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200 - Oculoplastics and Optometric Coordination of Care (TPA)
201 - Evaluating Quality of Life in Glaucoma (TPG)
202 - Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy (TPG)
203 - Not Your Typical Dry Eye: Contemporary Management Strategies for Challenging Cases (TPA)
204 - Co-Management of Patients in the Age of Technology (TPA)
205 - Advanced Management of Ocular Surface Disease (TPA)
206 - Recognizing, Treating and Avoiding Microbial Keratitis in Contact Lens Patients (TPA)
207 - Mind-Bending Neuro-Oph Grand Rounds: From the Chiasm & Beyond (OTHER)
208 - Modern Hybrid Fitting: The Next Generation (OTHER)
209 - Angiography With and Without the Dry (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 – 8:50 AM

200 - Oculoplastics and Optometric Coordination of Care  (TPA) 

   About this course


The course underscores the importance of medical oculoplastics and the substantial role that optometry plays in recognition, referral and co-management. Case examples highlight the discussion of oculoplastic surgical management.

 

 

 

 

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COPE Approved
62886-PO
1.0 Hour of CE

        
Alan
      Kabat
, OD, FAAO        
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     Room: Steinbeck III

 

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201 - Evaluating Quality of Life in Glaucoma  (TPG) 

    About this course

Glaucoma can affect several aspects of patients quality of life. This course will discuss how quality of life can be impacted and describe methods for evaluating patients capabilities and level of functioning.

 

 

 

 

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  COPE Approved

 52387-GL
 1.0 Hour of CE

 

  
  J. James
  Thimons, OD, FAAO

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    Room: Steinbeck I-II

 


 

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

202 - Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy (TPG) 

About this course

This course provides an overview of current options for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and discusses co-management issues relevant to the primary care optometrist. Attendees will have the opportunity to insert stents in artificial ocular structures.

 

 

 

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COPE Approved
61442-GL
1.0 Hour of CE



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

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203 - Not Your Typical Dry Eye: Contemporary Management Strategies for Challenging Cases (TPA) 

About this course


Dry eye remains one of the most frequent and enigmatic conditions encountered by clinicians. The significant disconnect between patient symptoms and clinical findings makes both diagnosis and management challenging. This course utilizes a case presentation format to create a systemic and often time a personalize approach to dry eye management. The complex and unique nature of each case illustrates that a cookbook approach to dry eye is often inefficient 

 

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COPE Approved
63915-AS

1.0 Hour of CE


Michael
DePaolis, OD, FAAO

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     Room: Steinbeck III


10:00 AM – 11:40 AM

204 - Co-Management of Patients in the Age of Technology  (TPA) 

About this course


The course will strive to educate and update the primary care optometrist on the modern role of co-management of patients. Special attention will be paid to common complications encountered within a co-management environment.

 

 

 

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COPE Approved
62921-GO
2.0 Hours of CE

                                    

Ryan
McKinnis, OD, FAAO, FSLS

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Room: Steinbeck III

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205 - Advanced Management of Ocular Surface Disease  (TPA) 

About this course

 
This lecture discusses several new and unique strategies to address ocular surface disease, including common and atypical forms of blepharitis, keratitis and dry eye. Included are discussions of microblepharoexfoliation, miticidal agents for Demodex, autologous serum eyedrops, N-acetylcysteine and preserved human amniotic membranes for a variety of ocular surface disorders.

 


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  COPE Approved
  62887-AS
     
 2.0 Hour of CE


Alan
     Kabat
, OD, FAAO       
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      Room: Steinbeck I-II

 


3:00 PM – 4:40 PM

206 - Recognizing, Treating and Avoiding Microbial Keratitis in Contact Lens Practice (TPA) 

About this course

 

As the number of contact lens modalities and wearers increase, so does the likelihood optometrists will encounter microbial keratitis. This course looks at the relationship between contact lenses and microbial keratitis, including epidemiology, risk factors, differential diagnosis pathogen recognition, contemporary treatment, and prevention. An emphasis is placed on emerging organisms and a typical infection in a case presentation format.

 

 

 

 

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COPE Approved
63916-AS

   2.0 Hours of CE   
 


Michael

    DePaolis, OD, FAAO
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Room: Steinbeck III

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207 - Mind-Bending Neuro-Oph Grand Rounds: From the Chiasm & Beyond (OTHER)

About this course


Visual abnormalities are commonly associated with neurologic disorders of the central nervous system. This presentation provides an overview of common neuroimaging techniques required for imaging of the visual pathways along with a case-based approach to lesions of the chiasm and retro-chiasmal pathways.  Special attention is placed on the correlation between clinical findings, visual fields and their neuroanatomical substrates.

 

 

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COPE Approved
62925-NO
2.0 Hours of CE

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


5:00 PM – 5:50 PM

208 - Modern Hybrid Fitting: The Next Generation (OTHER)

About this course


Hybrid contact lenses have long been billed as easy to fit. So, why do so many practitioners report a great deal of difficulties in regards to patient comfort and satisfaction This course will aim to allow the eye care provider to understand the nuances related to hybrid lenses. Proper patient selection, proper troubleshooting, as well as advanced fitting philosophies will be introduced and discussed. Recent advancements to hybrid lens designs will also be expounded upon.

 


 

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COPE Approved
62895-CL

1.0 Hour of CE
 

 
Ryan
McKinnis, OD, FAAO, FSLS

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Room: Steinbeck III

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209 -  Angiography With and Without the Dry TPA)


About this course

Retinal angiography has been utilized as a valuable diagnostic tool for decades. Use of angiographic dyes such as fluorescein and indocyanine green allows us to study retinal and choroidal vasculature and evaluate a wide variety of pathologic conditions. Recently the OCT-Angiography has become available and as a noninvasive procedure is gaining popularity among eye-care provides. However, there are fundamental differences between these techniques which are compared in this lecture.

 

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COPE Approved

62897-PD
1.0 Hour of CE

 


Mohammad
Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

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    Room: Steinbeck I-II


 

 

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