CEwire is the largest online CE conference in optometry. Over 9,000 ODs have taken our courses!
Now we've taken some of the best lectures from CEwire2017 and CEwire2018, and made them available to you here as CEwire Encore!
Your registration to CEwire Encore gives you access gives you some of the most popular shows at prior CEwire events.
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|All Courses COPE Approved|
|CHRONIC DRY EYE DISEASE: 80s DANCE PARTY STYLE
Laura Periman, MD
Review the latest concepts and organizational constructs to enhance your understanding of CDED.
Easy summaries and fun analogies will be used to condense the best recent literature into a ready-to-use form.
|CONTEMPORARY KERATOCONUS TREATMENT STRATEGIES
Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO
Keratoconus (KCN) carries devastating visual consequences. Therefore, it is imperative for optometrists to assist patients in navigating through new treatment recommendations to maximize clinical outcome.
This course will discuss the most current KCN management paradigm including disease stabilization and other adjunctive treatment technologies.
|PREMIUM IOLS—CURRENT STATE OF THE ART
Richard S Witlin MD, FACS
Premium IOLs represent an exciting option for visual rehabilitation following cataract surgery. It is critical for the co-managing doctor to understand the issues associated with this technology.
Areas to be covered will include: proper patient selection, pros and cons of each currently available advanced-technology will be discussed, special considerations (such as post-refractive patients) will be presented, and management of post-operative complaints and issues to be discussed.
Graham Lakkis BScOptom
With increased scanning speed and improved accuracy of retinal localisation, it is now possible to image the blood flow in retinal vessels via OCT scanning.
This lecture will discuss how OCT angiography works, its clinical applications, potential diagnostic benefits and current limitations. Case reports will be presented showing the utility of OCT angiography in optometric practice.
|OCULAR SURFACE DISEASE: DEMYSTIFYING THE DIAGNOSIS
Crystal Brimer, OD
Every day patients with ocular surface issues enter our exam room, with and without symptoms. Learn how to implement easy, yet compelling, screening techniques that create an opportunity to practice preventative care instead of reactive care.
Discover diagnostic tips and tools to scientifically pinpoint the underlying etiology of your patients dry eye symptoms and prepare you to couple them with proven, diagnostic based treatments for predictable results. Without a formula, the success of ocular surface treatments can be hit or miss, but utilizing such a systemic approach creates outcome predictability and clinical confidence.
|MACULAR PIGMENT SUPPLEMENTATION A PRESCRIPTION FOR VISION AND COGNITIVE HEALTH
John Nolan, PhD
In this course, you will learn about the macular carotenoids, how they are sourced, how they are optimized in the eye, how they are optimized in the brain, and what this means for visual function, visual health and cognitive function.
This information will play an important role in eye care when helping patients enhance the health and quality of their vision.
|INTERPRETATION OF LAB VALUES USED IN CLINICAL PRACTICE A COMBINED PROSPECTIVE FROM AN OPTOMETRIST AND CARDIOLOGIST
Kerry Gelb, OD
Jeffrey Gold DO, FACC
In this course, we'll review: commonly ordered labs, interpretation of results, and evaluation of case histories as they apply to lab values and clinical conditions seen in an optometric office.
|CORNEAL CROSSLINKING AND TOPOGRAPHIC ABLATIONS
Eric Donnenfeld, MD
This Course will discuss the recent FDA approval of riboflavin UV crosslinking and the use of topographic ablations to improve ectatic corneas.
|ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS TO COMMON OCULAR DISEASE: WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T
Scot Morris, OD
This course will explore alternative treatments to many of the common ocular diseases including environmental changes, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical alternatives as well as surgical and other non-conventional approaches to disease management.
|Crystal Brimer, OD is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Southern College of Optometry, and a Fellow of the AAO. In Wilmington, NC, she owns a private boutique practice and Dry Eye Center, that she also uses for clinical investigations. Dr. Brimer is devoted to the development of equipment and protocols that help doctors differentiate the underlying causes of ocular surface disease and ensure successful outcomes.
Dr. Brimer enjoys publishing articles as well as the extensive travel, both nationally and internationally, to lecture and consult within the field. In her down time, she enjoys life on the water and being a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
|Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO is both Director of Cornea Specialty Lenses at Wills Eye Hospital - Cornea Service and Director of Clinical Services at TLC Vision. After finishing his residency, he further completed a fellowship in cornea and contact lenses. He has taken part in numerous clinical studies on corneal cross-linking and has authored extensively on keratoconus management involving both surgical and/or contact lens innovations.
He is an advisory board member at International Keratoconus Academy (IKA), Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI), and Optometric Cornea Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS). In addition, Dr. Chang is also the immediate past president of New Jersey Academy of Optometry and the current vice chair of the membership committee at the American Academy of Optometry.
|Eric Donnenfeld, MD, is a founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Connecticut. He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1977 and first in his class at Dartmouth Medical School in 1980. He was a resident and Chief Resident at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and he completed a Cornea Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in 1985. He is a trustee of Dartmouth Medical School and a clinical professor of ophthalmology at NYU.
Dr. Donnenfeld has served as Resident Instructor at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and as Program Director at North Shore University Hospital. He is a National Medical Director of TLC and Surgical Director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island. Dr. Donnenfeld served as president of many professional societies including the Nassau Surgical Society, cornea section of ASCRS, the Ophthalmology Division of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, and the International Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. He is the immediate past president of ASCRS. Dr. Donnenfeld is the editor-in-chief of EyeWorld and the editor in chief emeritus of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.
He has written over 190 peer review papers on cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery, and 30 book chapters and books. He is on the editorial board of 9 journals and has participated in over 60 FDA studies. He was a primary investigator of both the excimer laser and femtosecond laser for cataract surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has received its Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Life Time Achievement Award, and Secretariat Award.
|Kerry Gelb, OD is a graduate of the SUNY College of Optometry. Upon graduation he received his Doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry and garnered his Residency at the St. Albans Extended Care Center where he focused on the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. He also held a staff position as Assistant Clinical Professor at the SUNY College of Optometry.
Dr. Gelb is in private practice in New York and New Jersey, where he is a sub lease holder at five LensCrafters locations, and is also the current President and a Board Member of ALLDocs, the Association of Lenscrafters Leasholding Doctors. Kerry is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the New Jersey Optometric Society.
While active on the lecture circuit, Kerry speaks on topics ranging from the diagnosis and treatment of external eye disease, corneal refractive therapy, and clinical ophthalmic procedures, to contact lenses, nutrition related to ocular disease, diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is a Clinical Investigator for Abbott Medical Optics and for the Ciba Vision Contact Lens Ev4-04 Trial, and has been published in the Academy of Optometry and Optometry Times.
Dr. Gelb has also volunteered in the “OneSight” program, helping to restore and preserve vision for people in need internationally. He enjoys exercising, traveling, playing softball, and currently resides in Scotch Plains, New Jersey where he lives with his wife and children.
|Jeffrey Gold, DO, FACC is a board certified cardiologist who has been in private practice for over 20 yrs. After graduating from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine he did a 1 year rotating internship. He performed his internal medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Medical center and Cardiology fellowship at the Manhattan VA/NYU medical center. He spent an additional year at the University of Massachusetts medical center as an interventional fellow.
Dr. Gold has expertise in clinical cardiology and has spent the majority of his career in the cardiac catheterization lab performing invasive cardiac procedures. Over the past decade Dr.Gold has focused on preventive cardiology with a keen interest in vascular biology, lipids and has taken advanced training in metabolic cardiology. He resides in Westfield NJ with his wife Vivian and 3 children
|Graham Lakkis BScOptom graduated with his Optometry degree from the University of Melbourne in 1988 and was awarded the Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award. In 1991 he opened his private practice in the Melbourne suburb of Keilor East. The practice has a strong clinical focus on ocular disease, therapeutic management, specialised contact lens fitting, and advanced clinical equipment. Graham completed his training in Ocular Therapeutics in 2000. In 2008 the practice was selected as a clinical site for the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Community Eyecare Partnership.
As well as private practice, Graham is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Department of Optometry and Vision Science, and Lead Optometrist at the University of Melbourne Glaucoma Clinic. He is a member of the Optometry Board of Australia’s Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee and Secretary of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society in Victoria. Graham was heavily involved in the writing of the Glaucoma Guidelines for Optometry Australia.
|John Nolan, PhD is the Principal Investigator of the Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG) in the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (www.nrci.ie) in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. His research group studies the role of eye nutrition for vision and prevention of blindness, and current studies are investigating the link between nutrition and brain health and function.
Dr. Nolan has secured over €5 million in research funding to date to support these studies. He has presented at over 100 international scientific conferences and have published 89 peer-reviewed scientific papers, which have been cited 3,317 times. His H-index is 37.
Dr. Nolan is the co-editor of Carotenoids and Retinal Disease published by Taylor and Francis in 2013, and is a member of the Ocular Nutrition Society.
He is also currently serving his third term as Chair of the International Brain and Ocular Nutrition (BON) Conference and is an editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
|Laura Periman, MD is a General Ophthalmologist and Ocular Surface Disease Specialist at Redmond Eye Clinic in Redmond, WA. While she was putting herself through college at Willamette University, she won the Terry Spies Memorial Scholarship at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center. Here, her interests in molecular biology began.
Her interests in immunopathophysiology took root during her work in Research and Development at Immunex Corporation in the Molecular Biology Department prior to attending medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. During medical school, she received the Rex and Arlene Garrison Oncology Fellowship, the Western Medical Student Research Committee Award for Excellence and was elected to the honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Upon graduation with honors, she also received the Georgianna Kirby Award for outstanding patient dedication and compassion.
Dr Periman completed her Ophthalmology Residency as well as Cornea/Refractive Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has nine peer reviewed publications and has written extensively on the topic of Ocular Surface Disease. Her unique and passionate perspective on OSD stems from her work in immunopathophysiology. She is an enthusiastic speaker who loves bridging the gap between basic science, clinical practice and patient compassion.
|Richard S. Witlin, MD, FACS, of the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care, serving East Brunswick, Toms River, and Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the pioneers in refractive surgery in the New Jersey area since 1981 when he performed the first radial keratotomy procedure in central New Jersey.
Following the FDA approval of excimer laser surgery in 1996, Dr. Witlin took up both photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK surgery. One of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in New Jersey, Dr. Witlin has performed 6,000 LASIK procedures and 25,000 cataract procedures since 1997. The surgical results have been outstanding, with over 98% of his patients achieving 20/40 or better visual acuities.
A board-certified ophthalmic microsurgeon, Dr. Witlin received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where he graduated with honors at the top of his class and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship and residency at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, New York, where he served as chief resident in ophthalmology.
Dr. Witlin is an enthusiastic refractive surgical educator, sharing his expertise with numerous professional and civic groups. He has trained and supervised many eye doctors and has lectured throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Witlin maintains faculty appointments at several prestigious teaching hospitals, including Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. In 1998, Dr. Witlin established the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care, dedicated to the performance of refractive eye surgery and small incision, sutureless cataract microsurgery.
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