Contemporary Optometry Course
Sponsored by Michigan Optometric Association and Michigan College of Optometry
This 32-hour COPE accredited activity will be offered by the Michigan Optometric Association and Michigan College of Optometry. Courses will be presented by the Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. Courses will cover the diverse training in Surgical Procedures for Optometric Physicians and Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment and will include lectures and hands-on workshops.
Faculty from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
Credit Hours Available:
Surgical Procedures for the Optometric Physician 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.