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Optometry 2020 - 2019 Series
Sheraton Hartford South
100 Captial Blvd.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
USA
(860) 257-6000

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: Events

Registration & Lunch: 12:00pm-1:00pm
CE Class: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Speaker: Andrew Morgenstern, O.D.
Anterior Segment Section The Missing Link Corneal Crosslinking and Keratoectasia A Call to Action (49893-AS 2 Hours)
Approximately 20 of keratoconics historically will go on to need corneal transplantations. The recently FDA approved device for corneal crosslinking CXL is designed to stabilize keratoconus and corneal ectasia. As CXL becomes commonplace within optometric practices, we could have our first generation of patients who will not routinely need keratoplasty or suffer progressive vision loss. This new era of keratoconus management will revolutionize how optometry diagnose and treat this visually devastating disease. Understanding current and future clinical technologies will help us stop keratoconus at its earliest track.

School of Hard Knocks The Most Up to Date Info on TBI, CTE and the NFL Concussion Crisis (58008-NO 2 Hours)
TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from mild i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to severe i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury. Most TBIs that occur each year are mild, commonly called concussions. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy CTE is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic sub-concussive hits to the head.

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