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  • The Glaucoma Specialist CourseComplete All 30 Virtual Classroom Hours Online!


Therapeutically certified optometrists statewide can NOW complete one of the three requirements necessary to be licensed as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist as outlined in the legislative bill, H.B. 1051 ON-LINE!


Participants may view the lectures at their own pace, but all lectures must be viewed by the end of the calendar year in order to receive CE credit. Upon verified completion of the online lectures, participants will complete a comprehensive exam with an authorized proctor of the participant’s choice. 

The required reading and the Skills Check-Off List are items exclusive of the on-line coursework and must be completed by the participant to satisfy board requirements.

The $895 fee includes:

  • 30 VIRTUAL CLASSROOM HOURS PLUS THE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY COURSE FOR TEXAS OPTOMETRISTSTS
  • ABILITY TO CONTACT SPEAKERS WITH QUESTIONS VIA EMAIL/MESSAGE BOARD
  • COURSE BOOKLET for lectures featured in the course
  • COMPREHENSIVE EXAM MATERIALS to be completed with authorized proctor
  • Wall Certificate and LETTER OF COMPLETION to be submitted to the Texas Optometry Board with the Application for Glaucoma Specialist

 

Texas Optometry Board Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Information

We recommend course participants carefully read all the information on the TOB website pertaining to the Optometric Glaucoma Specialist License.  Below is a direct link to their web page.  On it you will find the Application for Glaucoma License (includes a link to the Application and Certification of Skills FORM) along with Practice Guidelines.  The guidelines outline the TOB rules associated with your Optometric Glaucoma Specialist License including information regarding registration requirements with the Texas DPA and U.S. DEA.

http://www.tob.state.tx.us/ogs.htm

 

The three requirements to be licensed as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist include:

  •  Required Reading:
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology’s “2016-2017 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 10: Glaucoma”
    • This book may be purchased through the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Academy Store by calling 1-866-561-8558 or from their website at http://aao.org/store
    • Product #02800106U
  • Completion of a 30-hour course including passing a Comprehensive Exam with a grade of 75% or better
  • Completion of a Skills Check-Off List with an ophthalmologist or optometric glaucoma specialist

This 30 hour course will feature the following Topics and Speakers:

  • G. Richard Bennett, OD
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Glaucoma Cases
    • Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
    • Normotensive Glaucoma
  • Joe DeLoach, OD and Marcus Gonzales, OD
    • Glaucoma Cases
  • Danica Marrelli, OD
    • Glaucoma Medications
    • Medical Management of Glaucoma
    • Evaluation of the Optic Nerve & Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer
    • Tools for Diagnosis in Glaucoma
    • Angle Closure Glaucoma
    • Glaucoma Cases
  • Bruce Onofrey, RPh, OD
    • Identifying & Managing Medical Emergencies
    • Systemic Medications & Drug Selection Part I and II
  • Marc Piccolo, OD
    • Basics of Aqueous Production, Outflow, IOP & Glaucomatous Optic Nerve Atrophy
    • The Secondary Glaucomas
    • Glaucoma & Systemic Conditions:  Review of Systems
    • Excitotoxicity & Neuroprotection in Glaucoma
  • Padhmalatha Segu, OD
    • Epidemiology of Glaucoma
  • Fiaz Zaman, MD
    • Surgical Complications in Glaucoma