Friday, May 12, 2023

Allied Health Course: Caring for Glaucoma Patients

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Palmer Commons
Great Lakes Room 4th Floor
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Please register by May 7, 2023.

Course Description

The faculty of the University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences welcomes ophthalmic technicians to a course focusing on various aspects of glaucoma patient care, including diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, outcomes, and quality of life.

This course has been submitted to JCAHPO and is approved for 3.0 CE credits.


  • Appreciating the Impact of Glaucoma on Patients’ Quality of Life
    Speaker: Amanda Bicket, MD
  • Update on Glaucoma Surgeries and Potential Complications
    Speakers: Angela Elam, MD and Sarah Wood, OD
  • How can we Improve Glaucoma Medication Adherence?
    Speaker: Paula Anne Newman-Casey, MD
  • Acute Glaucoma
    Speaker: Amy Zhang, MD


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand etiologies of various port-operative complication of glaucoma surgery.
  2. Recognize pertinent symptoms and signs of various post-operative complications of glaucoma surgery.
  3. Understand treatments of various post-operative complications of glaucoma surgery.
  4. Assessing quality of life is important in glaucoma management (and chronic disease management, generally); Certain visual complaints are characteristic of glaucoma/glaucoma progression; We use carefully designed instruments (patient-reported outcomes, or PROS) to understand QoL in standardized ways.
  5. To understand the magnitude of the problems of adherence to glaucoma medications, understand some strategies that have worked in research to improve glaucoma medication adherence and understand a few things we can do in clinic to improve glaucoma medication adherence right now.
  6. Understand what defines a glaucoma procedure as MIGS and why these procedures have changed the way we manage glaucoma.
  7. Explain a few specific types of MIGS procedures done here at Kellogg Eye Center, including ideal patients, indications, and post-operative care.
  8. To familiarize the audience with the efficacy of the MIGS procedures using evidence-based medicine.
  9. Identify glaucoma classifications.
  10. Be able to list 3 Acute Glaucoma conditions.
  11. Describe one treatment modality for acute glaucoma



Amy Duoxi Zhang MD

Amy Zhang, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Community ACU Director, Kellogg Eye Center in Northville