In partnership with ODwire.org, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. and Carl Zeiss Vision invite you to the ZEISS Ophthalmic Digital Summit 2019. This two-day complimentary online program offers live sessions and an interactive product showcase—all within a virtual exhibit hall—designed to provide you with the latest technology innovations and clinical solutions for your practice.
Taught by industry leaders, you'll get trained and informed on how the Integrated Diagnostic Imaging platform and ZEISS leading imaging technologies will help shape the future of your practice.
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Dr. Epshtein dives into practical uses of OCT technology including the OCT concept, types of OCT scans, their interpretation and detection of normal vs. signs of pathology. Clinical cases will be presented to demonstrate the use and interpretation of OCT for diagnosing common diseases as well as masquerader pathology.
Speaker: Dan Epshtein, OD, FAAO
Dr. Fingeret and Prof. Flanagan share their insights regarding best practices in glaucoma diagnosis and management based on recent innovations. Benefits of using the new SITA™ Faster test strategy and 24-2C test pattern are presented and the methodology evolution from SITA Standard to SITA Fast to SITA Faster is discussed. The presentation includes clinical cases that highlight benefits of using SITA Faster 24-2C.
Speakers: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO; John Flanagan, PhD, Dsc (hon), FCOptom, FAAO, FARVO
Dr. Gee and Dr. Epshtein provide valuable insight on how ODs are implementing the latest technology in ultra-widefield imaging into their practice, enhancing both patient care and patient education. Cases will be presented highlighting the clinical value of true color, high-resolution imaging from the ZEISS CLARUS 500 and how it can aid in detecting and diagnosing the full spectrum of eye disease, from the periphery to the macula, optic nerve head and anterior segment.
Speakers: Kevin L.Gee, OD, FAAO, Diplomate, ABO; Dan Epshtein, OD, FAAO
Dr. Fingeret and Dr. Chaglasian discuss the importance of detecting glaucoma progression and the rate of progression when managing glaucoma and making decisions about treating a patient, changing medication or referring a patient to a glaucoma specialist. When managing a glaucoma patient, longitudinal sets of multi-dimensional, multi-modality data must be used in combination. Glaucoma Workplace is a platform that integrates OCT structure and Visual Field function, bringing together test of both types in Guided Progression Analysis (GPA™) to help determine if glaucoma is in a stable condition or progressing, and at what rate.
Speakers: Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO; Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO
Dr. Steele and Dr. Majcher review OCT Angiography (OCTA) technology, its implementation in OCT devices and practical considerations for using OCTA as a complementary modality that may aid in revealing or confirming early signs of disease and assist in the diagnosis and management of retina diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, AMD and vascular pathology. Novel applications for tracking changes in glaucoma based on capillary blood flow parameters are also discussed.
Speakers: Carolyn E. Majcher, OD, FAAO; Elizabeth A. Steele, OD, FAAO
Valuable insights and case studies on the use of wavefront HOA objective refraction data in combination with ZEISS digital phoropter technology to speed workflow and help to improve patient outcomes.
Discussing principles, and usability, this course highlights how ZEISS i.Scription can aid in the resolution of difficult patient acuity challenges while adding practice revenue.
Speaker: Benito Peña, OD
Dr. Michael Chaglasian is an Associate Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry and Chief of Staff of the Illinois Eye Institute. He is a graduate of State University of New York College of Optometry and completed a Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Chaglasian is in charge of the Glaucoma Service at the Illinois Eye Institute, providing patient care while instructing residents and students. His clinical practice is directed exclusively to patients with glaucoma while co-managing surgical care with two glaucoma specialists. His research interests include normal tension glaucoma, automated perimetry and the clinical use of OCT imaging. He is a founding member and currently President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society. He has a number of published articles and has contributed chapters to several popular textbooks on the topics of glaucoma and visual fields. He sits on the editorial board for Optometry Times.
After graduating from the SUNY College of Optometry, Dr. Daniel Epshtein took a position at a high-volume multi-specialty practice in New York City serving an underserved population with a significant ocular disease burden. He directly supervised optometry students as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor and provided instruction on myriad topics including perioperative care, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and ocular surface disease. He has since taken a full-time position at the ophthalmology department of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, becoming the first optometrist to ever practice at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. Dr. Epshtein’s research focuses on using the latest ophthalmic imaging technologies to elucidate ocular pathophysiology and to help simplify equivocal clinical diagnoses. His clinical interests include posterior segment disease, uveitis, and ocular surface disease, especially glaucoma therapy exacerbated ocular surface disease. Dr. Epshtein combines his research experience with the latest clinical practices to detect vision threatening disorders and provide the best treatment options available.
Dr. Murray Fingeret is Chief of the Optometry Section, Brooklyn/St. Albans Campus, Department of Veterans Administration New York Harbor Health Care System and is a Clinical Professor at SUNY, College of Optometry. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and sits on the Board of Directors of the Glaucoma Foundation and is a member of the American Glaucoma Society. Dr. Fingeret is a member of the annual meeting program committee, Glaucoma Section, Association in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the editorial boards for the Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Glaucoma Today, Primary Optometry News, Optometry Times and Review of Optometry and has authored numerous articles and co-authored the texts “Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures” and “Primary Care of the Glaucomas”.
John G. Flanagan is the Dean and Professor at School of Optometry and Vision Science Program, University of California, Berkeley. Until May 2014 he was Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo and in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto. He was Director of the Glaucoma Research Unit, Toronto Western Research Institute and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. He graduated in Optometry and Vision Sciences from Aston University, Birmingham, UK in 1980, where he later earned his PhD in 1985. He has held continuous federal research funding for over 28 years (MRC/CIHR/CHRP/ORF) with additional research funding from the American Health Assistance Foundation, the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada and the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
He has supervised 45 graduate students and has authored over 170 peer-reviewed publications. In addition he has 10 book chapters, 4 books and given numerous invited lectures to both professional and academic audiences around the world. His research interests include basic mechanisms of human glaucoma (glial cell activation, neuroprotection), ocular imaging, clinical psychophysics, 24-hour intraocular pressure, ocular blood flow and studies of vascular reactivity. Awards include Certificate of Merit for Research Excellence, Glaucoma Research Society of Canada; Claire Bobier Lecture, University of Waterloo; Springer Lecture, University of Alabama; the Glenn A Fry Award from the American Academy of Optometry; Outstanding Performance Award, University of Waterloo (2004 & 2013); Institute of Medical Science Mel Silverman Mentorship Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 2011; and the Dario Lorenzetti Lecture, McGill Ophthalmology, 2013. He was a plenary lecturer at the 2003 AAO meeting, and was appointed as faculty for the inaugural World Glaucoma Congress in 2005 and each subsequent WGC meeting. He was a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society; Program Chair from 2002 to 2007, and President from 2007 to 2012. He is also a member of the American Glaucoma Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International Society for Eye Research, American Academy of Optometry, Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canadian Association of Optometrists. In 2008-2014 he was Chair of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee at the University of Waterloo. He has also served as a Governor and Senator at the University of Waterloo, and was a member of the Senate Executive Committee. In 2015 he was awarded a life fellowship of the British College of Optometrists. In 2016 he received a DSc honoris causa from alma mater Aston University, and fellowship of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO).
Dr. Gee is in private practice in a suburb of Houston: Missouri City, Texas. He graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2002. He joined senior staff at Scott & White Memorial Hospital upon graduation until 2004 when he returned home to Houston. Dr. Gee was on faculty at the University of Houston College of Optometry until 2018 when he decided to dedicate more time for family and the private practice. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He serves the Texas Optometric Association on multiple committees and was President in 2013. Dr. Gee is involved in the care athletic teams in the city of Houston including the University of Houston Baseball & Softball teams as well as the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros.
Carolyn Majcher is a Doctor of Optometry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and completed an ocular disease residency at the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Majcher became and remains a full-time faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry where she is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Chief of the Retinal Disease Clinic. She is an instructor within the posterior segment disease, glaucoma, and neuro-ophthalmic disease courses. Dr. Majcher’s research interests include retinal imaging and OCT angiography.
Dr. Peña is chief optometrist in a multi-location private practice based in Kerrville, Fredericksburg, and San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Peña has been practicing full scope medical optometry in the Texas hill country since graduating with honors from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2007. Dr. Peña’s clinical interests include specialty contact lenses, refractive surgery, and Diabetic eye care. A member of the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association, Dr. Peña is also the current Chairman of the Board of Texas State Optical. Prior to getting his optometry degree, he served five years in the Marines and in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He received his ABO optician certification while earning his B.S. degree from Schreiner University. An avid music fan, Dr. Peña also toured as a bass guitarist with the Roger Creager Band.
A Charleston, SC native, Dr. Steele graduated from Wofford College in 1999. She graduated from the UAB School of Optometry in 2003, then completed a residency at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Steele joined the UAB faculty in 2004 and has since taught in the Clinical Skills, Injections, Lasers, Advanced Clinical Procedures, and Imaging courses. She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Steele received the AOSA Clinical Science Teaching Award in 2005, 2008 and 2011. In 2009, she was awarded the ALOA Young Optometrist Award, and received the SECO Young Optometrist of the South Award in 2010. Dr. Steele was honored with the UAB Scholarship of Teaching Award in 2012, the ALOA Educator of the Year Award in 2016, and the AOA Educator of the Year Award in 2017. Dr. Steele is an active volunteer for the ALOA, AOA, and ASCO, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.