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OPS 2017 Webinars
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 The OPS is excited to offer our third series of Webinars for 2017!  To register, click on the name of the course you want to take and follow the instructions.  The price of each hour is $25 for OPS members and $30 for non-members. Credits will be awarded after a quiz on the material in the lecture has been successfully completed.



Friday, December 1, 2017    8:00 pm EST – 9:00 pm EST

Imaging Through Small Pupils, Is It Needed?
Johnathan Hawkins, COT, CRA, OCT-C

In this course we will be evaluating the efficacy of imaging through undilated and minimally dilated pupils with Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopes, (cSLO).  This course will compare FA, FA/ICG, OCT, as it pertains to peripheral imaging.  In addition we will go into how dilation works (Pharmacology), and some alternatives to traditional dilation methods.




Wednesday, December 6, 2017    8:00 pm EST – 9:00 pm EST

Spots, Bumps and Lumps: Choroidal Nevi, Choroidal Melanoma and How to Differentiate Between Them
Pamela Rath, MD

This course will identify various types of melanomas and nevi and introduce ways to differentiate between them. Different imaging modalities used to document neoplasms will be identified and characteristics that are typical for the varying diagnoses will be discussed. Treatment for these diseases and other systemic identifiers will also be presented.



Friday, December 8, 2017    9:00 pm EST – 10:00 pm EST

Lazy Eye or Lazy Brain
Andrew Doan, MD, PhD

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is an eye disorder characterized by impaired vision in an eye that otherwise appears normal or it can be marked by vision that does not correlate to structural abnormalities of the ‘lazy eye.   In amblyopia, visual stimulation either fails to transmit or is poorly transmitted through the optic nerve to the brain for a continuous period of time. It can also occur when the brain "turns off" the visual processing of one eye to prevent double-vision, for example in strabismus (crossed-eyes). Detecting the condition in early childhood increases the chance of successful treatment, especially if detected before the age of five. Amblyopia is a developmental problem in the brain, not an intrinsic, organic neurological problem in the eyeball (although organic problems can lead to amblyopia which can continue to exist after the organic problem has resolved by medical intervention). The part of the brain receiving images from the affected eye is not stimulated properly and does not develop to its full visual potential. At the conclusion of the course, the attendee will be able to elaborate on the inter-relationship between the eyes and the brain as well as the development of the visual pathways. Participants will also be able to list the types of amblyopia.





Tuesday, December 12, 2017    9:00 pm EST – 10:00 pm EST

OCT- Scanning for Surgical Significance
James Soque, CRA, OCT-C, COA

The Vitreoretinal surgeon must have as many indicators as possible to accurately diagnose pathology before surgery is performed. The OCT device has become a critical tool in the planning and execution of the strategy of a surgery and for determining its outcome. This course will outline some of the fundamental techniques necessary for successful imaging using the OCT.  It will emphasize how the OCT images can provide an overview for many eye surgeries whose outcomes have become more dependent on the accuracy of these images.  These will include topics such as Macular Hole surgery, Epi Retinal Membrane peeling, retinal Detachment repair and Diabetes.



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