2018 SCOPA Spring Meeting

Start Time/Date: 4:00 PM Friday, March 23, 2018
End Time/Date: 10:00 AM Sunday, March 25, 2018
ADDRESS: Hyatt Regency Greenville
220 N. Main Street
CITY: Greenville, SC 29601

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SCOPA Spring Meeting - March 23-25, 2018
Hyatt Regency Greenville
10 hours of COPE Approved CE available
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018
4:00 - 5:00 pm:      Registration
5:00 - 7:00 pm:      Oral Pharmaceuticals in Primary Eye Care
                              Dr. Ben Casella
7:00 - 8:00 pm:      Cocktail Reception 
7:00 – 8:00 am:      Breakfast - Visit with Vendors!
8:00 - 10:00 am:     Oculoplastic Case Studies and Ptosis - Worrisome or Not?
                              Dr. Balaji Permual

10:00am-Noon:       Narcotic Prescribing and Drug Diversion
                              Dr. Ben Casella
Noon                       Lunch On your Own
1:30 - 4:30 pm:      CPR Training - American Red Cross - Separate registration required

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 am:     Breakfast - Visit with Vendors!
8:00 am Noon:       Don't Get Fooled When the OCT Goofs 
                              Is Normotensive Glaucoma Real? MGD Past
                              Present and Future
                             Dr. Ben Casella 

Featured Lecturers


Dr. Ben Casella received his Doctorate of Optometry degree with honors from the UAB School of Optometry and went on to complete a residency in Ocular Disease at SUNY in New York City.  Prior to Optometry School, he earned a BA in Philosophy cum laude from the University of Georgia.  Dr. Casella lectures internationally and routinely publishes articles on various topics of ocular disease.  He was named the Georgia Optometric Association Young OD of the Year and SECO’s Young OD of the South.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.  In addition to being Chief Optometric Editor for Optometry Times, he owns a private practice.  Dr. Ben resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife and two young children.



Dr. Balaji Perumal is an Ophthalmic Plastic, Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eye Surgeon with Montgomery and Riddle Eyecare. Dr. Perumal has specialized interest and training in all areas of reconstructive and cosmetic oculofacial surgery including periocular skin cancer and lesions, eyelid reconstruction, ptosis repair, cosmetic blepharoplasty eyelid surgery, orbital tumors, endoscopic brow lift for droopy eyebrows, entropion and ectropion repair, lacrimal system & tearing disorders and thyroid eye disease. He has written multiple articles and chapters on these subjects. Dr. Perumal attended the University of Pennsylvania and received his Medical Degree at Duke University School of Medicine. This was followed by an Internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He then completed a Residency in Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute where he won multiple awards for top research in the program. After residency, he was selected for and completed an intensive two year fellowship sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) at Albany Medical Center. 

South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association
2730 Devine Street
Columbia SC 29205
803-799-6721 or 877-799-6721
FAX 803-799-1064