• AMD: Technologies Used for Earlier Detection, Management, and Treatment

    AMD: Technologies Used for Earlier Detection, Management, and Treatment

    Speaker: Greg Caldwell OD, FAAO
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2021
    Many optometrists feel that "monitoring" is the only solution when it comes to age related macular degeneration (AMD). One in six people aged 60+ has some form of AMD. Like most conditions, early detection is crucial to improved or successful outcomes. This course will discuss dark adaptation, OCT, OCT angiography, preferential hyperacuity perimetry, and carotenoid measurements in earlier detection of subclinical, clinical and wet AMD.

  • Treatment of Early to Intermediate AMD

    Treatment of Early to Intermediate AMD

    Speaker: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2021
    Advances have been made in the treatment of early to intermediate dry AMD. This course discusses those advances, and how they can be used in your practice to help patients with AMD. Topics such as the potential for vitamin supplementation and lifestyle changes for positive outcomes, genetic testing, and dark adaptation and will be discussed, as well as new AMD treatments in the pipeline.

  • Structural & Functional Testing in AMD

    Structural & Functional Testing in AMD

    Speaker: Julie Rodman, OD, MSc, FAAO
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2021
    To best be able to treat AMD patients, practitioners need to have a full understanding of the condition from epidemiology to standard of care to classifications to structural and functional tests. This course offers a comprehensive review of when and how to use the different types of testing to aid practitioners in better diagnosing, monitoring, and treating their AMD patients.

  • A Modern Approach to AMD Diagnosis & Management

    A Modern Approach to AMD Diagnosis & Management

    Speaker: Timothy Earley, OD
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2021
    Research regarding early identification of age-related macular degeneration and management with nutritional support in AMD patients has evolved greatly over the last 20 years since publication of the first AREDS study. Examine how optometry has the opportunity to embrace evolving science to achieve early and proper diagnosis of AMD, and to then provide complete carotenoid nutrition, that has demonstrated the ability to improve vision outcomes in patients with this disease.