The Ophthalmic Laser Procedures Course will be delivered in a hybrid manner utilizing asynchronous virtual lectures and a hands-on workshop. Hands-on sessions will be offered the morning of Saturday, October 21 and/or Sunday, October 22 on the campus of Salus University. There will be a complimentary, non-COPE approved pre-workshop Gonioscopy refresher for those interested.
Anterior segment laser surgical evaluation including pre-operative candidate selection, pre-surgical testing, and patient counseling and preparation are explained. Additional topics include:
- Basic laser physics and tissue interactions
- Laser safety and hazards
- Indications and contraindications for specific anterior segment laser procedures
Laser procedure protocols and implementing anterior segment laser procedures in the optometric practice are also discussed. Additionally, postoperative care and management of complications are reviewed.
This course is COPE approved for 16 Continuing Education credits. Participants will additionally receive a certificate and microcredential upon completion.
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