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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.

Topics will include:

  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Pediatric Eye Disease
  • Genetics
  • Retinal disease
  • Diagnostics and Imaging

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • 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 treatment of cataracts
  • List the visual manifestations of traumatic brain injury
  • Differentiate between routine eye issues and conditions requiring emergency treatment.
  • Appropriately triage the presentation of genetic eye disease

Program Schedule

                             Friday, March 26, 2021 

7:15 am to 8:15 am

Zoom Check in and Virtual Exhibits

8:00 am to 8:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

8:10 am to 9:00 am Jack Tian, MD
Common retinal symptoms, surgical acronyms and post operative care
9:10 am to 10:00 am
Matthew Haynie, MD:
Little eyes, big problems
10:00 am to 10:15 am Break and Virtual Exhibits
10:20 am to 11:10 am  Brooke Donaher, OD & Jennifer Krech OD:
Traumatic Brain Injuries: The Who, What, and the How do we treat this?
11:15 am to 12:05 pm Naveen Mysore, MD, PhD
The cornea is swollen - Now what?!
12:05 pm to 1:00 pm Break and Virtual Exhibits
1:05 pm to 1:55 pm
Matthew Gearinger, MD:
Pediatric cataract
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm Scott MacRae, MD:
IOLs, optics & visual quality
2:55 pm to 3:10 pm Break and Virtual Exhibits
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Alex Levin, MD, MHSc:
Patients with ocular genetic disease: Tips for nurses and technicians 
4:15 pm to 4:20 pm Wrap up and announcements