32 continuing education course that consists of 16 hours of surgical procedures (injections, eyelid lesion removal, chalazion treatment, etc) and 16 hours of laser procedures (yag cap, LPI, SLT, etc).
Registration is limited to 50 delegates. Registration will be open to Maritime Optometrists only until January 12, 2024 or until sold out. After this time registration will be open to all Optometrists.
Fee: $3000 +tx
Surgical Procedures for the Optometrist presents the educational and technical skills necessary for optometric surgical procedures performed in a primary eye care setting. Topics include a review of facial and ocular anatomy, surgical instruments, asepsis, ocular lesions, anesthesia, injections including intradermal, intramuscular, sub-conjunctival, and intravenous, wound management, basic suture technique, and techniques for performing in-office optometric surgical procedures. The indications for, alternatives to, and risks/benefits of all techniques are discussed, as well as management of possible complications. Multiple hours of video grand rounds of actual procedures performed by optometrists will be shown. In addition to lecture and video grand rounds, the course includes a hands-on workshop.
Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment includes the training and opportunity to learn the technical skills required for performing anterior segment laser procedures. Topics include laser physics, laser tissue interactions, gonioscopy, and an in-depth discussion of the most-commonly performed clinical anterior segment laser procedures including YAG laser capsulotomy, laser peripheral iridotomy (PI), green laser trabeculoplasty (GLT), selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), and green laser peripheral iridoplasty. The indications, contraindications, alternative treatment options, risks, benefits, and procedural techniques are discussed in detail, as well as management of possible complications. Lecture is followed by hands-on laboratory training utilizing the Green, YAG, and SLT lasers.