THURSDAY, MAY 3
Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Clinical Practice
Julie Rodman, OD – "Food for Thought" CE Course
7:30 – 8:20 am | ACC North, Level 100
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a new non-invasive imaging modality that utilizes motion contrast to provide volumetric data regarding retinal and choroidal vasculature and blood flow. OCTA is efficacious in the evaluation and management of various retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and retinal vascular occlusions. This course will discuss the principles of OCTA and its utility in the evaluation and management of retinal disease in the clinical setting.
Epithelial Thickness Mapping – The New Test to Aid in Diagnosis of Corneal Disease
Max Parikh, MD – Exhibit Hall Theater
1:00 – 1:20 pm | Theater D
Epithelial thickness mapping (ETM) is the first FDA-cleared, non-contact assessment that can detect both keratoconus and dry eye disease. This two-second scan detects subtle changes in the epithelium and the stroma that can indicate more serious disease in the cornea. Attend to understand why all of your dry eye exams should begin with ETM.
"Hurray for Optovue!"
General Session – Optovue Stage Presentation
3:50 – 4:04 pm | Anaheim Convention Center Arena
Optovue shines in true Hollywood style with a stage performance that's sure to delight and entertain you. Get a front row seat and enjoy the debut of Optovue's three new 2018 OCT productions!
OCT Angiography in the Optometric Practice
Steve Ferrucci, OD – Expanded Content Session
5:30 - 6:20 pm | Room 157, ACC North, 100 Level
Discussion of the principles of OCT Angiography and how it can be utilized in the optometric practice to detect and evaluate common eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, CSR and AMD. Case studies will illustrate the findings of OCTA scans and how this information is interpreted and used in daily patient care.
The Unforeseen Benefits of OCT Angiography in Patient Retention and Retina Specialist Referrals
Shane Kannarr, OD – Exhibit Hall Theater
7:30 – 7:50 pm | Theater D
Dr. Kannarr discusses how OCTA capability has enhanced his role in the community and strengthened his partnership with referring physicians. Dr. Kannarr will explain how early assessment of retinal vessel structure provides crucial benefits for patients and an opportunity for the primary care optometrist to be a valuable part of the medical team that manages patients with ocular disease.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
OCT Wellness: The Simple Scan That Your Patients Deserve
Jerry Sherman, OD – Exhibit Hall Theater
1:00 – 1:20 pm | Theater C
Though most eye clinicians recognize that the single most important eye procedure of our time is OCT, many are unaware of the one OCT scan that can detect retinal and optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma, in under a minute. Dr. Sherman explains why all patients deserve the OCT Wellness exam and how this simple scan benefits both doctors and patients.
The Next Step in OCT – Understanding and Interpreting OCT Angiography
Julie Rodman, OD – Exhibit Hall Theater
6:00 – 6:20 pm | Theater D
OCT Angiography (OCTA) is a new non-invasive imaging modality that utilizes motion contrast to provide volumetric data of retinal and choroidal vasculature and blood flow. Dr. Rodman will provide an introduction to OCTA, with instruction on image interpretation and applications in early disease detection. Clinical examples will include diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and age-related macular degeneration.
Optovue Reception: "The Dollars and Cents of OCT & OCTA"
6:30 – 8:30 pm | Hilton Anaheim/Avalon Room
Speaker: Jerry Sherman, OD