2020 Meeting

Optometric Glaucoma Society

4th Annual Educators Program

September 12, 2020 

SUNY College of Optometry

33 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 


Saturday, September 12, 2020 

8:00-8:30am Registration and Breakfast 

8:30-10:30am Lecture: The OCT in Glaucoma 

Speaker: Don Hood 

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) allows the optic nerve/retinal nerve fiber layer/macula region to be examined in detail. This lecture will discuss how to analyze OCT scans and recognize when glaucomatous damage is present. The ways that OCT results correlate with perimetric findings will be discussed and how to use each test when evaluating whether the person has developed glaucomatous damage. 

10:30-11am Break 

11am-1pm Lecture: Glaucoma Anatomy and Histology 

Speaker: Thom Freddo 

This talk will discuss the anatomy and histology of the anterior and posterior chambers and how they relate to glaucoma. Included will be a discussion on the inflow and outflow mechanisms of the eye and how this relates to how a medication reduces the intraocular pressure. 

1-2pm Lunch 

2-3pm Lecture: Examining the Optic Nerve 

Speaker: Peter Lalle As optical coherence tomography has become an important tool in evaluating the back of the eye, the skill of examining the optic nerve has become a lost art. This talk will discuss the importance and process of examining the optic nerve/retinal nerve fiber layer and using stereo slides, describe the steps in how to evaluate the back of the eye. 

3-5pm Glaucoma Educators’ Discussion 

Moderated by: Murray Fingeret, Michael Chaglasian, and Richard Madonna This session will be an interactive discussion among the educators. Topics include How is glaucoma being taught in the classroom and labs? What new and innovative methods are being implemented? What works and what needs refinement? What are the “essential elements” and how to incorporate them into the teaching of clinical management? 

5pm Reception