Asynchronous CE Library

Concussion: Biomarkers & Therapy
Concussion is a public health epidemic. Approximately 7.8 million people experience concussions each year, and those are just the ones that are reported. Optometry is the profession to help with both diagnosing and treating concussions. A more integrated team approach among healthcare practitioners is needed to manage and improve outcomes for patients experiencing concussions.

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Dacryocystitis “Taken Oestridae”
This course reviews a case of an atypical eyelid mass which is determined to be orbital myiasis caused by an oestridae (botfly) larvae. This unique case presentation contains multiple images over a one month span from initial symptoms to diagnosis and treatment. Differential diagnoses will be reviewed. Focus on orbital myiasis causation, typical course, and treatments with be discussed. Psychcological repercussions of this unique diagnosis will be considered.

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It’s Not Rare if it’s in Your Chair: Recognizing and Managing Ocular Paraneoplastic Syndromes Affecting the Visual System
This course defines paraneoplastic syndromes. Clinical features of paraneoplastic syndromes that impact the visual system are described and differentiated from primary ocular malignancy, metastatic cancer to the eye and other ocular conditions that manifest in a similar fashion. A case is presented and the differential diagnosis is discussed. The choice of appropriate diagnostic tools and their interpretation is highlighted. Management strategies are also presented.

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Optical Coherence Tomography: Revolutionizing Vitreoretinal Disease
This course will cover recent advances in OCT technology such as enhanced depth imaging and angiography. Features and clinical applications will be explored for common diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, and AMD.

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Glaucoma Symposium 2020
Participants will receive up-to-date optometric education as it relates to patients with glaucoma. Leading experts will discuss the latest advancements in the diagnosis, treatment and management of glaucoma including new therapeutic agents, emerging research and micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). 

Topics and Speakers:
  • Glaucoma Update with Clinical Case Studies (2 hours) with Dr. G. Richard Bennett
  • Glaucoma Therapeutics Update and Future Diagnostics (1 hour) with Dr. Alissa Coyne
  • Glaucoma Mythbusters, Suspects, and What's on the Horizon (2 hours) with Dr. Andrew Meagher
  • Normal Tension Glaucoma (1 hour) with Dr. Carlo Pelino
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Dry Eye Updates
In the wake of COVID-19, eye care providers must strive to recoup lost revenue by maximizing medical office visits and treatments. Dry eye disease is an exceedingly common but often underdiagnosed and untreated clinical entity. This lecture reviews some of the more recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances in dry eye, which may help to improve both patients' quality of life as well as the financial health of the optometric practice. Additionally, some newer "pipeline" therapies will also be discussed.

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Glaucoma Mythbusters and IOP Adjusters
This course will bust or debunk what the current literature has to say about the following: topical CAI use in sulfa allergy & Fuch's patients, beta blocker use in low tension glaucoma patients, brimondine use for neuroprotection, prostaglandin use in current/historic iridocyclitis, cystoid macular edema or acute angle closure, demystifying steroid responders in glaucoma patients and discussing the ideal 2nd line of glaucoma therapy after a prostaglandin.

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The Ins and Outs of Strabismus Management in a Primary Care Practice
This course is an overview of a variety of strabismus topics seen commonly in a primary care setting. We will be focusing on diagnosis and management of common strabismic conditions seen in a primary care setting using cases to highlight key points. A review of primary care treatment modalities such as prism and lenses will be covered. An overview of appropriate referral for surgery, vision therapy and other specialty care will be presented. 

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Recognition and Management of Neurotrophic Keratitis
This course provides a comprehensive overview of neurotrophic keratitis, its multiple etiologies, presenting signs, classification, traditional management strategies and newest therapeutic options.

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Identifying True Ocular Emergencies of the Posterior Pole
This course presents the true ocular emergencies that present in the posterior pole. Specifically it will review clinical findings, appropriate systemic testing, as well as treatment and management of each emergency. New treatment options and specific testing will be discussed.

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Myopia Control Update
Myopia has been gaining emphasis as a global epidemic in eye care. There has been a lot of research already done to answer questions as to why it may occur, progress, and the impact it has on ocular health. This has led to an interest in finding ways to slow or halt progression as a means to control it and prevent the risks it may pose later in life. This course will review established information and discuss the new data in the area of myopia control, particularly the LAMP studies and information surrounding MiSight. The presentation will conclude with describing ways of applying this new information in clinical practice.

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Longevity Through the EYE of the Beholder
This course explores the nature of genetics vs nurture and the role of the environment in longevity. It will describe lifespan and health span and correlate ocular findings to both as well as discuss the genes found specific for necessary life steps needed to achieve longevity in order to avoid cardiovascular, neuro-degenerative and cancer risk factors.

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Don't Judge an Eye by a Conventional Report: A Clinician's Role in Interpreting OCT and OCT-A
This course reviews the use of traditional optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) technology in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. Specific attention will be given to common mistakes made in interpreting and applying OCT reports to common pathology seen in clinical practice. Additionally, the utility of OCT-Angiography in posterior segment pathology will be reviewed to highlight cases where such imaging can be useful in understanding disease processes. A case-based approach will be employed to demonstrate specific examples where clinician’s deciphering of conventional reports is essential in understanding disease processes.

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Double Down on Double Vision
It may be intimidating when a patient presents with a new complaint of double vision. However, with discussion of some useful examination techniques and differential diagnoses, this course aims to make encountering patients with horizontal diplopia less daunting. Through a case based approach, we will discuss how even some complicated presentations can be unfolded to reveal the underlying etiology.

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Get to Know Your Migs
Since the advent of the first MIGS, numerous other devices have come down the pipeline to provide some healthy competition in the world of glaucoma control. This course displays several cases relating to MIGS candidates and consideration, complications entailed as well as a detailed breakdown of each procedure’s approach, efficacies, complications and device makeup when applicable. At the end of this presentation the listener should feel comfortable in understanding when to consider MIGS and some of the expected and (hopefully) unexpected results that may develop.

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Expanding Scope of Practice: Oct to OCT-A
This course will educate the optometrist about the mechanism and history of the OCT and the OCT-A. It will review in a case based fashion vitreal, retinal and choroidal pathology seen in everyday practice. Anomalous posterior vitreous detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular edema, age related macular degeneration and central serous chorioretinopathy will be discussed in correlation to the OCT and OCT-A. Treatment and follow up of each condition will be presented.

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Opioid Education
This course will examine and list the commonly prescribed agents used for pain management and/or end-of-life care. It will identify the ocular indications and potential side effects of commonly prescribed agents used in pain management. Tolerance and addiction from opioid agents will be covered along with opioid overdose treatment medication and plan.

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Act 31 Mandated Child Abuse Awareness, Recognition and Reporting
This 2-hour lecture provides the required training for Pennsylvania license renewal for healthcare providers. The attendees will learn how to define child abuse, differentiate between acts and failure to act and the risk factors for child abuse.

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