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Optometric Conference

Annual Optometric Conference

Annual Optometric Conference

Each Spring faculty at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences present a full-day conference for optometric practitioners. This conference will provide the optometric practitioner with information that will assist him/her with diagnostic dilemmas and patient questions that are encountered daily. This activity will also provide information about current and expected diagnostic and treatment options for a variety of eye diseases. Finally, this activity will provide the optometric practitioner with what is felt to be the standard of ophthalmic care in Iowa.

The 23rd Annual Optometric Conference

will be held on

Friday, May 14, 2021

Presented Online via Zoom

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  • Sponsored by:
  • Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
  • Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

For information and to register, please contact mark-wilkinson@uiowa.edu

Meeting Schedule 2021

8:00-8:05 AM             Opening Remarks

8:05-8:15 AM             Welcome - Keith D. Carter, MD, FACS

8:15 – 8:45                  Diabetic Retinopathy Staging and Screening - Ian C. Han, MD

8:45 – 9:15                  Approach to Visual Field Constriction - Matthew J. Thurtell, BSc, MBBS, MSc, FRACP

9:15 – 9:45                  What's New in the Management of Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy and High Myopia - Christopher S. Sales, MD, MPH

9:45 – 10:15                Break

10:15 – 10:45              Myopia Control - Vera M. Howe, OD

10:45 – 11:15              More is Better: Scleral Lenses in 2021 - Christine W. Sindt, OD

11:15 – 11:45              Revisiting Laser Iridotomy: A Review of the ZAP Trial - Andrew E. Pouw, MD

11:45 – 12:15              Update on IOL Technology - Jaclyn M. Haugsdal, MD

12:15 – 1:00 PM         Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:45                  Iowa Institute for Vision Research Update - Edwin M. Stone, MD, PhD

1:45 – 2:15                  Evaluation and Management of ROP: The Iowa Way - Lindsay M. De Andrade, MD

2:15 – 2:45                  New Treatment options for Thyroid Eye Disease - Erin M. Shriver, MD

2:45 – 3:15                  When Ptosis isn’t Ptosis - Chau M. Pham, MD

3:15 PM                      Adjourn


Credit: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 hours of optometric continuing education. Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Content: Determination of educational content for this educational activity and the selection of speakers/facilitators are responsibilities of the activity director.  No commercial firms had any input in these areas nor did they provide any financial support for this meeting.

Disclosure Policy: Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.