VRS releases 2012 schedule for course on ‘AMD A to Z’

February 16, 2012

The evaluation, management and treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has changed significantly in the past several years. With continued changes expected, the AOA Vision Rehabilitation (VRS) course titled “AMD A to Z” will provide the practitioner with the latest information concerning the genetics of AMD; diagnostic testing for AMD; medical, surgical, nutraceutical and vision rehabilitation treatment modalities available to preserve and enhance visual functioning for individuals with AMD or those at risk for developing this condition.

The educational course objectives include:

  • Review current and anticipated benefits of nutraceutical intervention to both improve visual functioning and prevent vision loss from AMD.
  • Review how risk factors can be assessed for AMD.
  • Review current and anticipated medical and surgical interventions for AMD.
  • Understand the most commonly prescribed vision rehabilitation treatment options for AMD.

States interested in having the “AMD A to Z” course presented at association meetings can contact Melissa Flower at 800-365-2219, ext. 4136 or mlflower@aoa.org.

Armed Forces Optometric Society
Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Westin Peach Tree Plaza, Atlanta, Ga.
AOA VRS Presenter: Dawn DeCarlo, O.D.

Wednesday through Saturday May 2-5, time:TBD
Red Lion Colonial Hotel, Helena, Mont.
AOA VRS Presenter: TBD

Monday May 7, time TBD
Dallas, Texas
AOA VRS Presenter: David Lewerenz, O.D.

Saturday, May 19 from1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, Pa.
AOA VRS Presenter: David Lewerenz, O.D.

South Carolina
Friday through Saturday, Aug. 24-25, time: TBD
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
AOA VRS Presenter: Dawn DeCarlo, O.D.

New Jersey
Saturday Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sheraton Atlantic City Hotel and Convention Center, Atlantic City, N.J.
AOA VRS Presenter: David Lewerenz, O.D.

For additional information contact Melissa Flower at MLFlower@aoa.org. The schedule and presenters are subject to change.

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