AAO Academy Online
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2018 Academy Online Package
This content package represents several years of education, accessible in 2018 and early 2019.
The Treatment and Management of Uveitis in Optometric Practice (Credit, 1 Hour, 67693-SD)
This course discusses the diagnosis, classification, and treatment of uveitis. Focus is on the indication and tailoring of the laboratory work-up and co-management with the uveitis specialist. Current treatment options are covered with an emphasis on novel treatments. Several cases from our clinical hospital based practices are discussed.
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.
Transient Visual Loss
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
Doctor, I See Double: Managing Cranial Nerve Palsies
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'.
When Glaucoma Is Not Glaucoma
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.
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.
Transient Visual Loss (Credit, 1 Hour, 67665-NO)
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.
Rapid Fire: MIGS: A Modern Solution to a Complex Problem (Credit, 1 Hour, 67688-GL)
Minimally (or Micro-) Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries, or MIGS, are an increasingly popular treatment modality in the management of glaucoma. This rapid fire talk will familiarize the audience with four common MIGS procedures, including evidence-based support of their efficacy.
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