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Technician and Allied Health Professional Program

This Conference for Allied Health Professionals will provide an update for ophthalmic personnel at the assistant, technician, technologist, skilled nurse, or photographer level and will run concurrently with the physician conference. Application has been made for Joint Comission on Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) credit.

Topics will include:

  • Ophthalmic surgical procedures
  • Pediatric eye disease
  • Retinal disease
  • Corneal disease
  • Diagnostics and imaging
  • Common patient examination techniques

Course Objectives

  • Describe retinal diseases and their medical and surgical treatments
  • Match the correct use of diagnostic technologies with clinical presentations of ophthalmic disease
  • Describe the role of nursing and ophthalmic technicians in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disease
  • Describe techniques for performing accurate refractions
  • List common examination techniques used by technicians and ophthalmic nursing staff for working up patients
  • Describe the use of scleral lenses in treating eye disease

Program Schedule (this event is in-person only)

                             Friday, June 14, 2024 

7:00 am to 8:00 am

Check-in, continental breakfasts, and exhibits

8:00 am to 8:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

8:10 am to 8:40 am
Greg Sanda, MD
8:40 am to 9:10 am Benjamin Hammond, MD
Challenging pediatric patient examinations
9:10 am to 9:40 am Naveen Mysore, MD, PhD
Premium IOLs - what makes a good patient
9:40 am to 10:00 am Break and Exhibits
10:00 am to 10:30 am  James Caruso, OD
Refraction pearls
10:30 am to 11:30 am Wen Fan Hu, MD, PhD
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm Blair Germain, OD
Scleral contact lenses
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Sneha Konda, MD
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Phillip Braun, MD
2:00 pm to 2:20 pm Break & Exhibits
2:20 pm to 2:50 pm TBA
2:50 pm to 3:50 pm Rajeev Ramchandran, MD
Diabetic retinopathy screening as a model for population based health
3:50 pm  Wrap-up and announcements