Course Descriptions and Schedule
2012 MAOO Speakers
Friday, October 26
Speaker: Jeffry D. Gerson, O.D.
OCT Grand Rounds: The “HD” Experience
This course will not only discuss what OCT, and in particular spectral domain, is but also delve into specific cases. A grand rounds format will be used to demonstrate what different retinal conditions look like on OCT and how they match with funds photography
8 am- 9 am
Multiple Sclerosis: Some Basics Worth Understanding
Optometrists are often the first to “diagnose” MS in patients. It is important to be familiar with some of the presenting signs and symptoms as related to eyecare and appropriate steps to take. Time will also be spent on a brief overview of MS treatments.
9 am- 10 am
AMD and Nutritional Supplements: Counseling Strategies for Your Patients-Sorting Fact from Fiction
Treating and preventing progression of AMD involves close attention to lifestyle factors such as maintaining appropriate body weight, avoiding smoking, protecting one’s eyes from bright light, and eating a balanced diet rich in helpful nutrients. Unfortunately the diets of many patients are not consistently high enough in key nutrients to be of benefit. Nutritional supplementation can help fill dietary gaps. Many commercially available eye health supplements, including AMD-specific formulations, are available. The list continues to grow and the various supplement combinations can be confounding. This program will help you better understand when to recommend which nutritional supplement, and will provide strategies for counseling your patients as you respond to their questions.
10 am-12 noon
Conversations in Diabetes
This course will take a practical look at how to be prepared for how patients with diabetes will present. This course will be interactive and will review case examples.
1 pm-3 pm
Speaker: Valerie M. Kattouf, O.D.
Pediatric Pharmacology and Pathology
This course will review the most commonly available ocular medications in the pediatric population. Diagnostic, antibiotic, and allergy agents will be presented with the side effects of each discussed. Examination procedures and normative data specific to pediatric pathology diagnosis in infant s and toddlers will also be reviewed. Presentations of the anterior and posterior segment pathology frequently diagnosed in the pediatric population and the proper treatment and follow-up care for each will conclude this presentation.
3 pm- 5 pm
Saturday, October 27
Speaker: John A. McGreal, JR.,O.D.
New Pharmaceuticals in Clinical Practice
This class will update clinicians on the latest new drugs for contemporary ophthalmic care. It will discuss topical and oral antimicrobial, antivirals and anti-inflammatories. NSAIDS, glaucoma, allergy, narcotics and supplements. Case studies will be used for clinical correlation.
8 am-10 am
New Tools for the Toolbox
This class will discuss new and emerging technologies which offer opportunities to enhance our diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in ocular disease management.
10 am- 12 noon
New Ideas in Glaucoma Management
This class will discuss the latest concepts in contemporary glaucoma care. It will include a review of new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, perimetry, tonometry, scanning lasers, as well as medical and surgical advances.
1 pm- 3 pm
COPE # 32696-GL
Introducing ICD-10 CM
This class will introduce the new diagnostic code manual; organization, format, rules, conventions and abbreviations. All doctors must implement these new coding conventions by October 1, 2013.
3 pm-4 pm
Genetic Testing and Early Detection in AMD
This course will introduce the role of genetic testing in the evaluation and management of AMD. It will also review other technologies which allow for earlier detection of pathology, including fundus autofluorescence and preferential hyperacuity perimetry. Supplementation risk reduction will be discussed.
4 pm- 5 pm
COPE # 32574-PS
Sunday, October 28
Speaker: Eric E. Schmidt, O.D.
Anterior Segment Disease Therapy: A Look Into the Future
This course will describe new techniques for treating anterior segment disease. It will concentrate on technology and procedures and not pharmacology. Most techniques described will be available within the next year and thus the course will be very practical.
8 am- 10 am
The Pharmacology of Allergies
This course will describe the basis of immunity and discuss immunology. Specific attention will be paid to the immune systems reaction on the eye. Development and epidemiology of allergies will be discussed and the diagnosis and treatment of such will be detailed.
10 am- 11 am
Glaucoma Grand Rounds
This course will present a variety of glaucoma cases that the audience will work through from diagnosis to treatment with the presenter. It will be a very interactive course that will encourage different points of view regarding varying controversies in glaucoma.
11 am- 12 Noon