The AMD Continuum
Speaker: Amanda S. Legge, OD
Original Air Date: March 16, 2022
As optometrists, the goal of managing AMD is to preserve vision by diagnosing and managing the disease early and often. In order to do this, we must establish improved practice protocols and increase our comfort level diagnosing and educating our AMD patients. This course aims to increase understanding of AMD diagnosis and management from subclinical through late stage so we can prevent avoidable vision loss from AMD.
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
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
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
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.