- 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-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
Refractive surgery is now a broad category of surgical treatments that correct refractive error by addition (lens procedures) or subtraction (corneal laser procedures). Regardless of the chosen procedure, refractive surgery as a category historically has a very high patient satisfaction rate, that should only get better. This lecture aims to provide an in-depth update on laser refractive surgery to bolster confidence in referring clinicians for their patients. Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Laser-assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK), and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) will all be covered, along with pros and cons of each. This lecture will also review scenarios where a lens-based procedure with implantable collamer lenses (ICL's) or a refractive lens exchange (RLE) is the best option. Whether addition or subtraction is the surgical sub-type, optometrists should be ready and prepared to comanage refractive surgery patients.
Mitch Ibach, O.D.
Bobby Saenz, O.D.
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Constant presence: Alliance builds reputation for patient safety advocacy
Founded five years ago, the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (HCAPS) is making good on its mission to advocate for patient safety and protect the fundamental doctor-patient relationship. The alliance’s advocacy will be recognized with the AOA’s Apollo Award during a ceremony at the 2023 Optometry’s Meeting® June 21-24.
What defines the value of care we provide?
Health and vision plans have not adapted and grown with the care we deliver but hold back optometry’s momentum.
How to speak the universal language of care
How to create a bilingual and culturally sensitive practice, why it matters to patients and how it can set you apart from the competition.