Optometry Class Descriptions

UOA 2018 OD Courses
Thursday June 7th, 2018 
1:00-3:00 OCT Evaluation of the Retina and Optic Nerve
2 hours, COPE ID: 57341-PD

 Alison Bozung, OD/ Rob Wooldridge, OD
Course Description: Are you having trouble interpreting your OCT findings in retinal disease and glaucoma? This lecture will start with basic understanding of OCT imaging, then dig deeper to illuminate common interpretation errors and reveal clinical pearls in diagnostics of pathology. Case examples of macular edema, AMD, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and non-glaucomatous optic neuropathy will be provided.
3:00-5:00 Beyond the Globe: Acute and Urgent Orbital Disorders
2 hours, 
COPE ID: 56901-SD  Alison Bozung, OD
Course Description: Orbital disease poses, for many, a challenge. This lecture discusses orbital anatomy and clinical evaluation of common orbital pathologies by highlighting case examples. Further testing including radiographic studies and labwork will also be covered. Specific entities will be reviewed, including thyroid eye disease, orbital fractures, myositis, and orbital cellulitis
5:00-6:00 Optometry and Type 1 Diabetes
1 hour, pending COPE approval,  Josh Terry, OD

 Course Description: The course will discuss diabetes in general terms, the history of diabetes and touch upon the discoveries that led to the differentiation between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes will be discussed and the dangers of the misdiagnosis of type 1 diabetes. The important role of an optometrist to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms in their own clinic. Complications to the eye will be discussed in respect to T1D and how they differ from T2D.
Friday June 8th, 2018
 8:00-10:00 Pathologic Keratitis: Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Keratitis  
2 hours, COPE # 56726-AS,  Alison Bozung, OD
Course Description: This lecture will cover diagnosis and management of infectious corneal disease. Corneal ulcers will be discussed, from culturing and primary management to new and advanced treatment techniques. Viral entities including herpes simples, herpes zoster, and adenovirus will be covered. Clinical cases will provide tangible examples.
 4:00-6:00  The Optometrists Role in Concussion Management 
2 hours , COPE pending, 
Jarrod Davies, OD 
Course Description: Current research on vision and concussion, diagnosis of Concussion Related Vision Problems, the importance of vision professionals being involved in concussion management, and therapy protocols for treatment of concussion
Saturday June 9th, 2018
Track 1: 8:00-9:00: The Pharmacology of Allergies 
1 hour, COPE 58040-PH,
 Eric Schmidt,OD
 Course Description: Learn about ocular allergies from a systemic point of view. Discussion will include the details of the immune system, the basis of immunology and the eye, signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis, and treatment options for allergic eye disease.
Track 1: 9:00-10:00 Iritis, Iritis, Iritis  
1 hour,  COPE ID: 52373-AS, 
 Eric Schmidt, OD
 Course Description: Iritis is a common ocular condition that can have serious complications. This course will delineate the various presentations of iritis and its differential diagnosis. Treatment options will be presented and strategies on tapering therapy will be discussed. When and what type of laboratory testing should be employed will be detailed as well as the management of side effects of therapy and complicated cases.
 Track 2: 8-10am: Neuro-op Grand Rounds Fields and Diplopia
2 hours, COPE ID: 50165-NO, 
 Jim Fanelli, OD
Course Description: This course is a grand rounds presentation of some of the more common presentations of diseases affecting the afferent and efferent visual system, affecting CN 2,3,4 and 6.
Track 1: 1:00-3:00 pm: combined course w Paras: The Ultimate Practice II
2 hours, COPE ID: 52136-PM,  Lynn Lawrence CPOT
Course Description: This course is designed to be a more in-depth course to assist the attendees in understanding the primary requirements for a thriving practice. A handout is given and key points for making a practice more practical are discussed. The course will cover the key and critical elements within a practice that are required for an efficient practice.

Track 1: 3:00-5:00 pm: combined course w Paras: How to Implement Organizational Change
2 hours, COPE ID: 52136-PM,  Lynn Lawrence CPOT
Course Description: The background of this course is designed to assist the attendees in understanding the value of planning organizational change and how to avoid some common pitfalls associated with organizational change. The course will cover the key and critical elements which need to be addressed when making changes to processes or structure within a practice

Track 1: 5:00-6:00 pm: combined course w Paras: How To Conduct a Staff Meeting
1 hour, COPE ID: 52381-PM,  Lynn Lawrence CPOT
Course Description: This lecture is design to assist office personnel in understanding the value of a staff meeting. The course identifies the How To on conducting effective staff meetings from planning, to set-up, and the execution of an effective staff meeting. THE COURSE IS INTERACTIVE and an outline for on office agenda will be provided.
 Track 2: 1:00-3:00pm: Not So Fast - Some Cases May Fool You
2 hours, COPE ID: 52446-PD, 
 Eric Schmidt, OD
Course Description: This course will feature case presentations with seemingly innocuous presentations that turn out to be complicated entities. Detailed differential diagnosis schemes will be presented for each case and potential therapy paradigms will be outlined. Each case will be followed to its end so that the attendee will be able to completely work through the presentation from its start to completion. Potential pitfalls of improper diagnosis and therapy will be discussed. Discussions of proper treatment options and proper ancillary testing procedures will occur.

Track 2: 3:00-6:00pm: Injections in Primary Eye Care: How to and When to
 2 hours, COPE ID: 50166-IS, 
Jim Fanelli, OD
Course Description: 
This course explains the indications, procedures and follow up of patients requiring ocular and periocular injections in eye care.
Sunday June 10th, 2018
8- 9am: Scleral Lenses to the Rescue in the Management of Ocular Surface Disease
 1 hour, COPE 57900-CL,   Lindsay Howse, OD
 Course Description: Practitioners treat and manage dry eye syndrome and ocular surface disease on a daily basis. Most patients can be managed with a combination of artificial tears, lid hygiene, medications, or punctal occlusion. What do you do when your patient is on maximum therapy and they still have severe signs and symptoms? This course will review the benefits of using scleral contact lenses to manage ocular surface disease. Results of current clinical studies will be presented in support of scleral lenses as a treatment option for OSD. The lecture will also touch on the basics of scleral fitting and offer some clinical pearls for successful fitting. Lindsay   Howse, OD
9-10 am: OCT Angiography of the Retina and Optic Nerve Head 
 1 hour, COPE 57918-PD  Lindsay Howse OD
 Course Description: OCT Angiography is an innovative technology that can provide useful information on many retinal and optic nerve diseases. This lecture will review OCTA interpretation of a variety of retinal conditions including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, optic neuropathy and more. The lecture will focus on how OCTA can enhance diagnosis and management of many retinal diseases.
10-11am New Developments in Glaucoma
1 hour, 
COPE# 51444-GL,  Rob Wooldridge,OD
 Course Description: In this course, we will review the latest developments in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment. Reviews of new publications and studies will be provided to bring you up to date on the newest information. New technologies, medications and surgical techniques in glaucoma will be discussed their use through patient care examples from clinical practice.
11-1pm:  Controversies and Consensus in Glaucoma
 2 hours, COPE # 57211-GL, 
Rob Wooldridge, OD
 Course Description: Have you ever been frustrated by hearing one opinion by a leading speaker or local glaucoma specialist only to hear a far different opinion by another expert? What are the real risk factors for glaucoma? Which test is better for detection of early damage? Which drugs are better for primary and adjunctive treatment of POAG? What can we agree on regarding these controversial issues? In this lecture, we will discuss some controversies in glaucoma diagnosis and management and then review consensus statements on the controversies generated by the World Glaucoma Association and other groups of glaucoma experts.