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Contemporary Retina Dx and Tx as we Approach 2020

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Contemporary Retina Dx and Tx as we Approach 2020

This program will go over the myriad diagnostic technologies that were not available in the year 2000, and as we approach 2020, it is an opportune time to delve into their clinical applications. New knowledge compliments the novel technologies and allows us to go beyond diagnosis and consider prevention and treatment. Even inherited retinal degenerations, the first being Lebers Congenital Amaurosis, may now be treatable. Emphasis on AMD, the most common cause of blindness in the US, is presented in appropriate detail.

Part I - The ABCs of OCTs
Many consider OCT as the most important advance in retinal diagnosis since ophthalmoscopy. This course presents the basics and begins with normal scans, transitions to very common disorders, then to less common and some rare disorders as well. Pathognomonic OCT findings are stressed as well as identifying abnormal from normal scans. Fundus photos are contrasted with OCT scans for a better understanding of the various disorders encountered clinically.

Part II - Retinal Diagnostic Procedures Beyond OCT

Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) has proven remarkably revealing in retinal disorders, including those which are invisible to ophthalmoscopy. The Rabin Cone test is a novel subjective procedure that measures color vision and contrast sensitivity simultaneously and detects subtle maculopathies and optic neuropathies in the early stage. In office electrophysiological devices now can perform myriad ERGs including multi-focal ERGs (for early detection of plaquenil toxicity for example), full field or ffERGS, pattern ERGS (for early detection of retinal disorders but also glaucoma), and the Chromatic Flash for Vision Screening. B-scan ultrasonography, essential in select cases, is included. Cases presentations will compare OCT findings to results from these other procedures.


Part III - Dynamic Developments in AMD Dx and Tx
AMD is the most common cause of blindness in the Western World. OCT, FAF, cone contrast and genetic testing allow for early diagnosis. Treatment options go beyond NEI, AREDS, and AREDS2 and the Zinc controversy needs explanation, all covered in this provocative course.

Course Speakers:

Jerome Sherman, OD is perhaps optometry’s most prolific author, publishing over 725 clinical articles, research manuscripts, book chapters, two CDs and 4 books. Jerry has delivered over three thousand lectures both nationally and internationally. Over the past decade, he has conceptualized, written and organized Jobson’s Retina Revealed web site. RR has hundreds of cases with over 2900 retinal images and 100 movies exhibiting all the latest retinal technologies. All are available at no cost to everyone at www.retinarevealed.com Having graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, he presently holds the position of Distinguished Teaching Professor at State University of New York College of Optometry and the Schnurmacher Institute of Vision Research. Dr. Sherman is a founding member of both the International Foundation for Optic Nerve Disease (IFOND) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS) and a past President of ORS.

Sherry J. Bass, OD is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY State College of Optometry where she has served on the faculty for over 35 years and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. She is an attending in the Retina Clinic of the University Eye Center where she is actively involved in clinical teaching and patient care. Dr. Bass currently serves as the Residency Supervisor for the Residency in Ocular Disease at SUNY, a position she has held since 1998. She is also a consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) and has chaired a number of accreditation visits for residency programs across the United States and is also a 40-year member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Bass has authored over 150 publications, including several book chapters and has presented over 500 lectures at national and international meetings on diseases of the posterior segment, imaging technology, and perimetry. She serves on the editorial board of Optometry and Vision Science, Optometric Office, the Review of Optometry and Optometry Times. In addition, Dr. Bass is actively involved in research in the genetics of hereditary retinal disorders and the use of imaging technology in understanding the pathophysiology of retinal disorders and has presented her work at the American Academy of Optometry continuing education and scientific meetings and at meetings of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. She is a former Chair and member of the New York State Board for Optometry and continues to serve as a consultant for the Office of Professional Discipline for New York State. She is the recent recipient of the 2016 SUNY Alumna of the Year Award. In addition to her full-time responsibilities at SUNY, Dr. Bass maintains a part-time private practice in Woodmere, New York since 1981.

Registration includes:

  • Continental Breakfast

  • Lunch & Snack Breaks

  • 6 hrs of COPE approved CE credit & CE Broker approved CE credit

  • Access to course electronic handout(s)

Registration Onsite

  • On-site registrations will be subject to a one-time $25 on-site registration processing fee.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A fee of $50 per date will be charged for cancellations within five days of the event.

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