Optometric Society of the City of New York (OSCONY) Monthly Meetings
SUNY College of Optometry hosts a monthly evening series in conjunction with the local Optometric Society of the City of New York. This Tuesday evening event offers two hours of COPE & CE Broker approved continuing education credits. All OSCONY meetings are held at SUNY College of Optometry 33 West 42nd Street New York, New York 10036. Please note that Pre-registration is not required.
Current Meeting Details:
Date: October 21, 2014 Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Speaker(s): David Libassi, O.D
Title: Fitting and Management of the Post-Surgical Cornea with Scleral Lens Designs
The purpose of this lecture is to help eye care providers appreciate the optical and physiological benefits of scleral lenses, to identify appropriate potential patient’s, and enter into the fitting process with sufficient knowledge and accessible support to achieve success.
As part of the lecture we will discuss identifying appropriate patients for scleral lens fitting. Patients with irregular corneal surfaces due to disease, surgery, trauma, or dryness may all benefit for scleral lens wear. Understanding the unique construction of scleral lenses is necessary to select the appropriate diagnostic lenses to begin the fitting process. Once the fitting process has begun, the fitters able to accurately read corneal, limbal, and scleral fluorescein patterns critical for successful fitting.
Finally, maintaining successful scleral lens wear requires careful monitoring of the patient’s corneal and scleral tissue , looking for signs and listening for symptoms of physiological dysfunction. Solving lens wear problems requires a basic understanding of the limits of scleral lens construction and where to turn for help when the going gets rough.