2016 FCO Conference Course Descriptions



Kia Eldred-McGee, OD, FAAO

Management of the Acquired Brain Injury Patient  COPE: 42515-NO

This course covers causes, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to assist persons with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) from cerebrovascular accidents and traumatic brain injuries. ABI management includes many aspects of optometry: binocular vision, low vision and ocular health, to assist patients in recovery and contribute to overall quality of life.

Special Needs Children with Cortical Visual Impairment  COPE 47410-FV

What can the optometrist do to provide appropriate care for babies born with disabilities? An overview of common diagnoses in the special needs population and their visual diagnoses will be presented. Methods to complete a functional vision evaluation, providing much needed information for teachers, caretakers and providers, will be described, as well as practical recommendations to optimize the child’s vision.

Eileen Gable, OD, FAAO

Diabetes Update 2016: A Systemic Disease with an Ocular Epidemic  COPE 49945-SD

This course provides a comprehensive update on ocular and systemic advances in diagnosis, medical treatment, and management of diabetes and its ocular complications. The course also presents new research on both optimal treatment outcomes and prevention of disease. 

 Pediatric Grand Rounds  COPE 49944-FV

This course provides a systematic approach to treatment and management of complex presentations of ocular and systemic disease in children. Conditions covered include refractive errors, refractive amblyopia, binocular anomalies, anterior and posterior segment disease, and ocular complications of systemic disease. 

 Lee Peplinski, OD, FAAO

IOP: Beyond the Numbers  COPE 49005-GL

IOP is a “noisy” data point on which we depend for several clinical decisions in glaucoma management.  What are the most important features of IOP and how much emphasis should you place on this number?

Clinical Grand Rounds  COPE 49006-SD

These cases will challenge even the most seasoned clinician. From patient presentation, history, testing and results, to differential and final diagnoses and treatment plan, these cases are sure to promote problem-oriented evaluation and evidence-based treatment.