- PO-Cornea Conundrums: A Review of Corneal Procedures and Case Presentations
- PO-Cryosurgery for Optometric Surgeons: A safe, non-invasive, non-aerosolizing approach to periocular lesion removal in the COVID-19 era.
- PO-Current Trends in Presbyopia (Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome) Management: Trends From Drops to Glasses to Contacts to Surgical Procedures
- 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-Effective Cataract Co-management in 5 Easy Steps
Optometrists are referring a large number of the over four million cataract surgeries performed in the US per year, but are co-managing the post-operative care in a minority of cases. Collaborative care for the cataract surgery patient benefits the patients, allows the surgical team to provide surgery for more patients, and finally maintains continuity of care between the patient and optometrist. With the ever-changing landscape in cataract comorbidities, surgical techniques and protocols, intraocular lenses, and post-operative care, co-management can be anxiety inducing. This lecture aims to confirm that any optometrist who wants to co-manage patients can gain proficiency in five steps. Diagnosis with comorbidities, making a surgical referral, day of surgery, post-operative schedules and surprises, and managing the unhappy patient will all be discussed in a rapid-fire interactive lecture format.
Mitch Ibach, O.D.
Damon Dierker, O.D.
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Doctors of optometry challenge reasoning behind proposed Eyeglass Rule changes at FTC workshop
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