Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Family Practitioners, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

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Course Topics

Neuro-ophthalmology/Physician Burnout

Evaluate unexplained visual loss, including consideration of organic and nonorganic etiologies; Enter signs, symptoms, and diagnosis as distinct and separate entities in the medical record; Distinguish clinical features of life-threatening neuroophthalmologic diseases; Order the correct diagnostic testing in suspected cases of specific neuro-ophthalmologic diseases; Formulate potential solutions to moral injury among physicians.

Swollen Optic Disk/Brow Ptosis/COVID-19 Disparities and Challenges

Differentiate between papilledema and other abnormalities of the optic disk; Describe the processes that lead to elevated intracranial pressure; Evaluate patients for upper eyelid and eyebrow surgery using a systematic approach; Recognize sociodemographic disparities in ophthalmology that affect both patients and physicians; Adapt clinical practices to address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uveitis Update

Optimize treatment of acute retinal necrosis syndrome; Explain the rationale for reverse sequence screening in ocular syphilis; List risk factors for uveitis associated with use of cidofovir; Differentiate infectious retinitis from intraocular lymphoma based on findings; Select appropriate drugs and surgical procedures for the treatment of uveitic glaucoma.

Headache /Dry Eye /Macular Degeneration

Describe the neural pathways responsible for pain and photophobia in patients with migraine; Implement light therapies and lens filters to reduce migraine frequency and improve symptoms of photophobia; Utilize intense pulsed light, laser, and other therapies to manage dry eye disease in patients undergoing blepharoplasty; Differentiate the mechanisms by which various emerging therapies slow the progression of geographic atrophy; Select appropriate therapies based on genetic risk for agerelated macular degeneration.

Glaucoma Update

Assess benefits and limitations of optical coherence tomography angiography for the early diagnosis of glaucoma; Integrate novel drug therapies and microinvasive glaucoma surgery into clinical practice; Select appropriate treatments for patients with primary angleclosure disease; Modify use of topical glaucoma therapies to minimize ocular and periocular complications; Differentiate neurologic, retinal, and other diseases that mimic glaucoma.


Identify risk factors for idiopathic intracranial hypertension and spontaneous intracranial hypotension; Perform a diagnostic workup for idiopathic intracranial hypertension and spontaneous intracranial hypotension; Treat headache symptoms associated with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and spontaneous intracranial hypotension; Differentiate idiopathic intracranial hypertension and spontaneous intracranial hypotension from other headache etiologies; Develop strategies for modifying clinical workflow in ophthalmology practices to minimize risk for COVID-19 infection while maximizing quality of patient care.

Corneal Transplantation/Diabetic Retinopathy/Glaucoma

Describe medical contributions that led to development of modern techniques used for cornea transplantation; Review emerging techniques that improve safety and efficiency of cornea transplantation; Implement screening programs to improve diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy in high-risk and underserved populations; Develop treatment strategies for retinal disease that minimize risk for glaucoma-related complications; Select an appropriate cyclophotocoagulation procedure for treatment of refractory glaucoma.

Ocular Pain/Cataract Surgery

Differentiate dry eye from other causes of ocular surface pain; Identify signs of damage to the corneal nerves and tissues; Perform diagnostic tests to distinguish between peripheral and central sources of neuropathic ocular pain; Develop multidisciplinary strategies for management of ocular pain; Implement safety protocols and surgical techniques that minimize risk in immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery

Retina, Part 1: Peripheral Retinal Abnormalities

Identify common anatomic variations of the retina; Estimate the risk for retinal breaks associated with degenerative changes of the peripheral retina; Differentiate between retinal detachment and retinoschisis; Select cases in which prophylactic treatment of a retinal break would be appropriate; Describe the pathogenesis of retinal detachment.

Retina, Part 2: Retinal Detachment

Identify risk factors that lead to development and progression of retinal detachment; Differentiate rhegmatogenous retinal detachment from other forms of retinal detachment; Estimate the location of retinal breaks associated with retinal detachment; Develop strategies for surgical management of retinal detachments; Determine urgency of surgery based on the macular status and duration of retinal detachment.


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