2020 Meeting

4th Annual OGF Educators Program & 2020 OGS Meeting
September 12, 2020
Please click the link below to register by September 10th.
All times are Eastern Daylight Time
10:00am-12:00pm Don Hood, PhD
An OCT Approach to understanding and Detecting Glaucomatous Damage: What can we learn about glaucomatous damage and what are the implications for the clinician?
Moderated by Murray Fingeret
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.
12:00-12:30pm Break
12:30-2:30pm Thom Freddo, OD, PhD
Foundations of Glaucoma: Anterior Segment, Part I
Moderated by Richard Madonna
The last ten years have witnessed significant changes in our understanding of how aqueous outflow occurs and rendered a whole new understanding of outflow resistance is created. It has also provided new insights into structural changes that likely contribute to elevation of IOP in POAG. This talk will bring you up to date on these many developments and also review the cellular and molecular mechanisms of action of the major classes of drugs we use to treat glaucoma, including the new Rho-kinase inhibitors. Much has changed. If you thought that pilocarpine worked by pulling on the scleral spur, come find out why that is likely incorrect.
2:30-3pm Break
3-3:50pm Thom Freddo, OD, PhD
Foundations of Glaucoma: Anterior Segment, Part II
4-5:00pm Peter Lalle, OD
Examining the Optic Nerve
Moderated by Michael Chaglasian
As optical coherence tomography has become an important tool in evaluating the back of the eye, the skill of examining the optic nerve is becoming 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.