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September 15th

  • Aging America: Clinical Care Symposium for the Geriatric Population

Credit Hours: 8 Hours Accreditation Pending



Join UHCO as we step into the visual world of the elderly patient. Learn about the trends and common issues amongst the geriatric population from a dynamic array of speakers during this one day program. Earn a total of  8 COPE approved continuing education hours, including the 2019 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists, while learning about the clinical management of the elderly patient. Topics include:

  • Macula
  • Oculo-Plastics
  • Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Visual Disturbance/Vision Loss
  • Surgical Co-Management
  • Ocular Surface Disease
  • Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists


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REGISTRATION NOTE:  Participants wishing to register after 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 11th, will be considered a Walk-In Registration and will need to be handled onsite the day of the event. An additional $25 fee will be applied to the regular registration fee.  




Ryan Patel, OD, FAAO, CourseMaster 

Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Science degree, with high distinction, in Biochemistry at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. As a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science and a Doctor of Optometry. Additionally, Dr. Patel completed a Primary Care/Low Vision Residency at the VA Medical Center in Lake City, Florida. Following his residency, Dr. Patel served as the Director of Optometric Services at a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice in North Carolina. There, he managed pre- and post-operative care for cataract, glaucoma, anterior segment lasers, and refractive surgery patients. He developed a dry eye clinic specializing in LipiFlow® technology, managed the practice’s optometric referral network, and continuing education programs. In 2016, Dr. Patel was named the Clinical Director of nJoy Vision at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), as well as, joined the UHCO faculty as a course instructor and attending clinical optometrist. Currently, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director for the UHCO Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). As Clinical Director, Dr. Patel provides and supervises the pre- and post-operative education for third- and fourth-year optometry students, residents, and fellows. He manages the clinical operations of the ASC, as well as, facilitates optometric co-management network programs. Dr. Patel has conducted several FDA/Clinical Studies in the evaluation of surgical equipment and software, the use of toric IOLs in cataract patients, and corneal cross-linking products. He has lectured nationally on a variety of topics including surgical procedures, glaucoma, contact lenses, and anterior segment disease. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member with the American Optometric Association, and a Trustee of the Texas Optometric Association.





Pat Segu, OD, FAAO, CourseMaster 

Dr. Segu graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science in 1988. She continued her education at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) receiving a doctorate degree in 1992.  Dr. Segu completed a Residency in hospital-based optometry at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Segu holds a therapeutic license in the state of Texas with glaucoma privileges. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.  Dr. Segu is actively involved and serves on the Advisory Board for Eye Care for Kids Foundation, Chair for the APHA Vision Care Section, consultant for Accreditation Council of Optometric Education, and Board Chair for Prevent Blindness of Texas.  Dr. Segu is currently a Clinical Professor, Director of the Family Practice Residency Program, and Clinical Teaching Fellowship Program, Clinic Director for the Houston vision collaboration project - See to Succeed, and Regional Director for the community based clinics for UHCO. Dr. Segu is the recipient of the 2015 American Public Health Distinguished Vision Section Service Award, 2014 University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award under the Community Engagement category, and 2013 Texas Optometric Association Educator of the Year Award.




Peter J. Cass, OD 

Dr. Cass is a 2000 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has a private practice in Beaumont, Texas, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He currently serves as the Consulting Past President of the Texas Optometric Association, assists the TOA with third party and HIT issues, has served on two workgroups for the Texas Health Services Authority, and served on the American Optometric Association’s health information exchange committee. Dr. Cass is a managing partner of Practice Compliance Solutions, an optometry billing and compliance company, for which he lectures, provides regulatory guidance, health information technology consulting, audit support, MACRA & MIPS guidance, and practice management consulting to private practices. Dr. Cass is a nationally recognized speaker and has been a consultant, speaker, and researcher for numerous ophthalmic companies, including Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, Crystal PM, Solution Reach, Diopsys, Katena, Shire, and Tear Science. He has lectured for more than twenty state associations, numerous national optometric groups, and at several optometry schools. He was awarded the Young OD of the Year award by the TOA in 2012, several Presidents Awards for Distinguished Service, and the Entrepreneur of the Year award by his local Chamber of Commerce.





Imtiaz A. Chaudhry, MD, PhD

Dr. Chaudhry received his Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah in 1984 and MD, PhD degrees from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1994. He completed an Internship in Internal Medicine and a Residency in Ophthalmology from Yale University School of Medicine in 1998. He completed a 2-year Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 2000. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is currently a Medical Director of Houston Oculoplastics located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Over the past 16 years, Dr. Chaudhry has been perfecting the art of medicine and surgery by treating patients and helping the next generation of clinicians. Dr. Chaudhry has been an invited speaker in several countries and has authored and co-authored over 200 journal articles, abstracts and book chapters in his field.





Burt Ginsburg, MD

Dr. Ginsburg completed medical school at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Services. He then performed a Straight Medicine Internship at the City of Memphis Hospitals and conducted cardiology research in the Department of Cardiology at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Ginsburg completed a Retinal Fellowship at the Vitreo-Retinal Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee, an Ophthalmology Residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, and then another Retinal Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, McPherson Associates, and Cullen Eye Institute in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ginsburg is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Schepens International Society, and the Aspen Retinal Detachment Society. Dr. Ginsburg is committed to delivering excellence in retina care to his patients in a timely fashion with efficiency, honesty, personal attention, and respect. The concerns and needs of his patients are important above all else.






Wendy Harrision, OD, PhD

Dr. Wendy Harrison completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Notre Dame and went on to be the first student to complete a joint OD and MS in Vision Science at Indiana University in four years. Following a Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses, also at Indiana, she completed a PhD in Vision Science at the University of California Berkeley. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry where her research focuses on diabetic eye diseases. She is a member of ARVO and a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. Within the academy she is involved in the leadership of the Fellows Doing Research Special Interest Group and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation.






Albert J. Lin, MD 

Dr. Lin graduated from UCLA School of Medicine and completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed a Glaucoma Fellowship at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital under the direction of world-renowned glaucoma expert, Dr. George Spaeth. Dr. Lin is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine and teaches medical students and residents, and provides ophthalmology consultation at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Lin is an expert in the field of cataract and glaucoma diagnoses and management, and over the last 10 years, he has performed thousands of ophthalmic surgeries, utilizing the latest surgical techniques. Providing individualized patient care is important to Dr. Lin, and he takes time to discuss the available management options with his patients. It is imperative that they are well-informed and are an integral part of the decision-making process to best optimize their treatment outcome and overall satisfaction. Outside of his surgical work, Dr. Lin has also published numerous research articles and book chapters, and he has been featured as an expert in magazines such as Ocular Surgery News and online references such as Medscape.





Seema Nanda, OD, FAAO 

Dr. Nanda is the founder and director of the Nanda Dry Eye & Vision Institute, a specialty clinic focusing on the treatment and management of dry eye disease and corneal conditions. She became inspired to create the center after practicing alongside a now-retired corneal specialist in Houston. She concurrently works as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) in the Cornea & Contact Lens Clinic, where she instructs third-year students. In previous semesters, she educated second-year students in the Medical Laboratory Procedures and Contact Lens Lab courses. Dr. Nanda is also a key opinion leader and influencer in the ophthalmic community.  As such, she lectures internationally and has given over 300 presentations world-wide on the latest advances in the ophthalmic field and ocular medicine. Dr. Nanda attained her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry and completed her training at the world-renowned eye care hospital, the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL.  She has assisted in the pre- and post-op management of LASIK, Cataract Surgery, and Corneal Cross-linking, and served as Chief Examiner for several years at the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.  Lastly, Dr. Nanda has actively participated in Medical Missions and performed eye care and glaucoma evaluations worldwide as part of her profound interest in community service.






Will be held in the

Health District: Health 1 Building, in the Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute


University of Houston College of Optometry

4849 Calhoun Road
Houston,TX 77204

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Early Bird Deadline: August 21, 2019 Early Bird
8 Hours including PR Course $ 400 $ 440
7 Hours without PR Course $ 300 $ 340
Professional Responsibility Course Only $ 95 $ 95

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Macula and Beyond
by Burt Ginsburg, MD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 64508-PS
8:50 AM - 9:45 AM Oculo-Plastic Ophthalmology
by Imtiaz Chaudhry, MD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 64460-AS
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM Update on Glaucoma Management: Using Evidence from Literature
by Albert Lin, MD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 64477-GL
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM What's that spot? Causes of blur and vision disturbances
by Wendy Harrison, OD, PhD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 64440-PS
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Surgical Co-management: A Practical Approach
by Peter Cass, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62799-PO
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM Mapping Your 'Waze' Thru Corneal Haze
by Seema Nanda, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 64441-AS
4:05 PM - 5:00 PM 2019 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists
by Joe DeLoach, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General/Professional Responsibility
Cope ID: 60627-EJ