TN-301 Pyramidal Model and Role of AOP in Eye Care Delivery
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Prashant Garg, MBBS, MS
Level: Intermediate Synopsis & Educational Value: Most developing countries have suboptimal health care systems. Health care is concentrated in major cities and urban areas. There is a shortage of trained human resources and health care is almost non-existent in rural areas. To make health and eye care available in rural areas and effective utilization of human resources requires out of the box thinking. This course will explore these challenges along with the concept of task sharing and the need for allied ophthalmic personnel in eye care delivery.
TN-302 Antimicrobial Resistance and Innovative Drug Delivery Systems
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Prashant Garg, MBBS, MS
Level: Intermediate Synopsis & Educational Value: Infectious diseases are significant causes of morbidity and mortality. Antibiotics play a crucial role in the management of these diseases. However, disease causing bacteria have a tendency to develop resistance. The problem of antibiotic resistance is growing at an alarming pace. The situation is made worse by slow pace of discovery of new molecules. Therefore, scientists are exploring the option of re-purposing existing molecules by achieving very high drug concentrations at the site of the infection. This course will review the implications of antimicrobial resistance in eye infections and the innovative drug delivery systems to overcome it.
TN-303 Serial Biometry Prior to Cataract Surgery
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Craig Simms, BSc, COMT, CDOS, ROUB
Level: Intermediate Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will use lecture and case presentations to show the impact of the ocular surface and measurement variability on biometry and cataract surgery outcomes. Simply repeating biometry can reduce much of this variability. The logistics, challenges, and pearls of performing serial biometry in a busy real-world cataract and refractive practice will be discussed.
TN-304 Assessing Ophthalmic Clinical Skills
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Craig Simms, COMT, ROUB
Synopsis & Educational Value: Whether you are responsible for evaluating ophthalmic technicians or you are looking for ways to assess your own skills, this course will discuss principles and practical tools for clinical skill assessment.
TN-305 The Developing Trend Toward Appropriate and Sustainable Single-Use Ophthalmic Surgical Instrumentation
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Level: Intermediate 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-306 Testing for Amblyopia
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Maria Gema DeCain, MD
Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will explain the importance of detecting amblyopia and discuss screening modalities and recommendations.