Ophthalmology Seminar CME / CPD 

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

Ophthalmology Pearls

Evaluate and treat patients with monocular transient visual loss; Select appropriate patients for external vs endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy; Treat patients who sustain ophthalmic injuries from facial dog bites; Recognize potential causes for poor visual outcomes after vitrectomy; Discuss the possible benefits of augmented reality technology for patients with low vision.

Optic Neuritis/Neuro-ophthalmology/Eye Asymmetry/Risk Management

Differentiate neuromyelitis optica from typical optic neuritis based on the pattern of optic nerve enhancement revealed on magnetic resonance imaging; Recognize indications for ordering aquaporin-4 and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody tests in patients with optic neuritis; Identify the features and possible cause of spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome; Provide patients with effective surgical and nonsurgical options for treatment of eye asymmetry based on its underlying causes; Implement effective strategies to prevent medicolegal problems.

Anterior Segment

Distinguish different types of pigmented conjunctival lesions and estimate the risk of transformation into melanoma; Describe characteristics of and targets for micro-invasive glaucoma surgeries; Select appropriate micro-invasive glaucoma surgeries based on the severity of glaucoma; Recommend appropriate modalities to protect and heal the ocular surface; Prescribe interferon alfa-2B and cimetidine to treat viral conjunctival papilloma.

Cataract /Private Equity/Glaucoma

Appropriately select patients with cataract and glaucoma for toric or multifocal intraocular lenses; Evaluate the benefits and risks of selling an ophthalmology practice to private equity; Include all key considerations when selecting an appropriate surgery for a patient with glaucoma; Determine the appropriateness of canal vs transscleral surgery for patients with glaucoma and cataract; Implement appropriate risk management principles when treating patients with glaucoma.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Assess age-appropriate visual developmental milestones in infants and young children; Diagnose and treat amblyopia in young children; Identify common and uncommon causes of red eyes in children; Differentiate among viral, bacterial, and allergic conjunctivitis; Recognize the signs and symptoms of pediatric eye disorders that require referral to an ophthalmologist.


Optimize the use of optical coherence tomography angiography to evaluate retinal circulation in patients with glaucoma; Evaluate and monitor pediatric patients with retinoblastomas using optical coherence tomography; Avoid the typical limitations of past screening programs for glaucoma; Recognize the benefits of community- and telemedicinebased glaucoma screening programs in high-risk populations; Identify and treat bleb-related infections and bleb leaks.

Intraocular Lenses/Cataract Surgery

Manage patients with type 1 and type 2 dislocated intraocular lenses; Identify patients suitable for implantation with premium intraocular lenses; Perform optical biometry and intraocular lens power calculations; Plan appropriate surgical strategies for patients with concurrent cataracts and corneal disease; Describe features of the Lambda technique for smallincision cataract surgery.


Assess the evidence for different etiologies of myopia; Evaluate the efficacy of various interventions for preventing the onset and progression of myopia; Counsel parents about the use of low-dose atropine for preventing progression of myopia in children; Describe the devices and fluidics associated with phacoemulsification; Review recent evidence for the optimal management of patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Uveitis/Retinal Implants/Presbyopia//Pupil Examination

Prescribe steroids or steroid-sparing treatments for patients with noninfectious uveitis; Recommend sustained-release steroid implants for patients with noninfectious uveitis, retinal vein occlusion, or diabetic macular edema; Describe the effects of topical eyedrops for treating patients with presbyopia; Examine the pupils of patients with acute painful pupillary problems; Recognize life-threatening conditions associated with acute painful pupillary problems.

IRIS Database / Imaging for Diabetic Retinopathy/ Central Serous Choroidopathy

Identify patients at risk for diabetic macular edema; Use optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to monitor for pathological changes in the retinal layers in patients with diabetes mellitus; Choose parameters measurable on OCTA images with high sensitivity and specificity for detecting early physiological changes in the retinal capillary plexuses of patients with diabetes mellitus; Manage risk factors in patients with CSR; Provide treatment for patients with acute and chronic CSR.

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If you have taken the current Ophthalmology CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Ophthalmology plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.


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