Pavilion

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ASOS

Visit SECO’s Surgical Procedures Pavilion in Optometry’s Marketplace to learn how these procedures could be incorporated into your practice. Feature areas, hands-on interaction and educational presentations will include topics such as laser procedures, cryosurgery, Botox, anesthesia, radio frequency and suturing. Hear from industry experts how expanded scopes of practice may include these new opportunities to benefit patients through greater access to care.

Developed in partnership with the American Society of Optometric Surgeons, this dedicated pavilion Optometry’s Marketplace Exhibit Hall will feature a variety of presentations designed to familiarize or update attendees with a variety of surgical and advanced procedures.

The SECO Surgical Skills Pavilion will be open Friday, March 3, from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm and on Saturday, March 4, from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. In addition to the interactive stations, the pavilion will also include multiple short presentations from leading experts in their fields.

If you would like to visit and participate in the activities available in the Surgical Skills Pavilion at no cost, you may register as an Exhibit Hall only attendee and use promo code SEEU23 during the registration process. All SECO attendees will have access to the exhibit hall and this new feature.

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Christine Cook, OD

SECO International President

“As several SECO member states either have or are achieving advanced scope of practice, the demand for this type of specialized education is increasing. SECO continues to lead the way in providing these timely and necessary educational resources to SECO 100 attendees.”

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Richard Castillo, OD, DO

ASOS President

"With the increased interest from the optometry community and new states coming on nationally, we have experienced unprecedented demand for exposure and training. This partnership with SECO allows access and exposure to the doctors to learn in a dynamic setting.”

Ophthalmic Lasers

YAG lasers and YAG/SLT combo lasers will be on display along with high fidelity eye models whereby attendees may simulate performing three of the most common optometric laser procedures, YAG Peripheral Iridotomy for Angle-closure Glaucoma, YAG Capsulotomy for Posterior Capsule Opacification, and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for Open-angle Glaucoma.

Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis

This Emergent Procedure should be a part of every eyecare professional’s repertoire, or at least knowledge base.  In the event of an emergency, such as a retrobulbar hemorrhage following trauma (including office surgery), this 15-second procedure can save the day and preserve someones vision!  Stop by and learn how to diagnose a retrobulbar hemorrhage and more importantly, how to manage one!

BOTOX Simulation

Learn how to treat conditions such as blepharospasm, by letting our instructors show you how to prepare and deliver BOTOX injections in optometric practice. Then, take a moment to practice on our injection demonstration model.

Suturing Demo

Let our instructors demonstrate how to place a simple suture on a suture simulator model. We will guide you as you place a stitch and tie your first surgeons knot!

Cryosurgery Demo

Cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen is a time-honored method of lesion removal, and very practical way to begin incorporating optometric surgical procedures into you practice.  It is minimally invasive and general requires no prior anesthetic injection.  Let us show you the basic principles involved!  

Friday 3/3/2310:30-10:45Laser YAG Capsulotomy and Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (Dr.’s Mah and Sutherland)
Friday 3/3/2310:45-11:00Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Optometric Practice (Dr.’s Mah and Sutherland)
Friday 3/3/2311:00-11:15Cryosurgery for Optometric Physicians: Boosting Office Revenues with Optometric Procedures (Dr. Rich Castillo)
Friday 3/3/2311:15-11:30Emergency Lateral Canthotomy & Cantholysis: Be the Hero When Minutes Count! (Dr. Rich Castillo)
Friday 3/3/233:30-3:45Laser YAG Capsulotomy and Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (Dr.’s Mah and Sutherland)
Friday 3/3/233:45-4:00Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Optometric Practice (Dr.’s Mah and Sutherland)
Friday 3/3/234:00-4:15Cryosurgery for Optometric Physicians: Boosting office revenues with Optometric Procedures (Dr. Rich Castillo)
Friday 3/3/234:15-4:30Emergency Lateral Canthotomy & Cantholysis: Be the Hero When Minutes Count! (Dr. Rich Castillo)
Saturday 3/4/2311:00-11:15Laser YAG Capsulotomy and Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (Dr.’s Mah and Sutherland)
Saturday 3/4/2311:15-11:30Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Optometric Practice (Dr.’s Mah and Sutherland)
Saturday 3/4/2311:30-11:45Cryosurgery for Optometric Physicians: Boosting office revenues with Optometric Procedures (Dr. Rich Castillo)
Saturday 3/4/2311:45-12:00Emergency Lateral Canthotomy & Cantholysis: Be the Hero When Minutes Count! (Dr. Rich Castillo)
Saturday 3/4/233:00-3:15Laser YAG Capsulotomy and Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (Dr.’s Mah and Sutherland)
Saturday 3/4/233:15-3:30Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Optometric Practice (Dr.’s Mah and Sutherland)
Saturday 3/4/233:30-3:45Cryosurgery for Optometric Physicians: Boosting office revenues with Optometric Procedures (Dr. Rich Castillo)
Saturday 3/4/233:45-4:00Emergency Lateral Canthotomy & Cantholysis: Be the Hero When Minutes Count! (Dr. Rich Castillo)

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