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IOA Winter CE Series 2017
All courses are 6 hours (optional TQ)

1/22/17: Normal, IL
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel
  Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO
"Dry Eye/AMD: Meeting the Challenges"
This seminar encompasses two conditions of increasing importance to contemporary examination of aging patients. The first three hours cover “all things dry eye”. It will include current foundational patho-physiology of dry eye syndrome with a heavy emphasis on meibomian gland dysfunction and tear biochemistry. The second three hours cover “all things AMD”, which includes the latest research and treatment options. Nutraceutical and dietary information will be discussed.

 2/5/17: Matteson, IL
Holiday Inn Matteson Conference Center
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
 "Adventures in Ocular Disease Management"
This comprehensive lecture series will cover a wide variety of ocular disease topics ranging from anterior and posterior segment disease, glaucoma and even OCT imaging.  These lectures will take a blue-collar lunch pail approach to diagnosing and managing ocular disease.  The topics discussed will be clinically relevant and pertinent to your practices.

 3/5/17: Rosemont, IL
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Steve Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
"Retinal Care from A to Z"
This course will cover a variety of retinal conditions commonly encountered in optometric practice, from AMD to diabetic retinopathy to vein occlusions. Practical tips, recommended follow-up, and additional testing, including systemic and lab testing when indicated, will be discussed. Lastly, the newest treatment options as well as future treatments will be discussed.

Wheeling, IL
Westin Chicago North Shore
Blair Lonsberry, OD, MEd, FAAO
"Do You See What I See - Optometry Decoded"
 Patients’ present with a myriad of concerns and a corresponding variety of clinical signs and symptoms. This creates a unique puzzle, which the clinician has to try and decode to provide appropriate clinical care. In this interactive case-based presentation, the audience will work through key characteristics to look for in diagnosing patients with glaucoma and anterior/posterior segment disease. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of the latest imaging equipment and how to best utilize this resource to diagnose and manage patients. The latest treatment and management options will be discussed.

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