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300 - Modern Scleral Lenses Beyond the Limbus (OTHER)
301 - Clinical Pearls for the Primary Care Practice (TPA)
302 - The Non-Glaucoma Optic Neuropathies Papilledema and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension IIH (TPA)
303 - Best NGS Cases 2019 (TPG)
304 - Fitting Beyond the Ordinary (OTHER)
305 - Corneal Cross-Linking and Beyond (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

300 - Modern Scleral Lenses Beyond the Limbus (OTHER)

About this course 


This course will strive to provide the optometrist with a full understanding of the history, present, and future of scleral contact lenses. The benefits of scleral lenses will be illuminated as well as past and present research indicating the best practices. Specific cases from a variety of ocular conditions will be presented and discussed. Complications and challenges will also be illuminated as well as methods to limit or solve them.

 

 

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COPE Approved
62896-CL
2.0 Hours of CE


Ryan McKinnis, OD, FAAO, FSLS
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Room: Steinbeck III

 

 

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM

301 - Clinical Pearls for the Primary Eye Care Practice (TPA)

About this course


With an aging population and an ever expanding scope of practice, optometrists find themselves attending to the needs of an increasingly diverse patient demographic. To achieve improved efficiencies, clinicians continually strive to hone their diagnostic strategies and treatment protocols. This course utilizes a case presentation format to provide clinical pearls in the management of a variety of anterior segment conditions. Topics for discussion include corneal dystrophies, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, limbal stem cell deficiency, refractive surgery misadventure, and mixed etiology microbial keratitis.

  
 

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COPE Approved
63918-AS

1.0 Hour of CE
 


Michael
DePaolis, OD, FAAO

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Room: Steinbeck I-II


9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

302 - The Non-Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathies Papilledema and Idiopathic Itracranial Hypertension IIH (TPA)

About this course


Papilledema is defined as optic disc swelling and elevation owing to elevated intracranial pressure. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension IIH is a common cause of papilledema in young, obese women. This course discusses the clinical findings and staging of papilledema along with common causes of elevated intracranial pressure. In addition, papilledema in the setting of IIH is discussed as well as the noteworthy neuro-radiologic and OCT findings associated with IIH and papilledema. Special attention is paid to the management of IIH and the value of visual field testing in the long-term surveillance of these patients.

 

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COPE Approved

62912-NO

            1.0 Hour of CE      

                      

 
 Leonard
Messner, O
D, FAAO
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Room: Steinbeck I-II 


10:00 AM – 11:40 AM

303 - Best NGS Cases 2019 (TPG)

  About this course


This course will present a variety of glaucoma cases, with results from appropriate diagnostic tests and discussion about the best management choices.  Audience participation will be encouraged regarding diagnosis and treatment options.

                                                                             

          

 

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COPE Approved
64568-GL
  
2.0 Hours of CE   


J. James

Thimons, OD, FAAO
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Room: Steinbeck I-II

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304 - Fitting Beyond the Ordinary (OTHER)

About this course


Given the diverse patient population we serve, optometrists increasingly encounter unique and challenging optical scenarios.  This course consists of a case presentation series involving individuals with compromised corneal integrity and attending visual dysfunction.  Cases range from surgical misadventures to primary anterior segment pathology to corneal manifestations secondary to underlying systemic disease.  Emphasis is on medically indicated contact lens prescribing in conjunction with adjunct therapeutics.  

 

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COPE Approval Pending

64442-CL 

2.0 Hours of CE
 

   
   Michael
  DePaolis, OD, FAAO
 
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Room: Steinbeck III

 


12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
 

305 - Corneal Cross-Linking and Beyond (TPA)

About this course

This course will strive to illuminate the optometrists role in managing patients with corneal ectasia in regards to corneal collagen cross-linking. Corneal collagen cross-linking is rapidly becoming one of the more hotly-debated topics amongst corneal surgeons as guidelines are developed to determine whom is most likely to benefit from the procedure. The optometrist plays a critical role in not only making proper referrals but also in managing these cases pre-and post-operatively. This course will discuss the history of cross-linking in conjunction with newer methods and combination procedures that are now  commonplace.  At the completion of this course, the optometrist should be made to feel more comfortable in discussing current options with irregular cornea patients and more confident in their management of post surgical patients.

 
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COPE Approved
62894-AS

1.0 Hour of CE


Ryan
McKinnis, OD, FAAO, FSLS

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Room: Steinbeck I-II

 

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