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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
  • Contact Lens
  • Ocular surface disease
  • Uveitis
  • Retinal disease
  • Diagnostics and Imaging

Course Objectives

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

  • List specialty contact lens types and their purposes
  • Describe the medical and surgical approaches to treating a retinal detachment
  • List pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative steps involved in cataract surgery
  • State appropriate uses of ophthalmic photography in anterior and posterior segment eye disease
  • Describe the evidenced-based benefits of ocular nutrition, vitamins and nutraceuticals in the adjunctive treatment and prevention of eye diseases

Program Schedule

Friday March 18, 2017 Allied Health Professional Program
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Flaum Atrium
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome
Homise Johnson, COMT
Adolph Auditorium
Ryan Case Method or Whipple
  Moderator/ Introductions
Homise Johnson
Moderator/ Introductions
To be announced
Session I
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Ocular nutrition:
Vitamin A to zinc:
Rebecca Nally, OD

I'm seeing double: A survival guide for the diplopia patient workup
Sarah Klein, OD

Session II
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Nystagmus primer for ophthalmic personnel 
Alexander Hartman, MD

Approaches to retinal detachment
Ajay Kuriyan, MD, PhD

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break and Exhibits Flaum Atrium
  Moderator/ Introductions
Homise Johnson
Moderator/ Introductions
To be announced
Session III
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

The neuro-ophthalmic work-up
Jenny Kellogg, COMT

Eyelid lesions: Exam and
Richard Allen, MD, PhD & Brittany Simmons, MD

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Exhibits Flaum Atrium
  Moderator/ Introductions
Homise Johnson
Moderator/ Introductions
Rebecca Nally, OD
Session IV
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Retina topic
Luis Leon-Alvarado, MD

Angela Bessette, MD

Session V
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Cataract surgery: Pre- operative evaluation, surgical techniques & post-operative care
Rachel Wozniak, MD, PhD

Specialty contact lens

Jane Beeman, COA, FCLSA, NCLE-Adv.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break and Exhibits Flaum Atrium
TIME                                Adolph Auditorium
                    Moderator/ Introductions Homise Johnson
Session VI
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The role of ophthalmic photography in patient care
Shakeel Shareef, MD

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

                               Wrap-up / Announcements
                               Homise Johnson, COMT