Optometry Class Descriptions

UOA 2019 OD Course Descriptions
Thursday June 6th, 2019
1:00-3:00PM Lumps, Bumps A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Technique
                        Nate Lighthizer, OD
                        COPE ID: 58900-SP    
 The proper recognition, evaluation, and management of ocular lumps and bumps can be potentially vision and life saving for a patient. This interactive 2 hour lecture will spend the first hour reviewing eyelid surgical anatomy and how it pertains to ophthalmic removal of lid lumps and bumps. The second hour will be devoted to the various conditions requiring surgery and the surgical procedures to treat the conditions.
 
3:00-5:00Optometric Surgical Procedures for Every Optometrist 
                 Nate Lighthizer, OD    
Optometric Surgical Procedures, including lump and bump removal, chalazion treatment, punctal occlusion, suture correction for entropion among others, are essential procedures for optometrists to be familiar with. Furthermore, optometrists in many states are now performing these procedures on a routine basis. This interactive presentation will review and update these optometric surgical procedures including indications, contraindications, risks, complications, treatment protocols, and pre- and post-op management.
                  
5:00-6:00 Ocular Injections for the Primary Care Optometrist (lecture)
                  Nate Lighthizer, OD
 This lecture will review the most common injections optometrists are providing including intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular and sub-conjunctival.
 
Friday June 8th, 2019
Track 1: 8-10:00: Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations 
                               Louise Sclafani, OD
 Differentiate dystrophy vs. degeneration. Discuss Normal vs. abnormal, classify disease by location and determine appropriate treatment.
 
Track 1:  10-12:00 Keratoconus Continuum of Care 
                                Louise Sclafani,OD
 The diagnosis of keratoconus can be life altering. This course will discuss the latest in diagnosis and treatment options to provide the continuum of care for our patients, so that they can live to their fullest potential and enjoy comfortable vision throughout their years.
 
Track 2: 8:00-9:00 Malignant Tumors of the Lids and Adnexa
                                  Richard Castillo, OD, DO
A survey of eyelid and adnexal malignancies. Common and uncommon presentations, etiology, risk assessment, medical and surgical management will be discussed.
 
Track 2: 9:00-12:00 Minor Surgical Procedures Hands-On Workshop(* Fee to attend and limited seating)
                                    Richard Castillo, OD, DO; Nathan Lighthizer OD 
                                    This three-hour course is a workshop based course consisting of mulitple stations. Each station will require the attendee to successfully perform the skills and techniques required to provide minor surgical procedures in the primary care optometric practice. Videos and powerpoint slides will be used during the workshop to assist the learning process.
 
Track 1: 4-6:00: Rules and Exceptions to the Rules in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease
Joe Sowka OD: This course will detail, in a case-based format, the symptoms and clinical findings in patients with a variety of neuro-ophthalmic conditions. A diagnostic algorithm will be presented to allow the attendee to follow the clinical findings to an appropriate differential diagnosis. Current therapeutic management will be emphasized. Optic nerve disease, visual field abnormalities, cranial neuropathies and diplopia are all covered.
 
Track 1: 6-7:00: Management of the Diabetic Patient
                             Lori Vollmer,OD
 This lecture will review diabetic management, including research and landmark studies, as it relates to patients with diabetic retinopathy. The lecture will also include a review of risk factors, recommended lifestyle modifications and nutritional intervention for optimal management of patients for the prevention of vision loss from diabetes.
 
 
Track 2: 3-6:00: Minor Procedures Workshop(If necessary based on registration, limited seating and Fee to attend, see description above)
                             Richard Castillo, OD, DO; Nathan Lighthizer OD
 
 
Saturday June 8th, 2019
 
Track 1: 8:00-10:00 Basic Surgical Concepts 
                                   Richard Castillo O.D.,DO
 
The course will introduce optometric surgical education, and the six areas of competency expected of surgical trainees. Medico-legal aspects of surgical practice, surgical ethics, informed consent, the doctrines of non-delegable duty of care, the Captain of the Ship, and the doctrine of respondeat superior will be reviewed. The concepts of surgical incision making and the properties of tissues that aid or hinder, surgical asepsis and OSHA regulations, basic instrumentation, sterilization, surgical anatomy, and common benign and malignant lesions of the lids and periocular tissues will be reviewed.
 
Track 2: 8:00-10:00am Clinical Discussions in Gluacoma: Sowka
In a grand rounds format, this course will discuss clinical glaucoma diagnosis and management. Topic included are optic disc analysis, visual field analysis, risk factors for glaucoma development and progression as well as several types of primary and secondary glaucoma.
 
 
Track 1: Combined Optional Classes with your Para Saturday Afternoon:
1:00- 2:00pm Joe DeLoach: The Future of Healthcare, combined courses w Docs
Telehealth, robots, online, competition, the changing patient - whats happening to medical care and why optometry must wake up soon

 2:00-400pm Joe DeLoach: HealthCare Reimbursement Just the Facts Mam', combined course w Docs
The true tenets of medical reimbursement - medical ethics - why optometry is progressively in trouble with payers and how to avoid it

4:00- 5:00pm Joe DeLoach: Thirteen Most Common Documentation Errors, combined course w Docs
Documentation is the key reason optometry IS in trouble with payers - the most common concepts of proper medical records documentation

5:00 -6:00pm Joe DeLoach: Compliance Can't I just Be A Doctor Anymorecombined course w Docs
Fundamental concepts of Federal and State health care compliance - everything an OD should hear but doesn’t want to

Track 2: 1:00-3:00pm:Essential Surgical Skills 
                                        Richard Castillo, OD, DO
An introduction to the basic skill sets required for office-based surgical procedures. Presentations and discussion will center around selection, preparation and techniques of infiltrative anesthesia along with management of anesthesia-related complications, mechanical lesion removal, and biopsy, tissue handling and histopathological submission, surgical instrumentation and surgical closures including suture and needle selection and basic suturing technique will be presented. 
 
 
Track 2: 3:00-6:00pm:Nutrition and Diet
                                        Lori Vollmer, OD
 
This lecture will highlight nutrients with respect to ocular health, including carotenoids, essential fatty acids, vitamins D, zinc, selenium and other nutrients known to play a role in ocular disease. Landmark studies and evidence as a framework for discussion. Body mass index BMI, glycemic index, obesity and other modifiable risk factors will be included as related to systemic and ocular disease.
 
Sunday June 10th, 2019
 
8:00- 10:00: Everything You Wanted to Know About Therapeutics, But Were Afraid to Ask
                 Bruce Onofrey OD
             
This course, taught by a veteran OD Pharmacist, will provide a thorough review of the current pharmaceutical strategies used to manage everything from dry eye to infection to glaucoma.
 
 
10-11am Infection Control COPE ID: 50625-SD
                 Bruce Onofrey OD  
 
Doctors of Optometry are now able to perform in-office clinical procedures. Many of these procedures require a knowledge of sterile field and proper instrument sterilization. This lecture will discuss the principles of disinfection and sterilization
Expires: Course Expires: 08/31/2019
 
11am-12pm:  
Course Title: Case Based Management of Pain  
Bruce Onofrey OD COPE ID: 59132-PHExpires: Course Expires: 08/22/2019
 
 
A case based relevant clinical discussion of proactive management of patient pain-Specific cases will highlight methods to minimize patient discomfort during clinical procedures and during management of trauma