Ethical Challenges George J. Heymach, M.D., Ph.D. and J. Allen Gammon, M.D. Recognize warning signs of a possible behavioral problem in a coworker. Overcome barriers to intervening in cases of disruptive behavior in a health care professional. Distinguish between disruptive and nondisruptive behavior in medical colleagues. Identify cases of potentially unethical or criminal behavior among colleagues and take appropriate measures to report and stop the offenses. Recognize the importance of adopting and practicing measures that have been shown to reduce surgical errors.
Conundrums in Cataract Care Randall J. Olson, M.D., and Walter J. Stark, M.D. Recognize the potential for causing wound burns during cataract surgery. Adopt methods that avoid generation of wound burns. Use limbal-relaxing incisions or toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) to reduce astigmatism in patients undergoing cataract surgery. Select appropriate patients for implantation of premium IOLs. Manage complications in patients with premium IOLs.
Controversies in Glaucoma Leon W. Herndon, M.D., Shan Lin, M.D., Yvonne Ou, M.D. and Edward N. Burney, M.D. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of different surgical procedures for glaucoma. Choose the most appropriate surgical procedure for individual patients with glaucoma. Recognize the benefits of phacoemulsification for treatment of glaucoma. Determine the best medical treatment regimen for a patient with glaucoma. Optimize the treatment of cataract in patients with glaucoma.
Retinal Update Kevin J. Blinder, M.D. Compare the features of recently introduced vitrectomy units. Choose the appropriate procedures for repair of various types of retinal detachment. Counsel patients as to the importance of systemic management of diabetes for preventing diabetic macular edema (DME). Select among laser treatment, intravitreal steroid injections, vascular endothelial growth factor blockers, and vitrectomy for the treatment of DME. Deliver optimal treatment for central and branch retinal vein occlusion.
Uveitis/Periocular Infection Miguel N. Burnier Jr., M.D., Ph.D. and Robert C. Kersten, M.D. Differentiate among uveitic processes such as sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome, and toxoplasmosis. Diagnose and treat different forms of nongranulomatous uveitis such as chronic iridocyclitis, Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis, pars planitis, Behcet syndrome, and acute retinal necrosis. Identify and treat patients who are likely to be infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Identify patients for whom urgent surgical intervention is indicated, due to, eg, necrotizing fasciitis, orbital cellulitis. Provide appropriate treatment to patients with mucormycosis.
Premium IOL Implantation in Patients with Relative Contraindications David F. Chang, M.D., Bonnie An Henderson, M.D. and Bradford J. Shingleton, M.D. Maximize patients’ understanding of the factors that influence choice of IOLs and their satisfaction after cataract surgery. Educate patients about the factors that influence success with premium IOLs, such as astigmatism, general eye health, and motivation to reduce need for glasses. Choose and successfully implant appropriate lenses for patients with zonular weakness. Recognize problems associated with and contraindications for multifocal IOLs in patients with glaucoma. Select the best multifocal, toric, or monovision lens for a patients with glaucoma.
Risk Management Scott H. Norwood, M.D., Stephen M. O'Shea, J.D. and Richard L. Abbott, M.D. Prepare for a deposition by knowing the medical record thoroughly and understanding the roles of attorneys and defendant. Truthfully answer questions during the deposition without providing additional information. Recognize the vital role of the medical record in malpractice cases. Use electronic medical records to document the delivery of appropriate medical care. Select appropriate candidates for laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery.
Special Topics in Glaucoma Management Shan Lin, M.D., Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D., Richard A. Lewis, M.D. and Alex V. Levin, M.D., M.H.Sc. Assess the possible neuroprotective effects of agents used in the treatment of glaucoma. Determine which patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension and cataracts are appropriate candidates for treatment with cataract surgery alone. Compare the efficacy and safety profiles of canaloplasty to those of tube or trabeculectomy surgery for patients with mild to moderate glaucoma. Diagnose glaucoma in children and differentiate it from other conditions with similar signs and symptoms. Examine children with glaucoma and individualize their treatment on the basis of the type and cause of the condition.
Corneal and Ocular Surface Disease Todd P. Margolis, M.D., Bennie H. Jeng, M.D., Matilda F. Chan, M.D., Ph.D. and Charles M. Zacks, M.D. Select appropriate patients for prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) device. Identify key factors for successful keratoposthesis. Diagnose allergic eye disease and recognize the symptoms and clinical signs of the 4 subtypes. Treat allergic eye disease with agents that target the various phases of the type I hypersensitivity reaction. Use techniques that optimize the outcomes of Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Lawrence J. Ulanski, M.D., Paul Sternberg Jr, M.D. and Jennifer I. Lim, M.D. Identify the risk factors for AMD and counsel patients about the role of genetic testing for AMD. Educate patients about the role of dietary supplements in preventing development of AMD. Recognize the role of oxidative stress in the development of AMD. Advise patients about the safety and efficacy of VEGF Trap for the treatment of AMD. Assess the efficacy and safety of various combination therapies currently under investigation for the treatment of AMD.
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