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100 - Controversies in Glaucoma (TPG)
101 - Forensic OCT Examination (TPA)
102 - Quantum Leaps in OSD Technology (TPA) 
103 - The Neuro-Ophthalmology of MS 
(TPA)
104 - Glaucoma Update (TPG)
105 - A Journey to the Peripheral Retina: Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Retinal Disease (TPA) 
106 - Contemporary Uses of Bandage Contact Lenses (TPA)
107 - Ocular Complications of Systemic Meds (TPA)


The 2019 Monterey Symposium courses can help COA members receive a 10% discount on their Professional Liability Insurance!

Mercer, the administrator of the COA-sponsored Professional Liability program, has negotiated a premium credit with Liberty International Underwriters, the program insurer. By taking any of the courses below, COA members can receive a 10% premium credit when they renew their professional liability policy with Liberty. If insured elsewhere, members can receive the credit if they are approved for coverage in the COA program during 2019. 


8:00 AM – 9:40 AM

100 - Controversies in Glaucoma (TPG)

        About this course


This course discusses several issues facing optometrists when diagnosing and treating glaucoma, including the role of various pharmacological agents, co-managing surgical interventions, the use of technology, and incorporating the latest research findings.

 

 



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         COPE Approved
         51598-GL 
      2 Hours of CE
           
         J. James
            Thimons, OD, FAAO
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     Room: Steinbeck I-II

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101 -  Forsenic OCT Examination (TPA)

         About this Course


This lecture delves in using OCT cross sectional and thickness map analysis as investigational tools in evaluating a variety of vitreo retinal diseases. Morphologic changes in vitreous and retina and choroidal tissue is examined in different phases of many conditions including but not limited to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal artery and vein occlusion, peripheral retina and optic nerve diseases.

 

 

 

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      COPE Approved
   62899-AS
    2 hours of CE

              Mohammad
     Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

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Room: Steinbeck III


10:00 AM – 11:40 AM

102 - Quantum Leaps in ODS Technology (TPA) 

About this course

According to a recent report, the dry eye disease market is expected to generate nearly five billion dollars by the year 2020. New technologies are growing at an explosive rate. This course discusses several of the emerging diagnostic and therapeutic modalities aimed at patients with ocular surface disease OSD. The application of these technologies and their overall benefit in clinical practice is a key focus of the discussion.

 

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COPE Approved
62885-AS

2 Hours of CE


Alan
Kabat, OD, FAAO
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Room: Steinbeck III

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103 - The Neuro-Ophthalmology of MS (TPA)

About this course


Multiple sclerosis is a common neurodegenerative disease with a variety of neuro-ophthalmic manifestations. This course focusses on common neuro-ophthalmic manifestations of MS including optic neuritis, brainstem motility disorders, nystagmus and cranial neuropathies. Included in the presentation are the epidemiology and pathogenesis of MS along with an overview of neuroimaging findings. Special attention will be paid to the use of vision and ocular structure changes e.g. OCT and low contrast acuity as surrogate biomarkers of disease progression in the life-long surveillance of the MS patient.

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COPE Approved
62911-NO
2 Hours of CE


Leonard
Messner, OD, FAAO
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Room: Steinbeck I-II


3:00 PM – 4:40 PM

104 - Glaucoma Update (TPG)

About this course

This course will highlight the latest developments in glaucoma, including diagnostic technology, pharmaceutical development and therapeutic intervention. Special emphasis will be placed on the implementation of these advances into the primary care practice.

 

 

 

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 COPE Approved
64559-GL
2 Hours of CE

  
    J. James
     Thimons, OD, FAAO
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  Room: Steinbeck I-II

   

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105 - A Journey to the Peripheral Retina: Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Retinal Disease (TPA) 

About this course

  Optometrists are better than ever equipped and trained to perform a comprehensive retinal examination. There are still gaps in making the proper diagnosis and considering the prudent management of the potential abnormal findings. This course will review a number of peripheral  retinal abnormalities and outlines the potential clinical  course and appropriate management.

 

 


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  COPE Approved
  62898-AS   
     2 Hours of CE      
             Mohammad
    Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
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Room: Steinbeck III


5:00 PM – 5:50 PM

106 - Contemporary Uses of Bandage Contact Lenses (TPA)

About this course


Since their inception over 40 years ago, bandage contact lenses BCLs continue to play an increasingly important role in todays clinical armamentarium. As our understanding of BCLs increases and as contact lens technology platforms expand, clinicians find themselves employing BCLs for a wide array of applications. This course details the clinical rationale for BCLs use, provides guidance for prescribing protocols, and discusses various adjunct treatment modalities. A case presentation format is utilized to document a variety of clinical indications. Additional consideration is given to the role of scleral lenses and amniotic membranes as therapeutic  bandages, as well the potential benefit of future generation BCLs in drug delivery.

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COPE Approved
63451-AS
1 Hour of CE 

 
Michael
DePaolis, OD, FAAO
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Room: Steinbeck III
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107 - Ocular Complications of Systemic Meds (TPA)

About this course


This course presents current information about common oral prescription medications and their ocular complications and manifestations. The use of case examples and series culled from the literature highlight and reinforce the instructional objectives.

 

 

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COPE Approved
52339-PH
1 Hour of CE
 
Alan
Kabat, OD, FAAO
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Room: Steinbeck I-II
 

 

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