Ophthalmic Technician Continuing Education Programs

Dean McGee Eye Institute
16th Annual Alumni Technician Lecture Series
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Samis Education Center
1200 Children’s Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

8:30-9:30 Introduction to Intraocular Tumors
Brian K.Firestone, MD/1 CEC A/Basic to Intermediat
This course will review the presenting features, differential diagnosis, and management of various intraocular tumors. Emphasis will be placed on the distinguishing features and management options for the most common intraocular tumors encountered in the eye clinic.

9:30-10:30 “One is Better Than None”
Annie Moreau, MD/1 CEC A/Basic to Intermediate

This course will review the diagnosis and management of blind painful eyes, with a
focus on evisceration, enucleation and exenteration. The main indications pertinent to each of these procedures will be discussed.

10:30-11:30 Fitting Contact Lenses Today Can Change the Lives of Tomorrow
Carri L. Ferguson, COT/FCLSA

This course will discuss the components of the contact lens examination using the SOAP exam format. Each exam component (subjective, objective, assessment, and plan) is critical in selecting the appropriate contact lens for the patient. Emphasis will be placed on the emotional impact and the importance of selecting and fitting the most appropriate contact lens to suit the needs of the patient, along with, contact lens case histories.

11:30-12:30 Dilemmas in Pediatric Neuro-ophthalmology
R. Michael Siatkowski, MD /1 CEC A/Level Intermediate

This course will consist of representative cases demonstrating functional and organic causes of visual loss in children and discuss methods to distinguish the two.

12:30-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-2:30 Neuro-Ophthalmic Case Studies
Anil D. Patel, MD/1 CEC A/Level Intermediate

This course will include taking appropriate history, interpretation of the clinical examination and indications for further testing. Several case studies of patients with neuro-ophthalmic diseases will be presented. The course attendee will become familiar with several common neuro-ophthalmic disorders.

2:30-3:30 “A Day in the Life of the Ocular Prosthetic Patient”
Nancy A. Lambert, BCO, BADO /1 CEC A/Level Intermediate

This course will outline the role a technician can play in the care of the prosthetic patient. Ophthalmologists routinely see prosthetic patients in their clinics for care of their “good” eye, but the ocular prosthesis needs care too. This course will be a look at how the Ocularist and the Ophthalmic Technician can work together for the ocular prosthetic patient. Understanding what goes on inside the Ocularist office will aid in providing better patient care. The technicians will experience “A Day in the Life of an Ocular Prosthetic Patient”, as they are guided through the construction and insertion of an ocular prosthesis.

These courses are not sponsored by JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with JCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly: therefore JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation.

These courses have been submitted to JCAHPO for consideration of CE Credits.
Credit for a course hour will be denied to individuals who miss more than 10 minutes of the hour.

For information please contact:
Kathy Coolahan, COT
Phone: (405) 271-7096 Fax: (405) 271-6375
E-mail: Kathy-Coolahan@dmei.org

The Dean McGee Eye Institute is pleased to sponsor continuing education programs for non-certified and certified Ophthalmic medical personnel.