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Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD214005Adaptive Optics: The Future of Ophthalmic Imaging and MoreYu You Jiang, COMTROUBDescription: This course will explore the use of adaptive optics (AO) in forms of adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AO-SLO) and adaptive optics optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT) to acquire in-vivo images of the retina at the cellular level. It will show the audience the latest research in AO-SLO and AO-OCT, from the most recent advancement in capabilities to image the ganglion cells with AO-OCT to application of AO-SLO in clinical trials of gene therapy targeting inherited retinal diseases.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM257409
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD214007Advanced Echographic Imaging that Guides Surgical or Clinical InterventionKelly Babic, COAMSc, CDOSDescription: This course will discuss the utilization of advanced ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and B-scan imaging strategies and knowledge to aid in determination of clinical differentials and when surgical intervention is required. This course will focus on coupling intake clinical presentation with an optimized imaging approach to provide an advanced differential list and cautionary tales. Basic probe positions and instrumentation will not be reviewed.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM79236
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD053005Advanced Ophthalmic PharmacologyVASUDHA PANDAYMDPrerequisite: Familiarity with practical experience and an understanding of ophthalmic pharmacology. Description: This course will take the experienced ophthalmic technician through an up-to-date review of classes of ophthalmic medications, their uses and their potential side effects. Commonly used medications of each class will be described and used to illustrate important properties of groups of medications, which should help the technician in day-to-day clinical practice.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM174337
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD153008Advanced Retinal Imaging TechniquesCraig Neil Simms, COMTCraig Neil Simms, COMTROUB, CDOS, BScDescription: Advanced retinal imaging techniques is a continuation of basic retinal photography. This course will cover advanced techniques including stereo retinal photography, standardized diabetic retinal field photography, peripheral wide field photography, fundus autofluorescence and indocyanine green angiography. The process of each technique and the photographic result will be described with examples.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM73587
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD042001Anatomy and Physiology for AOPSteven J. LichtensteinSteven J. LichtensteinMD, FAAP, FACS, FAAOPrerequisite: Understanding of ophthalmic terminology and general medical knowledge. Description: This course incorporates visual aids in describing the anatomic and physiologic components present in the visual system. The visual pathway, ocular and extraocular structures, and neurologic and systemic components affecting vision will be discussed. The importance of understanding basic principles of ocular physiology in affecting exceptional patient care and work up will be discussed. Also included will be the role that major ocular structures play in physician determination of overall ocular health.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM115981
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD152013AngiographyMandi ConwayMD, FACSDescription: This course will cover traditional fluorescein angiography including definitions and examples of hyper- and hypo-fluorescence. Indications, contraindications and potential side effects of the dye injection will be covered. Examples of retinal pathology imaged with fluorescein and optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography will be presented.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM37910
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD072003Anterior Segment TraumaCristos IfantidesMD, MBADescription: The eye’s anterior segment is continually exposed to minute, mild trauma throughout the day and is protected by the tear film, corneal epithelium and conjunctival epithelium. However, significant trauma requires ophthalmic examination and treatment. We will discuss the safe work up and management of a multitude of different anterior segment traumas including blunt trauma, penetrating trauma, ruptured globes and chemical injury.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM274162
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD061002Assisting in Minor In-Office Surgery vs. Outpatient SurgeryRoel S. Chapa, Jr., COMTRoel S. Chapa, Jr., COMTOSADescription: This program will dive into the main differences between in-office vs. outpatient surgical procedures. Each instructor will demonstrate the key points necessary for the ophthalmic assistant to know when assisting in the different surgical spaces.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM202402
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD061002Assisting in Minor In-Office Surgery vs. Outpatient SurgeryMarlene Chapa, COTOSADescription: This program will dive into the main differences between in-office vs. outpatient surgical procedures. Each instructor will demonstrate the key points necessary for the ophthalmic assistant to know when assisting in the different surgical spaces.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM207977
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD153004B-Scan: A Review of Tips and Techniques for High-Quality ImagesAshley Jo-Anne Alexander, COMTAshley Jo-Anne Alexander, COMTROUB, CDOSDescription: In this course we will discuss the clinical uses for B-scan and review procedure standards. Examples of different pathologies will be used to demonstrate the importance of particular techniques that can be used to obtain high-quality diagnostic images.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM205449
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD151006Basic Fundus PhotographyCraig Neil Simms, COMTCraig Neil Simms, COMTROUB, CDOS, BScDescription: Basic fundus photography will serve as a beginning point for the ophthalmic technician who is venturing into the field of ophthalmic photography. Starting from the basics, this course will review basic anatomy of the eye, define a fundus camera and discuss the fundamental differences between mydriatic and non-mydriatic cameras. This course will review how to perform fundus photography, from patient preparation through taking photos and managing the photographs.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM73587
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD062004Best Practices in Ophthalmic Anesthesia: The Team ApproachCarl S. WilkinsMDDescription: Eye surgery may be performed under topical, local, or general anesthesia. This course will describe the pros and cons of each type of anesthesia, which are best suited for ophthalmic procedures, emphasizing patient comfort and safety. A framework for the best team-based approach will be discussed, focusing on practicality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM297602
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD112004Cataract Surgery Preoperative Evaluation for Standard and Premium LensesFRANCIS S. MAHFrancis S. MahMDDescription: Course will discuss considerations to optimize the ocular surface and confirm accuracy of biometric measurements. It will also review how to anticipate lens selection/intraoperative aids and anticipate cataract surgery in combination with other procedures during the patient evaluation for cataract surgery using standard versus premium IOLs.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM169423
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD112004Cataract Surgery Preoperative Evaluation for Standard and Premium LensesElizabeth ViriyaMDDescription: Course will discuss considerations to optimize the ocular surface and confirm accuracy of biometric measurements. It will also review how to anticipate lens selection/intraoperative aids and anticipate cataract surgery in combination with other procedures during the patient evaluation for cataract surgery using standard versus premium IOLs.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM291947
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD172008CIRRUS OCT Best Practices DemonstrationROBERT DALE EMERSON, COARobert Dale Emerson, COA Description: This course will demonstrate clinical applications of the Zeiss CIRRUS OCT, review proper operation of the instrument and how to read reports. This course will focus on overcoming obstacles and operator techniques. The latest software will also be reviewed. Disclaimer: This is proprietary information presented to allow students to master a specific task or process. Alternatives to this technology may exist and a well-informed technician should have knowledge of those alternatives.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM41070
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD153003Clinical Correlation of Fluorescein Angiography, OCT and OCT-AFRANK LAFRANCOMDDescription: The clinical correlation of fluorescein angiogram findings, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) results in common retinal disorders will be discussed. Attendees will be able to understand and recognize common disorders of the retina and interpret fluorescein results in retinal disease.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM189900
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD214011Clinical Trials Update 2020William F. MielerWilliam F. MielerMDDescription: This course will present the results of new clinical trials in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), retinal venous occlusive (RVO) disease and diseases affecting the vitreomacular interface. Complications of treatment will be thoroughly reviewed. The results will be compared to pre-existing treatment modalities and a discussion will ensue regarding how the results of the new trials fit into our current treatment patterns.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM151147
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD012004Co-Management Liability Exposures and Risk ManagementHANS K. BRUHNHans K. BruhnMHSDescription: This course will identify the medical malpractice liability risk exposures associated with patient co-management and how to mitigate those patient safety issues.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM176485
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD012004Co-Management Liability Exposures and Risk ManagementMICHELLE PINEDAMBADescription: This course will identify the medical malpractice liability risk exposures associated with patient co-management and how to mitigate those patient safety issues.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM220423
Nov 7 2020 12:00AM to Dec 30 2020 12:00AMVD214004Code V: Principles of Safe Anterior VitrectomyLisa Brothers ArbisserMDDescription: This course will discuss important concepts in readiness to help the surgeon during complications of cataract surgery. Participants will have a better understanding of the signs of vitreous loss, the tools needed and the timing for safe and efficient anterior vitrectomy both by anterior incisions and via one port pars plana vitrectomy for the anterior segment surgeon. Readiness and an understanding of machine settings will be discussed.11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM130302