OD, FAAO *
Retina-Disc Grab Bag
(this will be updated shortly)
. . . The Program
Retina Mysteries Revealed
course is a potpourri of fundus disorders. They include
curious as well as 2 very different cases of vein
obstruction and macular edema for diagnostic and management
guidance. In addition differentials and management
strategies will be offered.
Interpreting the OCT
Description: This course will
briefly discuss data acquisition in optical coherence
tomography and use case examples and illustrations to show
the capabilities and clinical correlates from OCT to the
stereoscopic examination of the macula, vitreoretinal
interface, optic nerve head and retinal nerve fiber layer.
Adventures in the Vitreous
Description: When a Posterior
Vitreous Detachment (PVD) occurs, it is usually silent. This
course will detail complications both at the posterior pole
and in the periphery. It also will emphasize appropriate
follow-up visits and management. In this course you will
learn about the underlying normal anatomy of the vitreo-retinal
interface, how normal anatomy is altered in abnormal vitreo-retinal
adherences and what has been learned about clinical
observations from digital imaging, and more!
A day in the retina clinic
Description: This course is a
potpourri of fundus disorders. They include curious as well
as varying presentation of diabetic and hypertensive fundus
changes. Diagnostic and management guidance for clinical
practice will be discussed. In addition differentials and
management strategies will be offered.
Blood flow in Glaucoma
Medical Management of Glaucoma
With the changing landscape of glaucoma treatment
options, practitioners need to be on the cutting edge. This
course will review the mechanisms of action and their
subtleties as well as take an in-depth look at the select
few that will be keystones of treatment in the future.
NSAID and Steroid update
Description: Many topical
NSAIDs are the progeny of oral medications. This course will
outline the application of topical and oral agents for pain
and inflammation management. In addition, the latest
information on topical steroids in ophthalmic practice will
Stem-cell therapy for glaucoma
The application of stem cell therapy has penetrated to the
eye. Ganglion cell rescue and regeneration are two possible
areas of exploration in glaucomatous optic atrophy. This
course explores future directions in stem-cell therapy.
Description: Using a series of
cases, this course will challenge the audience to make
management decisions with increasingly more information. The
presenters will offer real-life cases (de-identified) that
present every-day situations in glaucoma and related optic
AMD and AREDS2, too
Semes, OD, FAAO
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Leo P. Semes, OD, is
Professor of Optometry at UAB. He earned his OD
from PCO and completed residency at The Eye Institute of PCO.
Dr. Semes has authored or
over 220 scientific articles, book chapters and posters.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of
Optometry, as well as an active member of the AOA, chairing the
Nutrition and Health Committee. Dr. Semes is
a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and a
founding fellow of the Optometric Retina Society.
Dr. Travel, LLC is an approved COPE
provider. This is a 16 CE Credit course.
Students, Residents, and Office Personnel:
Discounted fee based upon purchase of vacation package.
separately, please add $400 to the above fees.