SEPTEMBER 14 // Pavillion 7, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

ESCRS ANNUAL MEETING COURSES

TWO DIFFERENT COURSES IN ONE DAY

WHEN

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

WHERE

PAVILLION 7, PARIS EXPO PORTE DE VERSAILLES, 1 PLACE DE LA PORTE DE VERSAILLES

COURSE 1 - IOL CALCULATIONS FOR REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY

TIME: 8:30AM to 12:30PM

Instructor: Rhonda G. Waldron, MMSc / COMT / CRA / ROUB / CDOS

With ever-increasing patient expectations and the advent of advanced technology intraocular lenses,cataract surgery has moved into the realm of refractive surgery, demanding that we continuously evaluate the accuracy of performing preoperative measurements and IOL calculations. With the complexity of some patients such as high myopes and those that have had prior refractive surgery, this topic is more relevant than ever before. This course will review the principles of lens constant personalization, formula selection, keratometry for both monofocal and toric implants, standardization of axial length measurements with both optical and ultrasound techniques, and the most current methods for post-refractive surgery calculations.

The course will conclude with a hands-on session of both optical and immersion biometry using equipment.

COURSE 2 - B-SCAN ULTRASOUND TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS

TIME: 14:30PM to 18:30PM

Instructor: Rhonda G. Waldron, MMSc / COMT / CRA / ROUB / CDOS

B-scan ultrasound is an invaluable tool for the differentiation of a wide range of ocular disorders. This course will discuss the diagnostic capabilities of both posterior segment B-scan and UBM of the anterior segment when optimal examination techniques are utilized. The principles involved for thorough B-scan screening of the posterior segment will be reviewed in addition to case presentations illustrating the differentiation of pathology in the vitreous, retina, choroid, sclera and optic nerve, as well as the use of diagnostic A-scan to aid in diagnoses. UBM examination techniques will also be reviewed, followed by case presentations illustrating the differentiation of iris and ciliary body pathology in addition to techniques for sulcus-to-sulcus and angle measurements. The course will conclude with a hands-on session of both posterior segment and UBM techniques using equipment.

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COURSE INSTRUCTOR

RHONDA G. WALDRON MMSc COMT CRA ROUB CDOS

Rhonda currently serves as Diagnostic Echographer/Senior Ophthalmic Medical Technologist, at Emory Eye Center and Senior Associate in Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta GA. In addition to 30 clinic hrs per week, Rhonda’s responsibilities include development of clinical protocol and training of clinical staff and ophthalmology residents in each of the following areas: Ultrasound Biometry: Immersion A-Scan axial eye length measurement, Optical Biometry: IOL Master axial eye length measurement, IOL Power Calculation: Holladay IOL Consultant/Holladay II, Ultrasound Diagnostic 10 MHz B-Scan: Standardized imaging, localization and differentiation of ocular lesions/pathology in the posterior segment, Ultrasound Diagnostic 20-50 MHz B-Scan: Standardized (high resolution) imaging, localization and differentiation of ocular lesions/pathology in the anterior segment, Ultrasound Diagnostic A-Scan: Standardized (A-Scan) imaging, localization and differentiation of ocular lesions/pathology in the globe, and Intra-operative Ultrasound Guidance: Radioactive plaque therapy for choroidal melanoma. Rhonda graduated from Emory University and became a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist in 1984, then became a Certified Retinal Angiographer in 1986. She joined the staff at Emory Eye Center in 1988 and earned her Master of Medical Science in Ophthalmic Technology from Emory in 1994. She became a Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist in 1997 and a Certified Diagnostic Ophthalmic Sonographer in 2001. She was a certified echographer for the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study and she is the author of the B-Scan module in JCAHPO’s Refinements series as well as Medscape’s chapters on A-Scan Biometry and Ocular B-Scan Ultrasound. In 1999 she started her own company, Eye Scan Consulting, providing regional and private accredited educational seminars in Ophthalmic Biometry and Diagnostic B-Scan Ultrasound across the country and in Europe and Canada.

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