East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium 2018

2018 Agenda*

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium

September 21-22, 2018
Rittenhouse Hotel
Philadelphia, PA


Friday September 21, 2018

9:00am – 10:40am Glaucoma Diagnosis                              
Moderator: Murray Fingeret, OD         
Speakers: Eric Schmidt, OD, Murray Fingeret, OD and Jonathan Myers, MD  
ARS Questions will be asked at the beginning and the end of each talk.     

This course will discuss issues related to the diagnosis of glaucoma. Included will be signs of OCT damage as well as methods to assess if the OCT image is reliable. Also, ways that the OCT is evolving will be discussed and how these changes may allow a timely diagnosis. And finally, a discussion will take place on challenges that face clinicians. Challenges include the highly myopic patient, those will tilted optic discs, and the unreliable field test taker. How the clinician may work around these problems to establish the diagnosis will be described.

10:40am – 11:10am Break

11:10am – 1:00pm Glaucoma Therapy                                             
Moderator: Murray Fingeret, OD
Speakers: Eric Schmidt, OD, Murray Fingeret, OD and Jonathan Myers, MD 
ARS Questions will be asked at the beginning and the end of each talk. 

This course will discuss issues pertaining to glaucoma therapy. Included will be recently approved glaucoma medications and where they fit into the glaucoma therapeutic paradigm. Also, a discussion will take place on the impact of glaucoma clinical trials and how they influence the management of glaucoma.

1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch

2:00pm – 3:40pm – Innovations in Glaucoma                    
Moderators: Murray Fingeret, OD, Robert Weinreb, MD
Speakers: Eric Schmidt, OD, Robert Weinreb, MD and Jonathan Myers, MD 
ARS Questions will be asked at the beginning and the end of each talk. 

This course will discuss new areas related to the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. Home testing is an evolving area in which home testing of IOP as well as perimetry may take place allowing the patient greater involvement in their care. Angle closure glaucoma is a devastating condition with a new therapeutic approach recently raised which will be discussed. And finally, methods to evaluate the optic nerve and retinal vasculature (OCT Angiography) is available that allows a timely method to both diagnosis and monitor for change. This technology will be discussed.

3:40pm – 4:10pm Break

4:10pm - 5:00pm - Glaucoma Expert Panel Question and Answer and Case Discussion
Moderators: Murray Fingeret, OD, Robert Weinreb, MD 
ARS Questions will be asked at the beginning and the end of each talk. 

Questions will be asked by attendees related to topics will be discussed. Information related to both diagnosis and treatment will be discussed by the panel of experts. Also using interactive question technology, questions will be shown to the audience with the questions addressed by the panel of speakers.

 

Saturday September 22, 2018

8:00am - 9:40am - New Concepts in Glaucoma
Moderator: Murray Fingeret, OD
Speakers: Joseph Panarelli, MD, Michael Chaglasian, OD and Murray Fingeret, OD 
ARS Questions will be asked at the beginning and the end of each talk. 

Glaucoma is evolving in a host of ways. New surgical devices are commonly used, often with cataract surgery, to reduce the intraocular pressure and providing new methods for glaucoma care. Also the perimetry is evolving with new test patterns and quicker algorithms allowing the visual field to detect earlier loss. And the detection of glaucoma progression is improving with new methods to use the visual field and OCT to discover loss. This course will discuss these topics and explain their implications.

9:40am – 10:10am Break

10:10am-11:50am Innovations in Glaucoma
Moderator: Murray Fingeret, OD
Speakers: Joseph Panarelli, MD, Michael Chaglasian, OD and Robert Weinreb, MD 
ARS Questions will be asked at the beginning and the end of each talk. 

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) is quickly becoming an important adjunct in the care of glaucoma patients. This course will discuss the post-operative management of patients undergoing MIGS surgery. Another topic to be discussed is glaucoma adherence in which patients need to take their medications daily to ensure the best outcomes. Unfortunately, not all patients take their medications. This course will discuss adherence and how clinicians may both recognize and improve this area.

11:50am - 12:40pm  - Questions-Answers in Glaucoma
Moderators: Murray Fingeret, OD, Robert Weinreb, MD 
ARS Questions will be asked at the beginning and the end of each talk. 

Questions will be asked by attendees related to topics will be discussed. Information related to both diagnosis and treatment will be discussed by the panel of experts. Also using interactive question technology, questions will be shown to the audience with the questions addressed by the panel of speakers.

*Agenda is subject to change.

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