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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
  • Refraction
  • Topography
  • Cornea
  • Pharmacology
  • Retinal disease
  • Diagnostics and Imaging

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe corneal 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 the use of corneal topography in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal refractive and ocular surface disease
  • Describe surgical approaches to cataracts
  • List steps in A-Scan biometry
  • List the major components of the eye’s anatomy
  • State appropriate uses of ophthalmic imaging in anterior and posterior segment eye disease

Program Schedule

                             Friday, May 29, 2020 

7:15 am to 8:15 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

  Conference Room 1

Conference Room 2

Alternative Room
(Limit 24)

8:00 am to 8:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

8:10 am to 9:00 am Nathaniel Simmons, MD: Cataract - the journey from cloudy to clear

Matthew Nicholas, MD
Functional vision loss

9:10 am to 10:00 am

Sarah Klein, OD
To be announced

Matthew Haynie, MD
Emergency vs. routine: How to ask the right questions of panicked patients!

Skills Lab: A Scan Biometry
(LeChase Conference)
10:00 am to 10:20 am Break and Exhibits Break and Exhibits  
10:20 am to 11:10 am  Gabriel Rifkin, MD: Cornea - I got something in my eye

Brooke Donaher, OD
TBI and visual complications

Skills Lab: Anatomy wet lab
(Location TBA)
11:15 am to 12:05 pm

Sana Idrees, MD
Retina - Pre and post-op: What am I looking for?

Scott MacRae, MD
Basic principles for cataract and refractive surgery

12:05 pm to 1:05 pm Lunch and Exhibits Lunch and Exhibits  
1:05 pm to 1:55 pm

Jack Tian, MD
PVDs, tears, and lasers, oh my!

Matthew Gearinger, MD
Amblyopia, pediatric cataract and adult strabismus

OCT Lecture/Lab
(LeChase Conference)

2:00 pm to 2:50 pm Ophthalmic jeopardy with Timothy J. Bennett, CRA, FOPs, OCT-C  
2:55 pm to 3:15 pm Break and Exhibits  
3:15 pm to 4:05 pm Josh Pettinger
The art and practice of synergistic listening 
4:05 pm to 4:20 pm Wrap up and announcements   

















*Limited seating. Extra fee applies. JCAHPO credit application only.