- 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-Cutting Edge Cataract Care: Cases and Considerations
- PO-Effective Cataract Co-management in 5 Easy Steps
- PO-Endothelial Keratoplasty - What's New
- 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-Management of Early Cataract Surgery Complications
- PO-Marrying a Lens to an Eye: Matchmaking in the Modern IOL Landscape
- 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-The Surgical Minute: What Every OD Needs to Know
- 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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Learn about the priority federal issues that hundreds of optometrists and optometry students will take to Capitol Hill as part of optometry’s single-largest annual advocacy gathering, April 14-16, and how you can join.
Although about 13% of the U.S. population is Black, they are woefully underrepresented in optometry. They represent about 2% of practicing doctors of optometry and a little over 3% of full-time students in optometry schools and colleges, according to studies. Black doctors of optometry seek to grow those numbers.