Individualizing the Approach to Treating Glaucoma

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November 30, 2016
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

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Murray Fingeret OD, FAAO

Murray Fingeret OD, FAAO
Chief, Optometry Section
Dept of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Health Care System
Brooklyn, NY 
Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry
New York, NY

Dr. Murray Fingeret, a graduate of the New England College of Optometry, completed a residency at the Joseph C. Wilson Health Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Fingeret is Chief of the Optometry Section, Brooklyn/St. Albans Campus, Department of Veterans Administration New York Harbor Health Care System. Dr. Fingeret is a Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Fingeret is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, the American Optometric Association, and the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Fingeret is a founding member and past-president of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and is the recipient of the 2013 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award from the American Academy of Optometry, 2008 Distinguished Service Award Optometric Glaucoma Society, 2005 Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal from the American Academy of Optometry, 1999 AMSUS Federal Service Optometrist of the Year award and 1996 Otsuka Glaucoma Educators Award from the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Fingeret is on the editorial boards for the Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Glaucoma Today, Primary Care Optometry News, Optometry Times and Review of Optometry and has authored numerous articles and co-authored the texts "Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures" and "Primary Care of the Glaucomas".

Dominick Opitz, OD, FAAO

Dominick Opitz, OD, FAAO
Associate Professor, Illinois College of Optometry
Senior Director, Ophthalmology Services and Practice Development
Illinois Eye Institute

Dr. Opitz received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago and proceeded to earn his doctorate of optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1996. Following graduation, he completed a hospital-based primary care/ocular disease residency at the Hampton Virginia Veterans Administration Medical Center from 1996-1997.
In July 2006, Dr. Opitz accepted a full-time faculty appointment at the Illinois College of Optometry, where he serves as assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Education. He also is the senior director of ophthalmology services and  practice development for the Illinois Eye Institute. Prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Opitz was partner in a multidisciplinary medical/surgical eye care center. His areas of interest include glaucoma, uveitis, ocular surface disease and clinical research. Dr. Opitz is a member of AOA, IOA, OGS and ARVO. Fellow, AAO and Past-President of the Illinois Chapter of AAO.

Ron Melton, OD, FAAO

Ron Melton, OD, FAAO
Group practice in Charlotte, North Carolina
Educators in Primary Eye Care
Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University School of Optometry

Dr. N. Ron Melton is an optometrist who specializes in eye exams & routine eye care and optical & contacts in Charlotte, NC. He received his undergraduate degree from Greensboro College and his medical degree from the Integrated Biological Sciences Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He became an adjunct faculty member of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1981. He also served as a captain in the US Army as a clinical optometrist at Hawley Army Hospital. In 1999 he received a second undergraduate degree from UNC School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, the North Carolina Optometric Association, and the Optometric Glaucoma Society.
1. Detect the early signs and symptoms of glaucoma 
2. Discuss the current and emerging treatment options available for glaucoma
3. Identify improved methods of effective patient communication 

This course is jointly sponsored by the Illinois College of Optometry and CME Matters LLC.
This course is COPE-qualified for 1.0 hour(s) of CE credit. Please check with your state licensing board to see if this approval counts towards your actual CE requirements for relicensure. (COPE-ID#51714-GL  Event#112599)

This course does not qualify as Certified CE or Transcript Quality CE.

This initiative has been funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Allergan Inc.
Murray Fingeret OD discloses the following: Consultant: Aerie pharmaceuticals, Alcon, Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Heidelberg Engineering, Inotek Pharmaceutics, Reichert, and Topcon
Dominick Opitz, OD discloses the following: Advisory board and Consultant: Shire and Bausch + Lomb/Valeant.
Ron Melton, OD discloses the following: Advisory board, Consultant, and Speakers' Bureau, Grant Reaserch Recipient: Allergan, ICARE, Shire, and Valeant.

Christina M. Ohnsman, MD of CMO Medical Communications, Cathy Pagano, CHCP of CME Matters LLC, and John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP of the American Academy of CME have nothing relevant to disclose.  

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