Contributor Profile

Andrew Gurwood

Job TitleOD

Company NameThe Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania


Dr. Andrew S. Gurwood is a Professor of Clinical Sciences, an attending optometric physician and Chief of Suite 3 of The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and a member of the clinical staff of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology. He has lectured and published nationally and internationally on a wide range of subjects in the arena of ocular disease. His areas of active research include diseases of the anterior and posterior segment. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Review of Optometry, Clinical and Experimental Optometry (Aus), and The Spanish Journal: Optometry. He is a founding member of The Optometric Retina Society, a member of The Optometric Glaucoma Society, a Charter (Founding) Member of The Optometric Dry Eye Society, and Diagnostic Quiz Columnist for Review of Optometry Journal. He is a retired suppression firefighter and EMT. He is a former adjunct faculty member of the State Fire Academy, Lewistown, PA and is a retired faculty member of both Bucks and Montgomery County Public Safety Training Centers, Bucks and Montgomery Counties, PA.

Education Sessions

  • Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies

    September 21, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - 503-V

    Cases of current methods of treating ocular emergencies and urgencies. Includes the ocular adnexa and lacrimal system, mechanical and infectious involvement of ...

    • Language: English
  • Differential Diagnosis of the Red Eye

    September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - 503-V

    A discussion of why the eye becomes red. Presentation will include the common causes of red eyes and a discussion of the modern management of the different etio...

    • Language: English
  • Periocular Malignancies

    September 21, 2019, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - 701-V

    This presentation explores the diagnosis, management and prevention of skin cancer. The importance of gross observation and slit lamp biomicroscopy of the adnex...

    • Language: English

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