Technicians & Nurses Saturday Highlights | ASCRS
Technicians & Nurses Program

Saturday HIghlights

Sat
Apr 23, 2022

Session A
TN-201 Approach to the Patient with Double Vision
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Karl Golnik, MD, MEd
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will provide a practical approach to the patient with monocular or binocular double vision. Video examples will illustrate many abnormal patterns of eye movements.
TN-202 House Without the Attitude: Detecting Difficult Diagnoses
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Karl Golnik, MD, Med
Level: Advanced

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will delve into the process of determining the source of patient’s visual loss when no apparent cause is obvious. Refractive, retinal, nerve and visual pathways will be covered in a case-based manner.
TN-203 MIGS
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eydie Miller-Ellis, MD
Level: Intermediate Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will review devices and procedures used for micro-invasive glaucoma surgery.
TN-204 Biometry for Cataract Surgery in 2022
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Mitchell Weikert, MD
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: The indications for intraocular lens (IOL) implantation following cataract surgery and clear lensectomy have significantly increased, along with patient expectations. This course will address the fundamentals of biometry and IOL calculations. Techniques for measuring axial length and keratometry will be reviewed, as well as the various IOL formulas in common use today. Pearls to maximize measurement accuracy and IOL choice will be discussed.
TN-205 Managing Comorbidities in Cataract Surgery Patients
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Vasudha Panday, MD
Level: Advanced

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will address various challenges that can arise in patients with relevant comorbidities as they undergo cataract surgery.
TN-206 The Ophthalmic Technician's Role in the Assessment Process
4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Neil Choplin, MD
Level: Intermediate Synopsis & Educational Value: This lecture will focus on how ophthalmic technicians will assist the physician in the overall patient cataract evaluation process and what the expectations will be during the patient encounter. It will provide a brief overview of cataracts, define the roles of the surgical coordinator/ophthalmic technician, and the methods used to assist the patient on preparing them for cataract surgery.
Session B
TN-207 ER Management: How to Maximize Your Staff Potential
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Instructor: Christine McDonald, COE, COA Faculty: Natalie Loyacano, COMT, OSA
Level: Intermediate Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will review the 3 E’s and the 3 R’s needed to maximize your staff potential. It will discuss key topics such as how to educate and engage your staff, as well as how to identify deficiencies and how to help employees succeed in their roles.
TN-208 Seeing the Future
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Michael Stewart, MD
Level: Advanced

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will cover new ophthalmic technologies, devices and apps that use novel platforms and telemedicine for examinations and discuss ways practitioners can integrate them into practice.
TN-209 Vitreomacular Interface Problems: Macular Pucker and Beyond
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Michael Stewart, MD
Level: Intermediate Synopsis & Educational Value: Course discusses the vitreomacular interface and its propensity for disease. Conditions such as macular hole, macular pucker and vitreomacular traction will be discussed in detail, as well as other conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, for which the interface may play a role. Numerous case presentations will be included.
TN-210 New, Innovative Directions in Glaucoma Detection and Management
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
James Tsai, MD
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will provide a summary of new innovative advances in the detection and management of glaucoma. The participant will gain a greater understanding of potential new technologies to assess visual function, provide sustained release of drugs, and control intraocular pressure via less invasive surgical methods.
TN-211 Clinic Visit Coding Clarity
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Laurie Brown, MBA, COMT
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: In eyecare, we have two sets of office visit code choices, E&M and eye codes. Questions continue about documentation requirements, and which is the best choice. In this course, we will review code options and keys to making coding choices in various scenarios.
TN-212 Ocular Surface Transplantation
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Enrica Sarnicola, MD Faculty: Elizabeth Kinosz, LPN
Level: Advanced Synopsis & Educational Value: Course will discuss the diagnosis and etiology of conditions that may require a limbal stem cell transplant. It will also review the role of the stem cell transplant coordinator and the basic surgical aspects involved in an ocular transplantation program.