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Therapeutic Advances in Ocular Disease 2022


12-Night British Isles Cruise
June 26 - July 8, 2022
Sunday - Friday


10-Night Iceland - Greenland Cruise
July 25 - August 4, 2022
Monday - Thursday


Presented by

Ron Melton, O.D., F.A.A.O.*
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Join us for 12 hours of COPE approved CE.  This program will reach the cutting edge of contemporary medical management with topical and oral drugs used to treat eye disease, including glaucoma. Clinical application of the oral pharmaceuticals will be stressed with case presentations. Emphasis will be given to sharpening the clinician's skills in diagnosing and medically managing a variety of ocular disease entities.  Diagnostic therapeutic pearls will be shared during the case discussions.


Therapeutic Update

Session 1 – Treatment Guidelines for Ocular Infection/Inflammation  – 2 Hrs

Session 2Melton-Thomas Treatment Guidelines – 2 Hrs


Comprehensive Glaucoma Update

Session 3 Contemporary Glaucoma Care – 2 Hrs

Session 4 Glaucoma Update and Grand Rounds - 2 Hrs


Clinical Grand Rounds

Session 5 – What the Primary Care Optometrist Should Never Miss – 2 Hrs

Session 6 – Melton-Thomas Clinical Grand Rounds – 2 Hrs

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*Bio: (click here for full CV)
Dr. Melton is a North Carolina native. He completed his training in primary eye care at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1981. He has attended the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Course in "Ophthalmic Pathology for Ophthalmologists." Dr, Melton was also a member of the Student Optometric Service to Haiti team in 1981. He has successfully completed the National Board Examination in Optometry and  the  International  Association  of  Boards  of  Examiners  in Optometry Examination  on  "Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease."


Dr. Ron Melton has lectured nationally and internationally at over 800 continuing medical education meetings with a goal of educating optometrists around the world in ocular disease.  Was honored as a co-recipient of the “Pioneer in Optometry” recognition by the Editorial Board of Primary Care Optometry News in April 2015 for contributions in optometry education.   Dr. Melton was named co-recipient of the American Academy of Optometry 2014 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award for outstanding and sustained contributions to the Academy’s Lectures and Workshops program.  He sits on the editorial boards of Optometric Physician and Primary Care Optometry News and is a contributing editor to Clinical and Refractive Optometry.  Dr. Melton has authored or co-authored over 100 papers on optometry and is the co-author of the popular annual “Clinical Guide to Ophthalmic Drugs” for Review of Optometry.  Dr. Melton has acted as an investigator in more than 50 clinical research trials.  Currently he is a member of the adjunct faculty at Salus University (Pennsylvania College of Optometry) and Indiana University (School of Optometry). He is in a group practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he has staff privileges at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center




Seminar Fee*


Optometrist:   $795
Optician:        $545
Staff:              $145

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           * Discounted fee based upon purchase with vacation package. If purchased
                                separately, please add $400 to the above fees.

This program is presented in partnership with the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians



COPE Approved CE Provider

This course is approved for 12 credits


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Seminar:Please note, as of 1/15/17 there is a $100 non-refundable seminar fee.
 As of two weeks prior to departure seminar fees are non-refundable.