May 27, 2020
FREE Glaucoma & Keratoconus webinar | 2 TPA Credits
This is a live virtual event
MIGS in Glaucoma: Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery has become a safe and effective option for glaucoma patients after topical therapies have failed and filtration surgery is deemed to be too aggressive. Optometrists will continue to see an influx of patients that have undergone MIGS procedures. This course will provide the OD an overview of MIGS as well as what the most common encountered postoperative complications.
An OD's Guide to Corneal Cross-Linking: Keratoconus is a progressive corneal bulging and thinning that affects less than 1 in 1000 individuals. Before corneal cross-linking, this progressive condition was monitored with hopes of avoiding corneal transplantation, but the paradigm has changed. This lecture aims to review corneal cross-linking from the optometrists perspective. The pre-operative care, the procedure in depth, and the post-operative management will all be discussed.
About Dr. Justin Schweitzer
Dr. Schweitzer specializes in advanced glaucoma, refractive surgical clinical care, and anterior segment pathology at Vance Thompson Vision. He received his professional training and Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR.
In 2012 he pursued his dream to focus on glaucoma, advanced anterior segment surgery care and pathology, joining Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2013, is the Optometric Externship Director at Vance Thompson Vision, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of the Illinois College of Optometry and Kentucky College of Optometry.
Dr. Schweitzer regularly lectures on glaucoma, anterior segment pathology, refractive surgical clinical care, and surgical management at state, regional, and national meetings. He is currently the Chief Medical Editor for Modern Optometry and has contributed book chapters, journal articles, and case studies in peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed journals including Review of Optometry, Optometry Times, Primary Care Optometry News, Optometric Management, The Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Clinical Ophthalmology, and The Journal of Glaucoma. He has research interests in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and biomechanical properties of the cornea as it relates to glaucoma.
Dr. Schweitzer is an advocate of an integrated eye care delivery model and is currently serving as a board member for the South Dakota Optometric Society. He also serves as a board member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, a member of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Society, Scleral Lens Education Society, Intrepid Eye Society, and is actively involved in his communities eye care initiative.
About Dr. Mitch Ibach
Dr. Mitch Ibach was born and raised in Mandan, North Dakota. He attended North Dakota State University and graduated with a degree in Microbiology in 2009. He then attended the Pacific University College of Optometry where he graduated summa cum laude. Mitch completed his residency training at Minnesota Eye Consultants with a concentration on cornea, refractive surgery, external disease and glaucoma. In September of 2014, he joined Vance Thompson Vision to focus on advanced anterior segment surgery care and pathology. Mitch is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a board member with Optometric Cornea Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society (OCCRS), and a member with the American Optometric Association, Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and the South Dakota Optometric Society.