Putting Concept into Action, an online workshop series on myopia management taught by clinical specialists from UC Berkeley Myopia Control Clinic.

Having difficulty deciding what to prescribe for myopia control? Come join our “Putting Concept Into Action” course on myopia management, where we provide the most clinically relevant knowledge in myopia management in a way that the clinicians can immediately apply to their daily practice. These high-quality interactive lectures meet the live-in person CE requirements of the California State Board of Optometry. Attendees will be able to interact with the speaker and ask questions in real-time via Zoom video conference.

Course Dates

November 17-18

Cancellation and Refund Policy
All cancellation must be made in writing by email to optoce@berkeley.edu. We do not accept phone cancellations. To receive a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee or credit for a future Online CE course equal in value, your cancellation request must be received at least 48 hours ahead of the webinar. Cancellation received less than 48 hours ahead of the webinar will not be refunded or credited. No refund or credits will be provided to no-shows on the day of the webinar unless due to a medical emergency, please see below.

Medical Emergencies

Cancellation due to medical emergencies must include a note from your primary or diagnosing physician. To receive a full refund minus the $10 cancellation fee or credit, we must receive your cancellation no later than 24 hours of completion of the webinar for a missed course.

Program Changes

If you make any changes in the dates of your attendance, you will be charged the fees that are in effect on the date you make the changes. Changes in your registration must be made by email to optoce@berkeley.edu and are contingent on availability. All program changes must be made by Monday, September 28th.

Registration

Registration for this program will open soon.
Contact matthieu.kaminski@berkeley.edu past the registration date.

Registration Closed

Program Outline

Day 1: Fighting the Myopia Epidemic, From the Bench to Bedside

2 CE Hours

When you have a young myopic patient in your practice, what is your go-to solution? How young is too young for contact lenses? When is it safe to discontinue myopia control treatments? Do you have recommendations for how much screen time kids should have? Is blue light helpful or harmful?
All of these questions are important to the success of a myopia management practice. In this series, we will look at evidence-based treatment and environmental recommendations for young myopes in your practice.

Session 1: Evidence-Based Management of Progressive Myopia
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Singh

In this session, we will take a case-based approach to managing progressive myopia. Age is the most significant risk factor when it comes to risk for progressive myopia and plays a key role in determining the course of treatment. We will look at cases of patients with myopia starting at just a few years of age until the late teenage years and evaluate the most appropriate treatments at each time point. Expect to leave this session with the confidence and knowledge base to prescribe myopia intervention treatments to all patients in your practice.

Session 2: Pharmaceutical Management of Myopia
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Singh

In this session, we will explore the role of pharmaceuticals in myopia management. What is the optimal dose of atropine for myopia control? What role does the patient’s ethnicity play in prescribing? What is the meaning of the “rebound effect” in atropine therapy and how can this be avoided? How do I know if my patient is experiencing side effects outside of the normal range? What new pharmaceutical treatments are being trialed? All of these questions will be addressed along with practical tips on prescribing atropine for myopia control.

Day 2: OrthoK in Myopia Management

2 CE Hours

In this 2 hour session, we will cover the exam flows, the test items, and the techniques and instruments specifically related to OrthoK exams. The underlying mechanisms for such discrepancy and differences compared to that of a routine exam will also be discussed. At the end of the session, the practitioners will be able to incorporate everything discussed immediately into their daily patient management.

Click on the link below for a Clinical Exam Flow For OrthoK Fitting.

Speaker: Dr. Maria Liu

Clinical Exam Flow for OrthoK Fitting

CE Credits

4 CE hours are available for the full two day program and will be COPE approved.

CE Credit By Day

Day 1 (2 CE Hours)
Fighting the myopia epidemic, from the bench to bedside

Day 2 (2 CE Hours)
OrthoK in myopia management

COPE Activity ID #120322

Speakers

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Sarah Kochik, OD, Phd
Assistant Clinical Professor
UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Maria Liu, OD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry and Vision Science
UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions!

matthieu.kaminski@berkeley.edu

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