Technicians & Nurses Saturday Highlights | ASCRS
Technicians & Nurses Program

Saturday HIghlights

Sat
Apr 23, 2022

Session A
TN-201 Approach to the Patient with Double Vision
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Karl Golnik, MD, MEd
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will provide a practical approach to the patient with monocular or binocular double vision. Video examples will illustrate many abnormal patterns of eye movements.
TN-202 House Without the Attitude: Detecting Difficult Diagnoses
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Karl Golnik, MD, Med
Level: Advanced

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will delve into the process of determining the source of patient’s visual loss when no apparent cause is obvious. Refractive, retinal, nerve and visual pathways will be covered in a case-based manner.
TN-203 MIGS
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eydie Miller-Ellis, MD
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: Description coming soon.
TN-204 Biometry for Cataract Surgery in 2022
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Mitchell Weikert, MD
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: The indications for intraocular lens (IOL) implantation following cataract surgery and clear lensectomy have significantly increased, along with patient expectations. This course will address the fundamentals of biometry and IOL calculations. Techniques for measuring axial length and keratometry will be reviewed, as well as the various IOL formulas in common use today. Pearls to maximize measurement accuracy and IOL choice will be discussed.
TN-205 Managing Comorbidities in Cataract Surgery Patients
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Vasudha Panday, MD
Level: Advanced

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will address various challenges that can arise in patients with relevant comorbidities as they undergo cataract surgery.
NN-206 The Ophthalmic Technician's Role in the Assessment Process
Jack Sardo, MBA, COA
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: This lecture will focus on how ophthalmic technicians will assist the physician in the overall patient cataract evaluation process and what the expectations will be during the patient encounter. It will provide a brief overview of cataracts, define the roles of the surgical coordinator/ophthalmic technician, and the methods used to assist the patient on preparing them for cataract surgery.
Session B
TN-207 The Developing Trend Toward Appropriate and Sustainable Single-Use Ophthalmic Surgical Instrumentation
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Jessica Raab
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will discuss opportunities for the utilization of single-use instruments and products in ophthalmic surgery, with a focus on efficiency pathways and environmental stewardship.
TN-208 Seeing the Future
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Michael Stewart, MD
Level: Advanced

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will cover new ophthalmic technologies, devices and apps that use novel platforms and telemedicine for examinations and discuss ways practitioners can integrate them into practice.
TN-209 ASCs: A Look Into the Eye of the Storm
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Nikki Hurley, RN, MBA
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will review ASCRS/AAO/OOSS Guidelines, discuss a new pathway for achieving credentials as a scrub technician, and explore an overview of the OR waste survey and the implications involved.
TN-210 New, Innovative Directions in Glaucoma Detection and Management
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
James Tsai, MD
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will provide a summary of new innovative advances in the detection and management of glaucoma. The participant will gain a greater understanding of potential new technologies to assess visual function, provide sustained release of drugs, and control intraocular pressure via less invasive surgical methods.
TN-206 Clinic Visit Coding Clarity
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Laurie Brown, MBA, COMT
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: In eyecare, we have two sets of office visit code choices, E&M and eye codes. Questions continue about documentation requirements, and which is the best choice. In this course, we will review code options and keys to making coding choices in various scenarios.
TN-212 Stem-Cell Transplantation
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Kinosz, LPN
Level: Advanced

Synopsis & Educational Value: Description coming soon.