Speaker on Neuro, Neuro Oncology, and Autoimmune Diseases
Auto Immune Diseases and their Clinical and Ocular Manifestations, 2 Hours, COPE: 46211-NO.
In depth comprehension of autoimmune, their patho physiology, clinical manifestations, and their ocular manifestations. The purpose of this course is to provide optometrist with the information necessary to diagnose and treat the most common autoimmune disorders according to evidence-based or guideline-endorsed recommendations in order to improve patient quality of life.
Primary Brain Tumors and their Clinical Manifestations, 2 Hours, COPE: 46212-NO.
An in-depth discussion on the diagnosis and management of patients with primary brain neoplasm. Twenty percent of all patients seeking medical treatment have neurological problems, either as the presenting complaint or as an associated condition complicating the primary illness. Diagnostic methods of primary brain tumors have changed significantly in the last several years, and effective treatments have been developed for many of these patients. Neuroscience principles and nervous system disease must be well understood due to its close relationship to the visual system and visual pathways. An eye-care facility is frequently the first place patients go with symptoms of central nervous system disease.
Metastatic Carcinomas of the Central Nervous System and their Clinical and Ocular Manifestations, 2 Hours, COPE: 46217-NO.
A comprehensive look at the metastasis of carcinomas to the central nervous system and the eye. Provides an in-depth discussion of the pathophysiology of various cancers and their clinical manifestations in the brain and eye.
Lesions of the Head and Neck and their Recognition in the Course of the Optometric Examination, 1 Hours, COPE: 46221-SD.
Head and neck lesions should be the concern of all primary care physicians and optometrists. Practitioners familiar with these lesions can often recognize the symptoms and signs of early disease. The establishment of a diagnosis of head and neck lesions at an early stage significantly improves the prospect of curative therapy. Lesions of the head and neck region comprise a heterogeneous group of lesions that have very different histology, presentations, clinical courses and treatment options. The difficulties inherent to the study of such a varied group are compounded by the fact that present literature contains a multitude of classification schemes and obscure terms. This discussion offers a comprehensive guide in an orderly fashion with emphasis on the clinical presentation, usual natural history, and basic management techniques. Some examples include lesions of the pharynx (throat), larynx (voicebox), nose and nasopharynx, mouth and tongue, salivary glands such as the parotid, and endocrine glands such as the thyroid and parathyroid.
The Aging Mind, Understanding the Geriatric Patient, 1 hour COPE: 46466-NO.
The aging mind of our elderly patients presents a unique challenge in the efforts to provide optometric care. Baby boomers will turn 65 this year, at a rate of 11,478 a day for the next 19 years. With aging population come aging mental and physical issues. This course is an in depth presentation on how, when, and why the mind ages, and the neurological deficits that develop. It is important for optometrists to recognize and understand their mental and physical deficits so that those patients visual needs can better be served.
Dr. Allgood offers C.O.P.E. - approved courses as well as numerous lectures based on neurological deficits and their recognition in clinical exams. If you have any questions or you would like Dr. Allgood to lecture for your upcoming speaking engagements, feel free to Contact Us.