- PO-Cornea Conundrums: A Review of Corneal Procedures and Case Presentations
- PO-Current Trends in Presbyopia (Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome) Management: Trends From Drops to Glasses to Contacts to Surgical Procedures
- PO-Effective Cataract Co-management in 5 Easy Steps
- PO-Essentials of Surgical Ophthalmic Pathology for the Optometric Lid Surgeon
- PO-Extended Depth of Focus Lenses and Drops
- PO-How Do We Pick the Best Intraocular Lens?
- PO-LASIK Refractive Surgery: When Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
- PO-Pearls for Managing Keratoconus with CXL: Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
- PO-Suturing Techniques for Optometric Surgeons
- PO-The Surgical Management of the Anterior Segment The OD's Role
- PO-Utilizing Comprehensive Refractive Surgery to Maximize Vision
PO-Cryosurgery for Optometric Surgeons: A safe, non-invasive, non-aerosolizing approach to periocular lesion removal in the COVID-19 era.
Cryosurgery is a safe, proven technique for removing/destroying cutaneous lesions, including those on the eyelids and periorbital skin. With proper training, clinical understanding and attention to detail, Cryo offers the advantage of lesion removal/destruction in a non-invasive way (no cutting with scalpels, scissors, or radiosurgery), no anesthetic injection, excellent cosmetic outcomes, and no aerosolization/contamination of the environment with human tissue particulates that may harbor viral contaminant, a significant hazard with thermal cautery, lasers, or electrosurgical/radiosurgical technologies. This course will highlight the advantages and efficiencies of cryosurgery in optometric practice.
Richard Castillo, O.D., D.O.
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A successful practice takes a village—doctors of optometry and paraoptometric staff—to make it work and even prosper. Toward that end, the AOA has created a trove of practice management tools and services that can power practices forward in a profession and health care landscape that increasingly demands doctors practice at their highest levels and creates greater opportunities to develop and empower paraoptometric staff. These days, change is out of necessity.
A recent #AskAOA webinar, hosted by the AOA Third Party Center, offered helpful advice for how doctors can address and respond to clawbacks.
Most states require health care providers, including doctors of optometry, to report cases of abuse of children and elderly adults. AOA members are invited to attend an important webinar on the serious subject of human trafficking.