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“Retina-Disc Grab Bag"      

Presented by
       Leo Semes, OD, FAAO, Professor Emeritus, UAB

16 CE Credits given on days at sea

7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle Cruising    Bliss

leaving from  Miami

Feb. 14 - 21, 2021
Sunday - Sunday







At the conclusion of this course, the attendee should:

·        Appreciate some of the nuances of retinal referrals 

·        Understand the new perspectives on early AMD diagnosis

·        Learn some of the conundrums of supplement recommendations in patients  
         diagnosed with AMD

·        Recognize manageable macular diseases that masquerade as AMD

·        Appreciate the gray areas of glaucoma and some of its red herrings

·        Understand the place of stem-cell technologies in glaucoma management

·        Realize the blood-flow contribution to glaucomatous optic neuropathy

·        Recognize the new technologies for glaucoma diagnosis and progression.



1.      A Day in the Retina Clinic (2 hrs)

2.      AMD 101  (1 hr)

3.      Nutrition and Genetics for Retinal Health (2 hrs)

4.      Macular Disease When it’s Not AMD (1 hr)

5.      Retina Mysteries Revealed (1hr)

6.      Is This Glaucoma (2 hrs)

7.      Medical Management of Glaucoma (2 hrs)

8.      Stem Cell Technology in Glaucoma (1 hr)

9.      IOP in Perspective (1 hr)

10.    Blood Flow in Glaucoma (2 hrs)

11.     Imaging Techniques in Glaucoma (1 hr)


*BIO:  (click here for CV)

Leo P. Semes, OD, earned his OD from PCO and completed residency at The Eye Institute of PCO. He currently holds the appointment of Professor Emeritus of Optometry and Vision Scienceat UAB.


Dr. Semes has authored or over 250 articles, book chapters and posters.  He is principal author of the AOA’s Clinical Practice Guideline, “Care of the Patient with Ocular Surface Disorders.”  He is a fellow of the AAO.  Dr. Semes is a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and a founding fellow of the Optometric Retina Society. In 2015, he was recognized as one of the 50 “most influential individuals in eye care” by Optometric Management magazine and received the Educator of the Year award (2015) from the Alabama Optometric Association. He has also been recognized with the Dean’s Distinguished Service award (2016). 


Seminar Fee*


Optometrist:   $695
Optician:        $495
Staff:              $145

GROUPS:     Please Call


           * Discounted fee based upon purchase with vacation package. If purchased
                                separately, please add $400 to the above fees.




This program is presented in partnership with the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians


      Dr. TRAVEL SEMINARS, LLC is a COPE Approved CE Provider


This course is applied for 16 credits


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Seminar: Please note, as of xxxxxx there is a $100 non-refundable seminar fee.
As of two weeks prior to departure seminar fees are non-refundable.