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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New course will be available starting 11/12/23
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.