Ocular Disease Update – “Telling it like it is”


Course Fees

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


This program is designed to provide the clinician with the latest trends in the medical management of
ocular disease. The discussion will center around current and evolving trends in the eye care world. The
latest information on topical and oral drugs used to treat eye disease will be reviewed. Addressed will be
the latest advances in therapeutic options for acute and chronic ocular disease. The contemporary care of
the glaucoma patient will also be covered in detail. Relevant clinical pearls that have been collected from
years of clinical practice will be shared in the case presentations. Emphasis will be given to sharpening
the clinician’s skills in diagnosing and medically managing a variety of ocular disease entities.


Course Content

Therapeutic Update
Session 1 – Therapeutic Update-Clinical Applications – 2 Hrs
Session 2 – Ocular Therapeutics Update – 2 Hrs
Comprehensive Glaucoma Update
Session 3 – Separating the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Is it Glaucoma or Not? – 2 Hrs
Session 4 – Glaucoma Update and Grand Rounds – 2 Hrs
Clinical Grand Rounds
Session 5 – Key Issues in Ocular Disease Management – 2 Hrs
Session 6 – Mystery Solved: Conquering Therapeutic Dilemmas – 2 Hrs

Learning Objectives



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


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