Eye CAN 2021 - Agenda

Note: All times are listed in Eastern time.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Sophia Chung, MD

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent 1A

Cataract Surgery Complications

TBD

Concurrent 1B

OCT

Sweta Kavali, MD

Concurrent 1C

To Lead or Not To Lead: Is That the Question?

Savory Turman, COMT

This course discusses leading the team in a clinical setting, including tools and tips for leading as a peer, as well as a manager/supervisor, to help you build a team of rock star technicians.

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Break

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Concurrent 2A

Scleral Lens 101

Nick Lawrence, OD

An overview of the current role of scleral lenses in today’s practice. This course will discuss the history of scleral lenses and the advances in technology that allow us to utilize them as we do in practice today.I will also discuss the indications for scleral lens fitting and scientific literature that shows their success. The discussion will end with information on how the lenses are fit successfully and some of the troubleshooting involved in the process along with insertion and removal advise.

Concurrent 2B

History of Angiography

Jim Gilman, CRA

Concurrent 2C

LEAN

Matthew Parker, PhD, COMT, (F)ATPO

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Concurrent 3A

When Prescriptions Go Wrong

Dimitra Triantafilou

Concurrent 3B

Slit Lamp Photography: The Smart Way

Sergina Flaherty, COMT, CTC, (F)ATPO

This course will provide the attendee with the information needed to perform Slit Lamp Photography using their smart phones in today's ophthalmic practice.

Concurrent 3C

Ocular Surface Disease

Elena Fabri

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks


Sunday, October 10, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Fellow Lecture: When The Patient Is Your Daughter

Michelle Willis, COMT, OSA, OSC, (F)ATPO

Your daughter is fighting to live after being diagnosed with APL Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, goes to the ICU three times after having a stroke on the second day into chemo treatment, gets differentiation syndrome (her lungs fill up with fluid) and then a brain bleed. You realize that she is not seeing to her left at all. At first you think she has a left hemianopsia secondary to her stroke, and then you realize she could be bleeding inside her eye like other parts of her body, secondary to the leukemia. Utilizing your knowledge as an ophthalmic tech to make sure she is seen, evaluated and help her recover, both as a parent and as a professional, there is a balance.

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent 1A

A Clinical Approach to Ophthalmic Mathematics

Ken Woodworth, COMT, COE, FASOA, (F)ATPO

This course will present a variety of ophthalmic calculations useful to AOP. Included in the presentation will be discussion, along with sample calculations and diagrams, of the following:

  • Diopters and focal lengths
  • Prisms
  • Spherical equivalents
  • Transposition
  • Prentice Rule

Concurrent 1B

Eye Banking: From the Donor to the Receipient

Kevin Wright

Concurrent 1C

Plastics Trauma

Jeffrey Nerad, MD

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Break

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Concurrent 2A

Ophthalmic Biometry: What We Need to Know in 2021

Rhonda Waldron, COMT, ROUB

Ophthalmic biometry has changed greatly since the early 2000's, with the advent of the optical biometers. We also have better IOL calculation formulas that require more biometric information about the eye for precision. This course will address why those additional measurements are needed, and will discuss the differences between optical biometry and ultrasound biometry of the eye, how to recognize quality measurements with each, and when each should be utilized for best patient care.

Concurrent 2B

Iris Devices

TBD

Concurrent 2C

Ocular Motility Simulator

Lisa Rovik, EdD, CO, COMT

Basic and intermediate introduction to ocular motility will be presented in this two-hour course. Strabismus simulators will be employed to illustrate the concepts and techniques presented. The first hour of this course is designed for ophthalmic technical staff persons who aren’t comfortable with ocular motility measurements. Elements of a basic ocular motility evaluation will be discussed with use of the strabismus simulators to demonstrate. The second hour connects the concepts to the symptomatic patient, using the simulator to demonstrate and case examples to illustrate.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Concurrent 3A

Advanced Optics Refraction: Refractive Errors, and Refractometry

Aaron Shukla, PhD, COMT, (F)ATPO

This course will describe how images form inside the eye; images not located on the fovea (refractive errors); and moving images on to the fovea (refraction).

Concurrent 3B

Stem Cell Transplant Updates

Albert Cheung, MD

Concurrent 3C

Ocular Motility Simulator

Lisa Rovik, EdD, CO, COMT

Basic and intermediate introduction to ocular motility will be presented in this two-hour course. Strabismus simulators will be employed to illustrate the concepts and techniques presented. The first hour of this course is designed for ophthalmic technical staff persons who aren’t comfortable with ocular motility measurements. Elements of a basic ocular motility evaluation will be discussed with use of the strabismus simulators to demonstrate. The second hour connects the concepts to the symptomatic patient, using the simulator to demonstrate and case examples to illustrate.

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks