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Online Education for CECs
Online Courses approved for OPS CECs...

Following is a selection of OPS owned courses available on EyeCareCE (previously known as ACTIONed). They have been approved by the Board of Certification of the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society to offer Continuing Education Credit (CEC). These can be applied toward the CEC requirement for Certified Retinal Angiographers and/or Optical Coherence Tomography - Certified. These courses can also be used as study materials for those seeking certification.

"EyeCareCE" what is this?
EyeCareCE is an online educational resource for training and earning CECs. OPS is one of six partners, including JCAHPO, Association of Technical Personnel (ATPO), American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN), Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (CSOMP), American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE) and International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) who are collaborating to provide this online educational service for ophthalmic professionals. With educational modules provided by each of the partnering organizations representing different careers and responsibilities in Ophthalmology, those who join EyeCareCE will have access to educational modules from 20 different categories of knowledge and skills. Anyone may purchase courses through this website but as a member of a partner organization you are entitled to a member discount.

Introduction to Fundus Photography - An Interactive Guide
by Kirsten Locke, CRA, RN, FOPS

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Course Description:
Learning to perform fundus photography can be challenging and interesting. You will need to be familiar with the basic ocular anatomy, as well as camera functions. This interactive module will take you through a historical overview of the development of the fundus camera, teach you about the ocular structures and guide you through different models of fundus cameras. It will also cover common artifacts and action required to correct them. You will control the speed at which you learn by moving your mouse cursor around to explore pages, listen to recorded explanations and move labels or click on images to answer practice questions. At the end of this module you should have a basic understanding of the ocular anatomy, be familiar with camera functions and trouble shoot problems.

OPS CEC=2.0    JCAHPO CEC=2 Group A    
(Interactive module created with Viewlet Builder Enterprise)


Imaging in Pediatric Vitreoretinal Disease by William Tasman, MD
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Course Description:
The field of retinal imaging in infants and children will be reviewed. Starting with artists’ illustrations and then moving through fundus photography as far back as 1929, illustrations representing different pediatric retinal conditions will be shown. More recent technologies such as Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) and autofluorescence as diagnostic modalities for Stargardt’s and Best’s disease will be part of the course, along with a discussion of long standing established techniques such as fluorescein angiography, and how all of these modalities complement each other. Imaging of an array of pediatric retinal disorders such as Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Familial Exudative Retinopathy (FEVR), Coats disease, Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP), and x-linked retinoschisis will be presented. Upon completion of this one hour course attendees will have received an overview of diagnostic tools that are helpful in identifying pediatric retinal disease.
OPS CEC=1.0     JCAHPO CEC=1 Group A       
(Recorded lecture from an OPS Program)


Optical Coherence Tomography – An Introduction to Vitreoretinal Applications
by Gregory C. Hoffmeyer

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Course Description:

This course will provide a basic understanding of TD-OCT and its application in Ophthalmology
Objectives:.
A) Define basic techniques for scanning
B) A basic understanding of scan results
C) Define the effectiveness of TD-OCT on certain pathologies
OPS CEC=1.0     JCAHPO CEC=1 Group A
(PDF Article from Journal of Ophthalmic Photography)


Time Domain and Spectral Domain OCT: A Comparison of Images by Ethan Priel, FOPS

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Course Description:
This paper will compare retinal imaging done by TD-OCT and SD-OCT with a myriad of interesting cases scanned with both technologies together with color fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, auto-fluorescence and infrared imaging. The many advances SD-OCT has over TD-OCT will be described and illustrated with beautiful OCT images.
Objectives:
1. Understand the advantages of SD-OCT over TD-OCT

2. Recognize several different retinal conditions as they appear on OCT scans
OPS CEC=1.0     JCAHPO CEC=1 Group A
(PDF Article from Journal of Ophthalmic Photography)


How Anterior Segment Imaging Guides Treatment by Kenneth L. Cohen, MD
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Course Description:
The ophthalmologist now has multiple modalities with which to evaluate the anterior segment. These modalities include slit‐lamp photography, corneal topography, optical coherence tomography, specular microscopy, and ultrasound. These modalities assist the ophthalmologist in evaluating a wide range of clinical issues, such as the tear film, corneal shape, corneal infections, corneal surgery, cataract surgery, trauma, and intraocular lens calculations. These techniques work together to provide information otherwise not obtainable, and help in diagnosis and management.
Objectives:
1) Provide an understanding of anterior segment imaging techniques
2) Provide clinical information to assist in patient diagnosis and management

OPS CEC=0.5     JCAHPO CEC=0.5 Group A
(Recorded lecture from an OPS Program)


Wacky World of Neuro-Ophthalmology by M.Tariq Bhatti, MD
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Course Description:
Neuro‐ophthalmology is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that concentrates on neurological diseases of the afferent and efferent visual pathways. In addition to neurological diseases, neuro-ophthlamology also involves systemic and ocular diseases. Neuro‐ophthalmologists are often faced with perplexing and unusual clinical and radiological manifestations of a multitude of diseases. This course is designed to illustrate in a pictorial essay format the diverse nature of neuro‐ophthlamology.
Objectives:
1) Recognize ocular motility disturbances
2) Determine the various patterns of eye movement abnormalities
3) List the causes of an orbital mass
4) Understand intracranial aneurysms
5) Discuss the appropriate evaluation of anisocoria

OPS CEC=1.0     JCAHPO CEC=1 Group A
(Recorded lecture from an OPS Program)


Anterior Segment OCT for Specialty Contact Lens Design by Bruce Baldwin, OD, PhD

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Course Description:

Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT) is a non‐contact method to capture high resolution cross‐sectional images of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye. Applications for AS‐OCT will be introduced to 1) evaluate corneal disease and suitability for contact lens wear and 2) aid in the custom fitting of specialty contact lenses such as large diameter scleral lenses. Imaging techniques and the benefit of using AS‐OCT during contact lens fitting will be demonstrated in a "grand rounds" format with multiple images including digital slit lamp photography.
Course Objectives:

1. Describe how to perform AS-OCT imaging for corneal disease and contact lens fitting
2. Managing difficult specialty contact lens patients
3. Understand and recognize contact lens fit in AS-OCT imaging

OPS CEC=0.5     JCAHPO CEC=0.5 Group A
(Recorded lecture from an OPS Program)


Invasion of the Parasites  by Richard Hackel, CRA, FOPS
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Course Description:

Parasites can be found anywhere in the body, and the eye is no exception. Using a case presentation format, this course will explore several parasites that can found in the eye. The participant will be familiarized with the appearance of the parasite itself, the resultant ocular damage incurred, as well as the photographic technique used to document it.
Course Objectives:
1) Gain an understanding of the types of parasites that can affect the eye
2) Recognize signs of parasite infestation in different parts of the eye
3) Have a greater understanding on how to best image them

OPS CEC 0.5      JCAHPO CEC=0.5 Group A
(Recorded lecture from an OPS Program)


Adobe Lightroom by Tamera Schoenholz, CRA, OCT-C

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Course Description:
This interactive module will familiarize participants with the basic knowledge of how to use Adobe Lightroom. Attendees will learn about three main areas in the software, importing, organization, and exporting. You will control the speed and order of this course. This set by set tutorial will require that you have either headphones or speakers. You will learn how to setup your keywords, so you can search for diagnosis. With the collections options the participants will learn how to search and collect a group of ophthalmic images in one stop. Lastly the participant will learn how to use the tethered capture mode for external imaging in your clinics. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to import image files, organize their images into collections, and understand how to use the different expecting functions in the software.
OPS CEC=1.0
(Interactive module created with Viewlet Builder Enterprise)


Intro to Fluorescein Angiography by Stephanie Attebery, CRA
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Course Description:

This online learning module will provide the basic information needed when performing fluorescein angiography. Anatomy and physiology of the eye, patient safety considerations, imaging techniques, and fluorescein angiography sequencing will be covered.
Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
· Identify at least 3 landmark dates in the history and development of fluorescein angiography
· State the order of the layers of the neurosensory retina and describe the key functions of the retina and choroid as they relate to the circulation system of the eye
· Describe the progress and location of fluorescein dye in the retinal vessels during the early, mid and late phases of a normal angiogram
· Recognize a minimum of 3 side effects that may arise during an FA.
· Name three diseases of the eye and list the important phases to document during FA to best assist in diagnosis and treatment plans

OPS CEC=1.0      JCAHPO CEC=1 Group A
(Interactive module created with Viewlet Builder Enterprise)


Adaptive Optics in Ophthalmic Imaging by Joseph Carroll, PhD
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Course Description: 

Adaptive Optics (AO) has been combined with a variety of ophthalmic instruments over the last few years to provide cellular-level, in-vivo images of the eye. The use of new generation deformable mirrors in these instruments has recently been demonstrated to increase imaging capability. This technology enables the instrumet to visualize nerve fibers, photoreceptors, and flow of white blood cells in retinal capillaries. This course will review the technical basics of AO and will review present and future applications.

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
· Discuss the basic concepts of adaptive optics
· Understand how the technology can be used to improve ophthalmic imaging 

OPS CEC=1.0     JCAHPO CEC=1 Group A
(Recorded lecture from an OPS Program)


Optical Coherence Tomography in Ocular Oncology by Sandor R Ferenczy, CRA
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Course Description:

This course is a paper that will analyze the clinical applications of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in ocular oncology. It will compare image acquisition time and image resolution between Time Domain (TD) and Spectral Domain (SD) technologies. At the end of this course, attendees will be able to describe two key features that are different between TD-OCT and SD-OCT and the clinical applications in ocular oncology.

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
· Describe the benefits of SD-OCT
· List several OCT characteristics of ocular tumors

OPS CEC=1.0     JCAHPO CEC=1 Group A
(PDF Article from Journal of Ophthalmic Photography)


Link to EyeCareCE home page. (Remember to login at EyeCareCE. As an OPS member you may receive the member discount course pricing)

If you would like to Author an Online Course for the OPS, please contact the Online Education Committee Chair. Tami Schoenholz at tameraholz@gmail.com



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