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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 glaucoma and cataracts

  • Describe the use of corneal topography in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal refractive and ocular surface disease 

  • Describe medical and surgical approaches to retinal disease 

  • Describe current pharmaceutical treatments in glaucoma and patient compliance issues 

  • Correctly relate neuro-ophthalmic terms with clinical presentations

  • State appropriate uses of ophthalmic imaging in anterior and posterior segment eye disease

Program Schedule

                             Friday, March 29, 2019  — Allied Health Program

7:15 to 8:15 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

  Whipple Auditorium
Room 2.6424

Ryan Case Method
Room 1.9021

Flaum Eye Clinic
(limit 6 participants)*

7:15 to 8:15 am Welcome Welcome Welcome
Session I
8:30 - 9:30 am
Surgical retina - Concepts and lingo
Daniel Simhaee, MD
Diagnostic Testing
Heather Carmello, COT, OCT-C, CRA
Refraction Hands-On Skills Laboratory*
Session II
9:30 - 10:30 am
Cataract Surgery:  Where we were, Where we are presently, and Where we will be
Harold Ross, MD
Orbital fractures: Diagnosis and management
Alyse Richard, MD
Refraction Hands-On Skills Laboratory*
10:30 - 10:50 am Break | Exhibits Flaum Atrium
Session III
10:50 - 11:50 am
Nuero-ophthalmic patient work-up
Sophie He, MD
Kenneth Dickerson, OD 
11:50 - 12:50 am Lunch Flaum Atrium
Session IV
12:50 - 1:50 pm
Using artificial intelligence to diagnose eye disease
Andrew Chen, MD
Color coding of ophthalmic medications
Regina Smolyak, MD
Session V
1:50 - 2:50 pm
Sana Idrees, MD
Medical and surgical management of cornea ulcers, cones and guttate
Naveen Mysore, MD, PhD
2:50 - 3:10 pm Break | Exhibits Flaum Atrium
Session VI
3:10 - 4:10 pm

The last stand: when all else fails, refer to the glaucoma specialist
Shakeel Shareef, MD
Whipple Auditorium

4:10 - 4:15 pm Announcements
Homise Johnson, COMT
Whipple Auditorium




















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