2023 MEGA CE
Friday, March 3 - Saturday, March 4
Rocky Mountain University
1800 Novell Place
Provo, UT 84606

Come attend the 2023 UOA's Annual MEGA CE and winter Quarterly Business meeting on Friday and Saturday March 3 and 4th.  Free for all UOA members and a $300 charge for non members to attend. All courses are pending COPE approval. Here is the tentative schedule:


1pm   Dr. Monson: A brief overview of the contemporary, frequently implanted EDOF IOLs Laser Vision Correction, and the Advent of Topography Guided Treatments

3pm  Dr. Roden: Tear Proteomics and Translational Medicine 
4pm   Dr. Waite:  Corneal Crosslinking and PRK for Keratoconus


9am     UOA Business Meeting
10am: Dr. Gupta: Testing Galore!!!

11am    Hoopes: SMILE (Small incision lenticule extraction) Surgery
12pm   Dr. Waite: Astigmatism Management with Cataract Surgery

1pm    Dr. Cummings ( Lunch): Intense Pulsed Light in the treatment of Dry Eye Disease and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
2pm    Eye Institute: Post-Operative Management Pearls for Cataract and Refractive Surgery
3pm: Dr. Krouch: The Anterior Segment and More Part 2

4pm  Dr. Ambati : Cream of the Crop Cornea

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Dr. Robert Roden

Originally from Denver, CO, Dr. Robert Roden earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. He then completed advanced training in an optometric residency in ocular disease at the Thomas E. Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Amarillo, TX. Currently, Dr. Roden teaches medical biochemistry at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions College of Optometry. He is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Biochemistry researching tear film proteomics at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

Dr. Roden has experience in government, corporate, and private practice settings, including O.D./M.D. practices. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys learning, teaching, and helping patients see their best. Outside of work, Dr. Roden enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, playing hockey, music, and being outdoors. 

Dr. Aaron Waite Cover Letter

Dr. Marielle Young

Marielle Young provides medical and surgical care for children with eye disease as well as adults and children with strabismus. Her clinical expertise includes the evaluation and treatment of amblyopia, strabismus, infantile and developmental cataracts, and nasolacrimal duct obstruction.  She is the Division Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center and Service Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Gupta

Dr. Isha Gupta completed her medical education at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute where she received the Schindler Award for the highest humane and ethical standards. She finished her ophthalmology studies at the University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute with a glaucoma fellowship. She earned many scholarships and recognitions and has authored and co-authored numerous publications.

She is a new addition to Utah Eye Centers and practices in Salt Lake City, Bountiful and Ogden. 

Dr. Darin Cummings

Dr. Zanna Kruoch

Dr. Zanna Kruoch is a Texas native who graduated from the University of Houston, College of Optometry
with a Doctorate of Optometry in 2009.  She went on to complete a one-year residency specializing in
anterior segment disease and specialty contact lenses. Currently, Dr. Kruoch is associate professor at
the College of Optometry at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.  She is a Diplomate of the
Anterior Segment Section of the American Academy of Optometry as well as a fellow. Dr. Kruoch was
named Texas Optometric Association’s Educator of the Year in 2018, American Optometric Association’s
Educator of the Year in 2019, and was recently named a recipient of the Mollie Armstrong Award in
2023. On her free time, she enjoys family time, traveling, and exercising.

Dr. Balamurali Ambati

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