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LASERs in Eye Care (Part 4): Age Related Macula Degeneration (ARMD) LASER Care

LASERs in Eye Care (Part 4): Age Related Macula Degeneration (ARMD) LASER Care

LASERs in Eye Care (Part 4): Age Related Macula Degeneration (ARMD) LASER Care

Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)
Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)

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Launch date: 16 Sep 2015

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2017

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LASERs in Eye Care (Part 4): Age Related Macula Degeneration (ARMD) LASER Care
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Age related macula degeneration (ARMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world today and increasing dramatically with the evolving age demographic. Degeneration is an irreversible pathophysiologic condition, but its etiology, clinical manifestations, appearance at its varying levels (early, dry and wet stages) in the macula and indeed, the progress being made in prevention, treatments and even “cures” are essential for all clinicians to understand. Part 4 of this LASER series addresses all aspects of ARMD.

Objectives

To present the etiologies, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of ARMD;
To present the etiologies, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of ARMD;
To provide information on the treatment, prevention and potential "cures" being studied for ARMD;
To provide information on the treatment, prevention and potential "cures" being studied for ARMD;
To enumerate and describe the current LASERs treatments available for ARMD.
To enumerate and describe the current LASERs treatments available for ARMD.
Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)

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Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)

LASERs in eye care have become a critical component in the treatment and management of patients in our practices and clinics. They are used in all forms of care from routine refraction (e.g., autorefractors, wavefront aberrometers) to refractive surgery, to cosmetic applications, and most important, in the care of retinal conditions, diabetic retinopathies, ARMD, glaucoma and now, cataract surgery with the femtosecond LASER. It is imperative for the primary eye care practitioner to understand the use of all LASERs in their patients' care and their participation in the diagnostic decisions, post-LASER management care and patient education considerations. This 6 part series with slides and videos will cover all the clinical considerations regarding LASERs in eye care and will also (in Part 1) provide an understandable (technical - simple, but not "simpler") explanation of LASERs and how they're used. The Part 1 discussion (LASERs: The Science made simple…but not simpler) is essential prerequisite information for all the remaining Parts in the Series which deal with the specifics of all the major LASER applications and their associated clinical conditions. This is a challenging series, but of enormous clinical value to you and your patients.
LASERs in EYE CARE Series (6 Parts):
Part 1: LASERs: The Science made simple…but not simpler
Part 2: Refraction - Refractive Surgery & Cosmetic LASERs
Part 3: Retinal and Diabetic LASER Treatments
Part 4: LASERs in Age Related Macula Degeneration (ARMD)
Part 5: LASERs in Glaucoma Care
Part 6: Cataract Surgery and the Femtosecond LASER
Author Bio:
> Internationally acclaimed clinical educator, author;
> Recognized expert in anterior segment, corneal disorders, refractive surgery and new eye care technologies;
> With Nicolitz Eye Consultants, a multispecialty ophthalmology group in Jacksonville, F
> Does clinical research on numerous eye care technologies;
> Voted one of 10 most influential optometrists of 20th century by the Review of Optometry Journal and 20/20 Magazine;
> 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Ocular Surface Society of the American Optometric Association;
> 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Optometric Glaucoma Society;
> 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Optometry;
> 2015 Primary Care Optometry News, “Pioneer in Optometry” Award

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