Laser Procedures Program Schedule of Events

The Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians is Pleased to Host the
Northeastern State University Optometry College of Oklahoma’s
Laser Procedures Program
August 17 & 18, 2019 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
16 hours of COPE Approved CME


Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment includes the training and opportunity to learn the technical skills required for performing anterior segment laser procedures. Topics include laser physics, laser tissue interactions, gonioscopy, and an in-depth discussion of the most-commonly performed clinical anterior segment laser procedures including YAG laser capsulotomy, laser peripheral iridotomy (PI), green laser trabeculoplasty (GLT), selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), and green laser peripheral iridoplasty. The indications, contraindications, alternative treatment options, risks, benefits, and procedural techniques are discussed in detail, as well as management of possible complications. Lecture is followed by hands-on laboratory training utilizing the Green, YAG, and SLT lasers.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 AM - 9:00  AM Laser Physics, Hazards & Safety COPE 52430-LP
Doug Penisten, OD, PhD
9:00 AM - 10:0 AM Laser Tissue Interactions COPE 52345-LP
Drs. Castillo, Lighthizer, Miller & Penisten
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Clinical Workshops: Introduction to Therapeutic Lasers COPE 52211-LP
Drs. Castillo, Lighthizer, & Penisten
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Gonioscopy: How to Interpret What You Are Seeing COPE 52348-PD
Doug Penisten, OD, PhD
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM -4:00 PM Laser Therapy for the Open Angle Glaucomas: ALT & SLT COPE 52418-GL
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Laser Therapy in Narrow Angles/Angle Closure: LPI and ALP COPE 52419-LP
Nate Lighthizer, OD
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy COPE 52344-LP
Nate Lighthizer OD
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Managing Potential Laser Complications COPE 51930-LP
Richard Castillo, OD, DO

Sunday, August 18, 2019

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:30 A.M Medicolegal Aspects of Anterior Segment Laser Procedures: Panel Discussion COPE 52345-LP
Drs. Castillo, Lighthizer, Miller & Penisten
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lab Rotations

  (1) YAG Capsulotomy Dr. Castillo
(2) Laser Peripheral Iridotomy Dr. Miller
(3) Gonioscopy & Laser Lenses Dr. Penisten
(4) Laser Trabeculoplasty: ALT & SLT Dr. Lighthizer
12:30 PM Review & Final Exam Nate Lighthizer, OD