Meeting Materials



January 10, 2017
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
(or until conclusion of business)

2420 Del Paso Road, Sequoia Room, Sacramento, CA 95834


UC Berkeley School of Optometry
Meredith Morgan Eye Center
200 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

4700 Natick Avenue, Lobby
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


1. Call to Order/Roll Call

2. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

Note: The committee may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this public comment section, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting [Government Code §11125, §11125.7(a)].

3. Discussion and Possible Action on Continuing Education Course Approval Requests Pursuant to California Code of Regulations § 1536

A. 1. Emerging Optometry Roles in an Integrated Multidisciplinary Setting
    2. Psychosocial Impact of Strabismus and Amblyopia
    3. To Be or Not to Be? Glaucoma or Not?
B. 1. Cataract Surgery and Dementia
    2. The Art of Scleral Depression: Examination Techniques and a Wet Lab
C. Clinical Pearls for Retinal Surgery
D. Safety and Efficacy of DARP in Patients with Neovascular AMD
E. Identifying Retinal Findings
F. Keratoconus Treatment Options and New Advancements in Laser Technology
G. Fluorescein Angiography Conference
H. Clinical Surgery Observation
I. 1. Diabetic Retinopathy
    2. Optical Coherence Tomography
    3. MIGS – Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery – The Basics
    4. The Red Eye
    5. Challenging Refractive Surgery Cases: How to Manage Patients Outcomes with Advanced Technology
J. 1. Intraocular Foreign Bodies – Things Left Inside the Eye
    2. Advancements in Refractive Surgery
    3. Optic Nerve Head Pallor – Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome
    4. What’s New in Low Vision
    5. Evolution of Scleral Lenses
    6. Diagnosis & Management: Vitreous Detachments, Retinal Tears, & Retinal Detachments
    7. Cataract Surgery Comanagement Pearls
    8. Corneal Crosslinking/LASIK Complications
K. Retina Update 2016
L. The Pharmacology of Allergies
M. 1. Femtosecond-Assisted Cataract Surgery
    2. OCT Angiography
    3. IOL Choices
N. 1. Glaucoma Grand Rounds: Case Presentations
    2. Cornea Ectasia: Keratoconus (New Treatment Options Part 1)
    3. Cornea Ectasia: Keratoconus Pellucid Marginal Degeneration and Post-Lasik Ectasias (New Treatment Options Part 2)
O. Refractive Surgery Considerations and IOL Selection in Abnormal Corneas
P. Occupational Hazards and Refractive Options: Improving the Vision of First Responders
Q. CRRF 15th Annual Educational Meeting
R. How to Avoid Being Burned by Pseudoexfoliation
S. Ocular Oncology and Retinal Pathology
T. 1. Collagen Cross Linking and Keratoconus 2016
    2. Addressing Adherence: The Importance of Patient Compliance on the Overall Progression of Glaucoma
U. 1. Advances in Glaucoma Therapy
    2. Refractive Cataract Surgery

4. Election of Practice and Education Committee Chair

5. Adjournment

The mission of the California State Board of Optometry is to protect the health and safety of California consumers through licensing, education, and regulation of the practice of Optometry.

Meetings of the California State Board of Optometry and its committees are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. Public comments will be taken on agenda items at the time the specific item is raised. Time limitations will be determined by the Chairperson. The Committee may take action on any item listed on the agenda, unless listed as informational only. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum.

NOTICE: The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Rob Stephanopoulos at (916) 575-7184 or sending a written request to that person at the California State Board of Optometry, 2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 105, Sacramento, CA 95834. Providing your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.