Ophthalmology

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)

Series 61 (OPH61) Topics Include:  Risks and Benefits of Conservative Therapies for Patients with Retinal Artery Occlusion, Improving Clinical Practice Patterns and Patient Outcomes, Cranial Nerve Palsy, Manage Treatment of Herpes Simplex Keratitis, Manage Giant Cell Arteritis, and more.      

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
OPH61
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
OPH61A, OPH61B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Perspectives on the Retina

Diagnose cuticular drusen; Recommend measures to prevent progression in patients with age-related macular degeneration; Counsel a patient requesting genetic testing for age-related macular degeneration; Manage treatment of acute branch retinal artery occlusion; Explain the risks and benefits of conservative therapies to a patient with retinal artery occlusion.

Cardiac Disease and Ophthalmic Surgery/Cataract Surgery

Identify patients presenting for ophthalmic surgery who may be at high risk for cardiovascular events; List pathologies with implications for anesthesia in ophthalmic surgery; Implements a multidisciplinary approach to management of high-risk patients prior to ophthalmic surgery; Apply perioperative managements strategies for prophylaxis of postoperative endophthalmitis; Compare clinical efficacy among agents used for prophylaxis of postoperative endophthamitis.

The Causes and Predictors of Uveitis

Herpes Simplex Keratitis/Diabetic Retinopathy and Axial Length/Cocaine and IPRGC/IOP Dynamics

Diagnose common and uncommon presentations of herpes keratitis; Manage treatment of herpes simplex keratitis; Explain the relationship between diabetic retinopathy and axial length of the eye; List distinguishing characteristics of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells; Counsel a patient about the differences between femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and traditional phacoemulsification.

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Implement treatment and monitoring strategies for patients with glaucoma.; Assess the risks for glaucoma progression and visual field loss based on peak and consistent intraocular pressures; Manage patient expectations of glaucoma treatment and outcomes; Recognize the benefit of quality of care measures in improving clinical practice patterns and patient outcomes; Use tools and strategies that promote quality of care in ophthalmologic practice.

Strabismus Surgery/Gene Therapy/Persistent Macular Holes

Appropriately treat a child with amblyopia; Characterize symptoms associated with pulled-in-two syndrome; List techniques used to perform gene therapy; Explain the pathophysiology of macular holes; Illustrate the inverted internal limiting membrane flap technique for repair of macular holes.

Diabetic Macular Edema

Implement appropriate treatment strategies to manage diabetic macular edema; Counsel a diabetic patient about the importance of timely, regular treatment of diabetic eye disease; Recognize the roles of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (EGF) agents and corticosteroids in the management of diabetic macular edema; Anticipate systemic risks associated with intraocular anti-EGF treatment; Explain the effect of EGF on perfusion in the diabetic retina.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Highlights from Current Concepts of Ophthalmology 2018

Determine whether a patient with a palsy of cranial nerve III requires angiography; Evaluate a child referred for headaches and possible papilledema; Distinguish between thyroid eye disease and myasthenia gravis; List factors associated with good outcomes in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland; Manage giant cell arteritis in a patient who presents with symptoms.

Lazy Eye/Headaches in Children

Differentiate between strabismus and amblyopia; Measure the angle of deviation in patients with strabismus; Identify patients with amblyopia who would not benefit from surgery on extra-ocular muscles; Assess the optic nerve for signs of increased intracranial pressure; Systematically evaluate ocular motility to correctly diagnose cranial nerve palsy.

Five Perspectives on Glaucoma 2018

Choose appropriate surgical techniques and devices to treat patients with glaucoma of varying degrees of severity; Take appropriate action to prevent an impaired physician from causing harm; Weigh the risks and benefits of achieving a target intraocular pressure goal for a patient with glaucoma; Identify and treat aqueous misdirection syndrome; Distinguish uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema (UGH) syndrome from other causes of inflammation in the anterior segment.

Perspectives on the Retina

Diagnose cuticular drusen; Recommend measures to prevent progression in patients with age-related macular degeneration; Counsel a patient requesting genetic testing for age-related macular degeneration; Manage treatment of acute branch retinal artery occlusion; Explain the risks and benefits of conservative therapies to a patient with retinal artery occlusion.

The Causes and Predictors of Uveitis

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Implement treatment and monitoring strategies for patients with glaucoma.; Assess the risks for glaucoma progression and visual field loss based on peak and consistent intraocular pressures; Manage patient expectations of glaucoma treatment and outcomes; Recognize the benefit of quality of care measures in improving clinical practice patterns and patient outcomes; Use tools and strategies that promote quality of care in ophthalmologic practice.

Diabetic Macular Edema

Implement appropriate treatment strategies to manage diabetic macular edema; Counsel a diabetic patient about the importance of timely, regular treatment of diabetic eye disease; Recognize the roles of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (EGF) agents and corticosteroids in the management of diabetic macular edema; Anticipate systemic risks associated with intraocular anti-EGF treatment; Explain the effect of EGF on perfusion in the diabetic retina.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Lazy Eye/Headaches in Children

Differentiate between strabismus and amblyopia; Measure the angle of deviation in patients with strabismus; Identify patients with amblyopia who would not benefit from surgery on extra-ocular muscles; Assess the optic nerve for signs of increased intracranial pressure; Systematically evaluate ocular motility to correctly diagnose cranial nerve palsy.

Cardiac Disease and Ophthalmic Surgery/Cataract Surgery

Identify patients presenting for ophthalmic surgery who may be at high risk for cardiovascular events; List pathologies with implications for anesthesia in ophthalmic surgery; Implements a multidisciplinary approach to management of high-risk patients prior to ophthalmic surgery; Apply perioperative managements strategies for prophylaxis of postoperative endophthalmitis; Compare clinical efficacy among agents used for prophylaxis of postoperative endophthamitis.

Herpes Simplex Keratitis/Diabetic Retinopathy and Axial Length/Cocaine and IPRGC/IOP Dynamics

Diagnose common and uncommon presentations of herpes keratitis; Manage treatment of herpes simplex keratitis; Explain the relationship between diabetic retinopathy and axial length of the eye; List distinguishing characteristics of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells; Counsel a patient about the differences between femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and traditional phacoemulsification.

Strabismus Surgery/Gene Therapy/Persistent Macular Holes

Appropriately treat a child with amblyopia; Characterize symptoms associated with pulled-in-two syndrome; List techniques used to perform gene therapy; Explain the pathophysiology of macular holes; Illustrate the inverted internal limiting membrane flap technique for repair of macular holes.

Highlights from Current Concepts of Ophthalmology 2018

Determine whether a patient with a palsy of cranial nerve III requires angiography; Evaluate a child referred for headaches and possible papilledema; Distinguish between thyroid eye disease and myasthenia gravis; List factors associated with good outcomes in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland; Manage giant cell arteritis in a patient who presents with symptoms.

Five Perspectives on Glaucoma 2018

Choose appropriate surgical techniques and devices to treat patients with glaucoma of varying degrees of severity; Take appropriate action to prevent an impaired physician from causing harm; Weigh the risks and benefits of achieving a target intraocular pressure goal for a patient with glaucoma; Identify and treat aqueous misdirection syndrome; Distinguish uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema (UGH) syndrome from other causes of inflammation in the anterior segment.

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