OD, FAAO

Dr. Varanelli is a 1998 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. Currently, Dr. Varanelli is an associate at the Simone Eye Center, where he specializes in comprehensive eye care, with an emphasis on the medical and surgical co-management of eye disease. Dr. Varanelli is a member of many local, state, and national societies, including the American Optometric Association and the Michigan Optometric Association, where he served on the Continuing Education Committee for 9 years. He currently serves on the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee, the Recruitment and Retention Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Medicaid Committee. 

Dr. Varanelli is a Diplomate in the American Board of Optometry, as well as the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a founding member of the Academy’s Anterior Segment Section, and its Immediate Past Chair. He served as a Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, is a past president of the Metropolitan Detroit Optometric Society, as well as a Past President of the Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Council. 

Dr. Varanelli has been a Clinical Associate Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry, and is a Course Reviewer for the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education. He is a published author and has lectured extensively to the optometric profession and to other health care workers and organizations. He is sought after to lecture on topics related to refractive surgery, anterior segment pathology, dry eye, pharmacology, and other eye care topics. He was awarded the Michigan Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year in 2004. 

Christina S Wilmer, OD, FAAO

Dr. Wilmer is the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Clinical Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She is the Director of Affiliate Residency Programs, which include residents from the San Francisco VAMC, Palo Alto VAMC, Reno VAMC and Fresno VAMC. 

Dr. Wilmer lectures locally, regionally and nationally on a number of clinical topics. Dr. Wilmer is the Chair of the Anterior Segment Section of the American Academy of Optometry. She is a member of the Part I Disease Examination Development Committee for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. She serves the local medical community as a member of the Alta Bates Medical Center Ethics Committee. 

She was the 2010 recipient of the Roy Brandreth Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2011 recipient of the Bernie Dolan Resident Mentor of the Year Award. 

A. Mika Moy, OD, FAAO

Dr. Mika Moy graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry and completed a residency in Pediatrics and Specialty Contact Lenses there. She is a Clinical Professor at the school and is instructor in charge of the Anterior Segment Disease course. Her primary responsibility is teaching third years, fourth years, and residents at the Tang Eye Center in the University Health Services. Dr. Moy lectures on a variety of topics nationally and internationally, but has a special interest in anterior segment disease and neuro-optometry. She is the Vice Chair of the Anterior Segment Section as well as a Founding Member.