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

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.

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). 

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