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  • Clinical Evaluation and Management of Diabetic Retinopathy

  • CREDITS: 1 Credit Hour
  • COPE ID: # 58511-PS

This lecture will review the ocular complications associated with diabetes, reviews how to stage the level of retinopathy and the current management schemes consistent with ETDRS recommendations.

 

Learning Objectives:

 

  1. Review the ocular complications associated with diabetes.
  2. Review how to stage the level of retinopathy.
  3. Review the current management schemes consistent with ETDRS recommendations.
  4. Increase the knowledge of practicing ODs on this topic so their diabetic eye  care falls more in line with preferred practice patterns.

LECTURER

Marcus Gonzales, O.D.

From: University of Houston College of Optometry

Email: mgonzales2@central.uh.edu

Profile: http://www.opt.uh.edu/faculty/MGonzales



Biography:

Dr. Gonzales completed his OD degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2006. He then went onto to complete an ocular disease residency at the now Cedar Springs Eye Clinic (formerly Bridge Builders) in Dallas, TX. He currently serves as the clinic director of the inner-city charity clinic caring for the diseased indigent population. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and was named the 2009 Educator of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association as well as received a President’s Award in 2011. His interests are in ocular disease, specifically glaucoma and retinal disease.