The Use of Drugs in Addressing Ocular Pain and Discomfort
(Covers: Pain Management, Opioid Management, Opioid Misuse and Addiction )
COPE #77994-PH | OBO #1033
Event #123751


Pain is a symptom that accompanies many eye diseases. This course aims to discuss the various drugs used in managing pain, their mechanisms of action, clinical application to specific eye diseases, and potential adverse effects.

  • Review the various drugs used in managing pain and their mechanisms of action
  • Discuss clinical application of these drugs to specific eye diseases
  • Explain potential adverse effects of specific drugs used to treat ocular pain
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Getting to know our speakers

Dr.  Lorne Yudcovitch

Dr. Yudcovitch is lead instructor of the Ocular Therapeutics course and most Ocular Disease courses, as well as ocular disease clinic attending doctor.  He served as Clinic Director of the Pacific University Northeast and Southeast Portland Eye Clinics, and is currently Chief of the Medical Eye/Ocular Disease service for the college.  Areas of expertise and interest include advanced ocular imaging, diabetes and glaucoma management, eye disease pharmacological treatment, and pediatric examinations.

Prior to joining Pacific University, Dr. Yudcovitch practiced as an optometric physician in the U.S. and Canada. He has received the College of Optometry Didactic Instructor of the Year Award three times in a row by his students. Dr. Yudcovitch is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Yudcovitch is also a musician and filmmaker. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he produced and directed the documentary film, " Fighting in Sunshine: The Untold Story of Banood" which won the Best Documentary award at the Everglades International Film Festival, South Africa. He has played with several rock/pop, alternative, classical and jazz groups, and writes, arranges, performs, and records original music.