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COPE Accreditation Statement:
All courses for Optometry have been COPE qualified for 6 continuing education units.

CME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Southern Union Conference. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement
This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME essentials and standards. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education relies on its CME faculty to provide program content that is free of commercial bias. Therefore, in accordance with ACCME standards, any faculty and/or provider industry relationships will be disclosed and resolved.

AANA Accreditation Statement:
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 6.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1033174; Expiration Date 10/8/2016.

AANP Accreditation Statement:
This activity is approved for a maxium of 6.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 16062213. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies

David Dwight Markoff, MD, FACS
Dr. Markoff received an undergraduate degree n Chemistry from Southern Adventist University. He attended medical school and did his Ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda University. Upon completion of his residency he joined Mountain Eye Associates in Clyde, NC where he has practiced for the last 24 years and currently serves as senior partner and president. Dr. Markoff was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in medical school. He has served as chief of staff at Haywood regional medical center and as president of the North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society. He has also served as an instructor for the Phaco and LRI wet labs at the annual ASCRS meeting. He met his wife Patricia in Loma Linda where she received a doctorate in Public Health. They have 3 children, and enjoy spending time hiking and water and snow skiing together. Dr. Markoff also enjoys serving and performing surgery in the developing world. He has a special interest in Bolivia, which he has been visiting annually since 1996.

Instructor: David Dwight Markoff, MD, FACS
Course title: Premium Intraocular Lenses
Description: This course will describe different premium IOL designs along with their positive and negative optical issues with a focus on increasing patient success rates with a chosen IOL.
Course objectives: At the end of this course the participant should be able to:
1. Describe the different lens types, designs, and materials available
2. Describe the positive and negative optical qualities of the different designs
3. Describe areas to focus on in the preoperative work-up and discussion with the patient
4. Describe examination and treatment techniques to help in dealing with the unhappy post-op patient

Instructor: David Dwight Markoff, MD, FACS
Course title: Oculoplastics and periocular malignancies
Description: This course will review current treatment options for eyelid pathologies including periocular cutaneous malignancies.
Course objectives: At the end of this course the participant should be able to:
1. Understand treatment options for lower eyelid malposition’s
2. Know the options for treating dermatochalasis and ptosis of the upper eyelids
3. Be able to recognize periocular lesions suspicious for malignancy
4. Understand excision and reconstruction options for periocular malignancies

Instructor: David Dwight Markoff, MD, FACS
Course title: Anesthesia for eye surgery
This talk will review the main methods of anesthesia for ocular and periocular surgeries, including a review of comparative studies of anesthesia for cataract surgery.
1. Understand the basic innervation of the orbit, eyelids, and globe
2. Understand the types of anesthetic agents available
3. Describe the different types of anesthesia for cataract surgery and the pros and cons of each
4. Describe the available types of anesthesia for oculoplastics and strabismus cases

Dr. Grace Oh, MD
After receiving an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Andrews University, Dr. Oh went on to the University of Michigan School of Medicine and received her doctorate in medicine in 1986. From 1986-87 she interned at Henry Ford Hospital in Internal Medicine and Neurology, Residency Training from 1987-1990 in Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a Fellowship in Glaucoma from 1990-91 at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelpia. After all of her training she was the Director of Glaucoma Services for six years at LLUSM, Department of Ophthalmology. She then worked for Doheny Eye Institute for six years and in 2003 began working at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veteran’s Hospital as a Glaucoma Consultant. She is currently working as a Glaucoma Consultant for Jackson Eye Associates in Jackson, Mississippi.

Instructor: Dr. Grace Oh, MD
Course title: Optical Coherence Tomography
Course description: Detection of disease progression is an important and challenging component of glaucoma management. With its high resolution, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has the potential to become an important tool for glaucoma progression detection when it is correlated with clinical examination and functional testing. This course presents the capabilities of the OCT technology and its limits, and shows how to assess the quality of scan for its reliability and avoid the pitfalls of false positives. Systemic steps to identify glaucoma progression with OCT will be discussed.
Course objectives: By the end of this lecture the participant will
1. Review the principles of Optical Coherence Tomography 2. Discuss how to assess scan quality and distinguish artifacts from true pathology
3. Discuss how to make adjustments for challenging cases for OCT
4. List the operating tips to minimize artifacts
5. List ways to track the progression of glaucoma using OCT

Instructor: Dr. Grace Oh, MD
Course title:Normotension Glaucoma
Course description: Normal-tension glaucoma (NTG), also known as low tension or normal pressure glaucoma, is a form of glaucoma in which damage of the optic nerve occurs in spite of the normal range of IOP. This lecture will discuss the mechanism in optical nerve damage and risk factors in NTG. The critical points of clinical evaluation and testing for early diagnosis of NTG glaucoma will be discussed. Treatment of NTG will be reviewed with special emphasis on neuroprotection.
Course objectives: ​By the end of this lecture the participants will
1. Review the latest research of optic nerve damage
2. Identify factors that increase the risk of glaucoma progression
3. Discuss alternative treatment approaches for neuroprotection

Instructor: Dr. Grace Oh, MD
Course title:Tube Shunts for Glaucoma
Course description: Glaucoma drainage implants have been used with increasing frequency in the management of glaucoma. This lecture will discuss the indications and advantages/disadvantages of the various types and sizes of tube shunts with their usage. Surgical techniques and tips on postoperative care to minimize post-operative complications and failure will be reviewed. High risk group for complication after tube shunt will be identified. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and other latest glaucoma procedures be presented at the end.
Course objectives: ​By the end of the lecture the participants will be able to:
1. List indications for various tube shunts.
2. Discuss surgical techniques that minimize post-operative complications.
3. Recognize risk factors for postoperative complication after tube shunt procedure
4. Discuss the pro and cons for use of the different types of shunts
5. Be acquainted with minimally invasive glaucoma stents and the latest glaucoma procedures.