SECO 2014 Special Session Videos

The videos below are all 20 minutes in length and are publicly viewable. 

For COPE-approved full-length versions with tests, please visit our OD Online Course Library.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute continues to be regarded as one of the top ophthalmic hospitals in the United States. Pioneering research and advancements in eye care have provided countless sight saving breakthroughs. This session will provide a glimpse of what the next 50 years holds for anterior segment eye care including advances in cataract and refractive surgery, treating infections in the age of resistance and such things as mobile health technology.

Cooperative and collaborative care for patients with complex medical and surgical conditions is an essential part of providing high quality care. Discuss with a panel of ODs, who have over 100 years of collective experience in optometric co-management centers, some of their most interesting cases which created challenges for both referring and rendering doctors and their patients.

This session will review Dr. Quigley's latest research on angle closure glaucoma, optic disc and nerve fiber layer evaluation. It will explore field loss and the use of medications vs. surgery in open angle glaucoma. This exclusive presentation will cover the practical "pearls" that optometrists who regularly diagnose and treat glaucoma can use in their daily practice.

This course will use experts from the field to highlight the four top issues surrounding success in an optometric practice. An OD and three ophthalmic technicians will address device options from spectacles to contact lens. An interactive format will be used that will allow attendees to respond to specific scenarios on current industry trends in clinical, optical and contact lens venues.

This special session will present the state of evolving advances in eye care. Challenges presented by a broad spectrum of conditions, along with the newest treatment options, will be addressed. This course offers cutting edge medical management involving topical and oral pharmaceutical agents, off label applications, procedures and diagnostic assessments.

This session, a continuation of Part I, will present the state of evolving advances in eye care. Challenges presented by a broad spectrum of conditions along with the newest treatment options will be addressed. Cutting edge medical management involving topical and oral pharmaceutical agents, off-label applications, procedures and diagnostic assessments will be reviewed. 

While it may seem that selling eyewear and contact lenses is done in the optical department, studies have shown that successful practices include recommendations from the doctor as well as the optician, in addition to support from every other department including technicians. This session will highlight the importance of prescribing from the chair, including the education of every staff member to ensure the most successful outcomes for patients.

The primary care optometrist is often confronted with making decisions about suspicious adnexal, anterior segment and posterior segment lesions encountered as a routine part of a comprehensive eye exam. This session presents a logical clinical approach to differential diagnosis of ocular tumors and helps to sort out the important findings when making clinical decisions surrounding malignant and sometimes commonplace benign ocular neoplasms.