Treatment and Management of Ocular Inflammation and Allergy
COPE #84269-PH
Event #126042


The diagnosis and management of ocular inflammation is a crucial part of what optometrists encounter routinely in practice. An important contributor to ocular inflammation is allergies and the struggle that patients encounter especially during allergy season. The following presentation will focus on the signs and symptoms patients experience who have allergies and other forms of ocular inflammation (e.g. uveitis). Current treatment and management options will be presented focusing on the currently available topical and oral medications for the treatment of ocular inflammation.

  • The attendee will be familiar with the available topical and oral steroid medications and their use in the treatment/management of ocular inflammation including uveitis.
  • The attendee will be familiar with the various types of allergies and the signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis.
  • The attendee will be familiar with the currently available treatment options for patients with allergies including both topical and oral medications.
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Dr. Blair Lonsberry

Dr. Lonsberry grew up in Rossburn, Manitoba (Canada). He obtained his Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1996 after completing a Master of Science in Physiology from the University of Manitoba. He completed his residency in Primary Care Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997, then joined the faculty at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During his time at SCO, he completed a Masters in Education degree with an emphasis in adult learning.

Currently, Dr. Lonsberry is a Full Professor with Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. Dr. Lonsberry is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Optometric Retinal Society, the Optometric Glaucoma Society, and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.