2024 Tech Learning Objectives

Tech 2024 Course Descriptions & Learning Objectives

#1 Pupils and Cranial Nerves | Deion Sims, MD | Casey Eye Institute

This course will review the basics of pupils and extra-ocular muscle associated cranial nerves.

  • Identify the anatomical pathways involved in the pupillary light reflex pathway.
  • Describe an afferent pupillary defect.
  • Recognize the roles of cranial nerves II, III, IV, and VI in pupillary function and eye movements.

#2 Double Double Vision and Prisms | Meagan Shinbashi, MD | Casey Eye Institute

This course is an introduction to double vision and will cover topics such as common causes of double vision, differential diagnoses for monocular vs binocular vision, and prism basics.

  • Identify common causes of double vision.
  • Differentiate between monocular and binocular vision.
  • Understand basic prism physics.

#3 Wet/Dry AMD and Treatment for Both | Elliot Cherkas, MD | Casey Eye Institute

Unravel the complexities of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in the elderly population and around the world. This course will delve into the intricacies of both wet and dry AMD, providing a thorough understanding of their mechanisms, clinical presentations, and therapeutic approaches.

  • Delve into the principles and mechanisms of action of various AMD treatment options, including anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and laser photocoagulation.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of Wet/Dry AMD.
  • Explore the diagnostic modalities and evaluation techniques employed in AMD diagnosis.

#4 Diabetic Retinopathy and Treatment | Sarah Dugan, MD | Casey Eye Institute

This course is an introduction to diabetic retinopathy and treatment options.

  • Explain the different treatment options available for diabetic retinopathy and its complications.
  • Understand the clinical criteria used to diagnose and determine the severity of non-proliferative and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
  • Identify common sequalae of diabetic retinopathy that can cause vision loss.

#5 Glaucoma: Early Detection and Treatment Options | John Placide, MD | Casey Eye Institute

Review the signs of glaucoma with an eye toward early detection.

  • Learn about early Glaucoma management.
  • Review early glaucoma signs.
  • Understanding of glaucoma work-up.

#6 Uncommon Syndromes: Ehlers Danlos, Stevens Johnson, Charles Bonnet and More | Andrew Yang, MD | Casey Eye Institute

Discuss the presentations, ocular findings, and significance of ophthalmic association with rare systemic diseases and syndromes.

  • Understand the pathophysiology and relevance of rare syndromes with ocular presentations.
  • Identify ocular findings associated with rare systemic illnesses.
  • Understand current ophthalmic intervention for these systemic syndromes.

#7 Imaging: Basic Fundus Photography | Sabrina Bulas, MD | Casey Eye Institute

This talk will cover some of the most common indications for fundus photography, the clinical insight fundus photos provide about the disease process, and ways to maximize clinical utility of fundus photos. 

  • Understand the most common indications for fundus photos.
  • Ability to explain how particular fundings within fundus photos can provide insight into the patient’s disease process.
  • Develop optimization techniques of fundus photo capture to match particular pathology being tracked.

#8 Premium IOL’s and LAL’s | Matthew Kaufman, MD | EyeHealth Northwest

Learn how to conduct accurate and effective exams while still maintaining efficient clinical flow. Incorporate ways to guide and direct your patient while nurturing a patient relationship.

  • Ask SMART questions.
  • Take CHARGE of the exam.
  • Able to use diagnostic tests for comparison.

#9 Tips & Tricks to have both Quantity & Quality: How to be more efficient in patent work-ups | Jennifer L. Tu-Bui, COT | Portland VA Medical Center

This course will review the history of presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different models. It will introduce the new Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) and discuss how the LAL works and the patient workflow. Finally, this course will briefly discuss future presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens technology.

  • Describe the history of presbyopia-correcting IOLs.
  • Describe the risks and benefits of diffractive multifocal IOLs.
  • Describe the benefits and workflow of the Light Adjustable Lens.

#10 Pediatric Ophthalmology: Tips & Tricks for Working with Kids | Momo Ponsetto, MD | Casey Eye Institute

A general approach to the pediatric ophthalmology exam.

  • How to assess visual acuity in pediatric patients.
  • How to assess eye alignment in pediatric patients.
  • General framework and tips for approaching the pediatric ophthalmology exam. 

#11 Emergency Case Studies | Joseph Simonett, MD | EyeHealth Northwest

This course will review a variety of real world case examples of vision and life threatening ocular emergencies.

  • Recognize red flags and warning signs for ocular emergencies.
  • Learn key questions to ask patients to help determine the urgency of their problem.
  • Build confidence in triaging complex eye problems.

#12 Contact Lens Case Studies | Jina Chong, OD | Pacific University College of Optometry

The purpose of this lecture is to guide clinicians through common challenges with contact lenses. At the end of this lecture, the participant will be confident in navigating the following contact lens scenarios: lens surface challenges, lens optics, lens verification, lens wear and care.

  • Troubleshoot common challenges you may encounter in patients who wear contact lenses.
  • Recommend the appropriate lens cleaners and solutions for optimal lens care.
  • Understand techniques in assessing and improving comfort, fit, and vision through contact lenses.

#13 Oregon Vision Health Network: A Vision for the State | Mitchell Brinks, MD | Casey Eye Institute

This course will discuss developing a network of community vision telehealth screening and monitoring sites across Oregon in order to harness technological advances to detect eye disease with a focus on improving vision health outcomes by building screening, telehealth infrastructure and referral networks at the community level, while ensuring sustainability.

  • Discuss innovative mobile and telehealth screening initiatives that employ community-based strategic partnerships to bring primary and vision care to historically underserved communities through utilizing: a mobile health delivery model, advance ophthalmic imaging, and skilled care coordination teams.
  • Review a diagnostic accuracy pilot designed to measure vision screening protocols effectiveness and adaptiveness to a mobile health delivery model.
  • Discuss how empowering community health workers, who are strategically embedded in communities, are uniquely positioned to help address the social determinants of health for historically underserved communities.