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Welcome to EyeCon 2019!

When:
November 2-3, 2019
Where:
Omni Mandalay Las Colinas
221 E Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, Texas 75039
Phone: 972-556-0800
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Registration
Online Registration
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Rebate:
You MUST attend specified vendor Branding Sessions to qualify for REBATE
Handouts:
See handouts below under Speaker and Course Information. No wifi or paper course handouts will be furnished on site.
Who can attend:
This meeting is for Optometrists.

Events Schedule

May vary slightly

Saturday, November 2
Time Event
7:00 am — 6:00 pm Registration
7:00 am — 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 am — 8:30 am Macular Carotenoids Effects in the Eye Beyond
Jim Stringham, PhD
1 Hr D/T
Sponsored by MacuHealth
8:30 am — 9:30 am Branding Sessions (no CE Credit)
Weave, Novartis, OCuSOFT
9:30 am — 10:00 am Visit with Vendors
10:00 am — 11:00 am Dry Eye That Isn’t Dry Eye
Whitney Hauser, OD
1 Hr D/T
11:00 am — 12:00 pm Inflamma-story The Role Inflammation Plays in Dry Eye Disease
Whitney Hauser, OD
1 Hr D/T
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm Box Lunch (No CE)
Sponsored by 460 & Maculogix
1:00 pm — 2:40 pm Ocular Surface Disease: Innovations in Clinical Care
Whitney Hauser, OD
2 Hrs D/T
2:40 pm — 3:10 pm Visit with Vendors
3:10 pm — 5:00 pm Ocular and Systemic Differentials in Uveitis
Zanna Kruoch, OD, FAAO
2 Hrs D/T
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm Corneal Ulcers
Zanna Kruoch, OD, FAAO
1 Hr D/T
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm Celebratory Dinner honoring Joe DeLoach, OD, FAAO
Please join us in celebration of Dr. DeLoach's retirement from the University of Houston College of Optometry at the end of the year. This fundraiser will benefit the North Texas Eye Clinics which he established.

Be sure to RSVP! Casual Attire
Sunday, November 3
Time Event
7:00 am — 6:00 pm Registration
7:00 am — 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 am — 8:30 am What Are You Going To Do About Subclinical Eye Disease
Craig Thomas, OD
1 Hr D/T
Sponsored by Konan & Optovue
8:30 am — 9:30 am Branding Sessions (no CE Credit)
HOYA, Coopervision, Essilor
9:30 am — 10:00 am Visit with Vendors
10:00 am — 11:00 am Intense Pulse Light (IPL) as Adjunctive Therapy in Treating MGD in the Optometric Practice
Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO
1 Hr D/T
11:00 am — 12:00 pm Update on Ocular Surface Disease
Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO
1 Hr D/T
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm Box Lunch (No CE)
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
1:00 pm — 2:40 pm Premium IOLs: Patient Evaluation, Lens Choice and Dealing With Problems
Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO
2 Hrs D/T
2:40 pm — 3:10 pm Break to visit with Vendors
3:10 pm — 4:00 pm Blepharitis and Biofilm Lecture and Workshop
Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO
1 Hr D/T
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm Neuropathies of the Optic Variety
Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO
1 Hr D/T
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm 2019 Professional Responsibility Course
Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO
1 Hr Ethics

Course and Speaker Information

Jim Stringham, PhD

Jim Stringham, PhD

Macular Carotenoids Effects in the Eye Beyond
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Course Summary:
1 Hr D/T
Learn about the importance of ocular nutrition through level 1 studies and how enriching macular pigment can improve visual performance including visual-motor skills, latent inhibition, and cognition. Also, how a fortified macular pigment can protect against oxidative stress, one of the leading causes of age-related macular degeneration.

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Sponsored By: MacuHealth

Whitney Hauser, OD

Whitney Hauser, OD

Dry Eye That Isn’t Dry Eye
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Course Summary:
1 Hr D/T
Not all burning, irritated eyes are dry eye. This course will present several anterior segment cases that were initially misdiagnosed as Dry Eye Disease. Attendees will be offered case history, exam data and diagnostics testing results to interactively arrive at the proper conclusion. The course takes a deep dive into potential differential diagnoses that mimic Dry Eye Disease. Each case reviewed are conditions commonly seen in optometric practice and offer clinical application.

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Whitney Hauser, OD

Whitney Hauser, OD

Inflamma-story The Role Inflammation Plays in Dry Eye Disease
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Summary:
1 Hr D/T
Dry eye disease is a chronic and, possibly, progressive inflammatory condition. With millions of symptomatic patients, proper diagnosis and management of inflammation is integral in treatment. This course will discuss the innovative diagnostic tools and therapies emerging in clinical care and how they are applied to benefit patient outcomes.

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Whitney Hauser, OD

Whitney Hauser, OD

Ocular Surface Disease: Innovations in Clinical Care
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Course Summary:
2 Hrs D/T
This course provides a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the diagnosis of meibomian gland disease. The benefits and challenges of advanced diagnostic equipment will be examined along with how to best integrate new technologies into clinical practice. Attendees will be able to view the most innovative equipment in ocular surface care in the exhibit hall.

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Zanna Kruoch, OD, FAAO

Zanna Kruoch, OD, FAAO

Ocular and Systemic Differentials in Uveitis
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
3:10 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Summary:
2 Hrs D/T
Uveitis is a condition with a wide array of systemic associations. This course is designed to allow the practitioner to methodically develop a list of differentials utilizing relevant clinical information, pertinent history, and investigative studies. Discussion will focus on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of uveitis.

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Zanna Kruoch, OD, FAAO

Zanna Kruoch, OD, FAAO

Corneal Ulcers
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Course Summary:
1 Hr D/T
Topical corticosteroids have long been the drug of choice for managing both acute and chronic anterior segment inflammation. With corticosteroid use, complications may arise such as an increase in intraocular pressures, surface toxicity, or progressive corneal thinning. This one-hour course highlights alternative options for managing ocular inflammation of the anterior segment aside from steroids.

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Craig Thomas, OD

Craig Thomas, OD

What Are You Going To Do About Subclinical Eye Disease
Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Course Summary:
1 Hr D/T

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Sponsored By: Konan & Optovue

Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO

Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) as Adjunctive Therapy in Treating MGD in the Optometric Practice
Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Course Summary:
1 Hr D/T
Intense Pulse Light IPL has demonstrated therapeutic effectiveness in treating MGD. This one hour course will discuss the therapeutic application and the cosmetic implementations in incorporating IPL into the optometric practice. A hands on demonstration will enable the attendee to experience the details of performing the procedure.

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Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO

Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO

Update on Ocular Surface Disease
Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Summary:
1 Hr D/T
This one-hour course will provide the latest updates in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular surface disease by clinicians who practice full scope treatment of ocular surface disease patients within their specialty dry eye clinics. Various methods of achieving compliance during treatment of OSD patients will also be taught.

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Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO

Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO

Premium IOLs: Patient Evaluation, Lens Choice and Dealing With Problems
Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Course Summary:
2 Hrs D/T
This two hour course will review how to improve patient outcomes by managing presbyopia correcting and toric IOLs in todays optometric practice. This course will review how to match patients with the appropriate IOL and optimize their outcomes. Program content will include evidence-based didactic presentation and Pre-op management that will allow the clinician to educate the patient on various choices and IOL selection prior to the surgical consult. Post-op consideration of new high technology IOLs will also be discussed.

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Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO

Douglas Devries, OD, FAAO

Blepharitis and Biofilm Lecture and Workshop
Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
3:10 pm - 4:00 pm

Course Summary:
1 Hr D/T
This 1 hour lecture workshop will cover the Dry Eye and Blepharitis Syndrome and the biofilm contribution to MGD, folliculitis, and tissue breakdown. The lecture workshop will detail and demonstrate a method of microblepharoexfoliation to remove the biofilm and allow hands-on experience at observing and performing the procedure.

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Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

Neuropathies of the Optic Variety
Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Summary:
1 Hr D/T
This one hour continuing education course will focus on common pathologies of the optic nerve, with the exception of glaucoma. Distinctions will be made between several common terminologies describing optic nerve abnormalities. Additionally, characteristics of each type of optic neuropathy will be defined. Procedures and testing that aid in proper diagnosis, treatment and management of optic neuropathies will be discussed as well. Case presentations of optic neuropathies will also be presented in order to challenge the optometrist in his or her diagnostic skills.

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Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

2019 Professional Responsibility Course
Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Course Summary:
1 Hr Ethics
This is the 1-hour course in ethics professional responsibility required by the Texas Optometry Board to maintain optometric licensure in Texas

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