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2021 Summer Conference - FULL Conference


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Full program description

Eight hours of live webinars of the Annual Summer Conference (formerly OEI) hosted by The Ohio State University College of Optometry.  Four on Saturday, June 12, 2021 and four more on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Online attendance required.

The Annual Summer Conference (formerly OEI) hosted by The Ohio State University College of Optometry will be held virtually in June. Historically the Summer Conference takes place in July. The College plans to resume offering the Summer Conference in July 2022. Due to the ongoing pandemic and both State and University limitations on the size of gatherings, the College has decided to hold the 2021 Summer Conference in June via LIVE interactive Distance Online CE. The Ohio Vision Professionals Board has temporary rules in place which allow this format to be accepted as LIVE In-Person CE through June 30, 2021CE approved credit. Attendance will be monitored for the live hours.

Synchronous Live Webinars

Saturday June 12, 2021


9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. EDT Advances in Technology for Low Vision Rehabilitation: Present and Future (1 hour, LV)

Bradley Dougherty, OD, PhD

Tremendous recent advances in technology, including in mobile devices, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and other assistive technology, may allow for new devices and strategies to improve the lives of people with vision impairment. Familiarity with current devices and knowledge of research in the development of future technology is useful for optometrists have patients with low vision. This course will review current options and discuss ongoing research and future possibilities for the use of technology in low vision rehabilitation.

10:05 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. EDT Controversies in Corneal Disease Management (1 hour, AS*)

Christine Martinez, MD

This course will review cornea and anterior segment disease management in scenarios where there may not be a singular right way to do things. These scenarios will include steroids for herpetic eye disease, the timing of surgery for patients who require both corneal transplantation and cataract surgery, surgical treatment of limbal stem cell deficiency, IOL selection for cataract surgery in patients with keratoconus, medical versus surgical treatment of ocular surface squamous neoplasia, conjunctival biopsy for mucus membrane pemphigoid, amniotic membrane versus conjunctival autograft for pterygium excision, monotherapy versus multiple medications for acanthamoeba keratitis, management of Conjunctivochalasis, and subconjunctival Kenalog for peripheral ulcerative keratitis.

11:10 a.m. - noon EDT Recent Results From Clinical Trials in Children with Symptomatic Convergence Insufficiency and Amblyopia (1 hour, FV)

Marjean Kulp, OD, MS

This course will review recent findings from the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial - Attention and Reading Trial and a Randomized Controlled Trial of Binocular Treatment for Amblyopia

12:15 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. EDT Determining the Urgency of Retinal Referrals (1 hour, PS*)

Barbara Mihalik, OD

As optometrists, we serve as the frontlines in primary eye care and often encounter retinal eye conditions that may need surgical intervention. However, although we often know when a patient needs referred, it is a bit more of a grey area to know which conditions and under which circumstances a patient may need seen same day, next day, within a week, within a month, or can wait until the next available appointment with ophthalmology. This lecture will help serve as a guide to navigating which retinal conditions are emergent, urgent, or okay for next available appointments to ophthalmology with accompany retinal imaging to help you make these important referrals.

Sunday June 13, 2021


9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. EDT Acute Retinal Necrosis: The Optometrist’s Role to Promptly Identify and Initiate Treatment (1 hour, PS*)

Andrew Crist, OD & Julie Golinski, OD, MS

We will review the quickly progressing and potentially visually debilitating condition known as acute retinal necrosis (ARN). The clinical presentation and management of ARN will be discussed along with laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis. Furthermore, other inflammatory and infectious causes of posterior uveitis will be compared to ARN. Lastly, the role of optometrists to identify the classic signs of ARN with immediate initiation of treatment and referral will be discussed.

10:05 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. EDT Scleral Lens Grand Rounds: Using Advanced Fitting Techniques to Manage Challenging Cases (1 hour, CL)

Stephanie Pisano, OD & Chantelle Mundy, OD

Management of various ocular conditions with scleral contact lenses is a growing area with rapidly changing fitting techniques. Incorporating these techniques to customize the scleral lens to maximize ocular health and monitoring over time is essential for success. Advanced scleral lens design and fitting allows for a high degree of specificity to the underlying condition and ocular health considerations. This lecture will present cases that highlight complex diseases managed with scleral lenses, the fitting designs indicated, and what is necessary to manage for long term success.

11:10 a.m. - noon EDT Contrast sensitivity: The Pelli-Robson Chart and The (New) Ohio Contrast Cards (1 hour, LV)

Angela Brown, PhD

The Pelli-Robson Chart, can add important information to the examination of a low-vision patient. However, to provide the best possible information, the Pelli Robson chart should be used at a distance of 0.5 meters or less. Currently under development at Ohio State University, the Ohio Contrast Cards provide an even better measure of a patient’s contrast sensitivity, and it can be used on patients who cannot read an eye chart.

12:15pm a.m. - 1:05 p.m. EDT Co-management of Anterior Segment Procedures (1 hour, PO*)

Abigail Menner, OD

Description of various anterior ocular surgical procedures and conditions as well as their co-management strategies including complication management, follow-up schedule, and referral recommendations.

*Treatment and management of disease / pharm credit

Live captioning will be provided for every webinar. If you require any other accommodations (such as interpretation) to participate in this event, please contact us at Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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