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 60 (OPH60) Topics Include:  Complications of Cataract Surgery in Patients with Diabetes, Treatments for Infectious Uveitis, Amblyopia in Children, OSD, Diabetic Eye Disease, and more.      

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

Full Course:
OPH60
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
OPH60A, OPH60B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Current Concepts in Ophthalmology 2017

Anticipate complications of cataract surgery in patients with diabetes; Recognize various forms of herpetic ocular disease; List the signs and symptoms of peripheral ulcerative keratitis; Differentiate pediatric orbital tumors from benign conditions; Choose appropriate treatment for orbital fractures in children.

IFIS/TASS/Endophthalmitis/IOLs

Create a surgical protocol for prevention of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome; List risk factors for toxic anterior segment syndrome; Cite evidence supporting use of intracameral antibiotics during cataract surgery; Explain why postoperative topical antibiotics should not be tapered after cataract surgery; Summarize the state of contemporary research on accommodating intraocular lenses.

Three Perspectives on Retinal Disease

Compare home monitoring of neovascular age-related macular degeneration with preferential hyperacuity perimetry to monitoring with an Amsler grid; Explain the mechanisms of action of novel drug therapies for treating neovascular age-related macular degeneration; List the potential advantages of using lentiviral vectors for gene-transfer therapy in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Describe the roles of angiopoietin-1 and -2 in the pathogenesis of neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Cite data on the use of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) inhibitors in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Frontiers of Glaucoma Treatment

Objectively evaluate published clinical research; Counsel a family about the time required for resolution of childhood amblyopia; Summarize findings of key studies on amblyopia conducted by the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group; Formulate a treatment plan for a teenager with previously undiagnosed amblyopia; Develop an algorithm for management of amblyopia in children.

Uveitis/Prosthetics/Masquerade Syndromes

Consider emerging treatments for infectious uveitis; Explain the role of biologics in the treatment of noninfectious uveitis; Distinguish first- from second-line biologic agents in the management of noninfectious uveitis; Evaluate a new retinal prosthesis system for patients with retinitis pigmentosa; List diseases that can masquerade as melanoma.

Ophthalmology Consultation: Pediatrics

Determine the cause of red eyes in children; Identify ophthalmic lesions that require referral to a specialist; Evaluate the risks and benefits of medications for the treatment of conjunctivitis; Recognize risk factors for myopia; Implement treatment for patients with myopia.

Narrow-Angle Glaucoma/Glaucoma Surgery

Explain the role of rapid eye movement sleep in regulation of intraocular pressure; Based on anatomic characteristics, choose an appropriate surgical approach for a patient with pupillary block; List the risks and benefits of mitomycin C in surgery for glaucoma; Manage glaucoma in a patient who is taking an anticoagulant; Summarize the findings of the CyCLE study.

Severe Ocular Surface Disease

Cite causes of limbal stem cell failure; Avoid sensitization of immune system in patients with limbal deficiency; Use a team approach to treating severe OSD; Assess the safety of immunosuppression in patients with OSD; Assess the complications and prognoses associated with medical and surgical treatment strategies for OSD.

Strabismus and Amblyopia

Objectively evaluate published clinical research; Counsel a family about the time required for resolution of childhood amblyopia; Summarize findings of key studies on amblyopia conducted by the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group; Formulate a treatment plan for a teenager with previously undiagnosed amblyopia; Develop an algorithm for management of amblyopia in children.

The Retina in the Real World

Explain the pathogenesis of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD); Manage retinal detachment in patients without PVD; Implement the findings of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network in managing diabetic eye disease; Identify patients with diabetic eye disease who will benefit from treatment with steroids and/or laser; Choose among various imaging modalities to effectively visualize ocular pathology.

Current Concepts in Ophthalmology 2017

Anticipate complications of cataract surgery in patients with diabetes; Recognize various forms of herpetic ocular disease; List the signs and symptoms of peripheral ulcerative keratitis; Differentiate pediatric orbital tumors from benign conditions; Choose appropriate treatment for orbital fractures in children.

Three Perspectives on Retinal Disease

Compare home monitoring of neovascular age-related macular degeneration with preferential hyperacuity perimetry to monitoring with an Amsler grid; Explain the mechanisms of action of novel drug therapies for treating neovascular age-related macular degeneration; List the potential advantages of using lentiviral vectors for gene-transfer therapy in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Describe the roles of angiopoietin-1 and -2 in the pathogenesis of neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Cite data on the use of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) inhibitors in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Uveitis/Prosthetics/Masquerade Syndromes

Consider emerging treatments for infectious uveitis; Explain the role of biologics in the treatment of noninfectious uveitis; Distinguish first- from second-line biologic agents in the management of noninfectious uveitis; Evaluate a new retinal prosthesis system for patients with retinitis pigmentosa; List diseases that can masquerade as melanoma.

Narrow-Angle Glaucoma/Glaucoma Surgery

Explain the role of rapid eye movement sleep in regulation of intraocular pressure; Based on anatomic characteristics, choose an appropriate surgical approach for a patient with pupillary block; List the risks and benefits of mitomycin C in surgery for glaucoma; Manage glaucoma in a patient who is taking an anticoagulant; Summarize the findings of the CyCLE study.

Strabismus and Amblyopia

Objectively evaluate published clinical research; Counsel a family about the time required for resolution of childhood amblyopia; Summarize findings of key studies on amblyopia conducted by the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group; Formulate a treatment plan for a teenager with previously undiagnosed amblyopia; Develop an algorithm for management of amblyopia in children.

IFIS/TASS/Endophthalmitis/IOLs

Create a surgical protocol for prevention of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome; List risk factors for toxic anterior segment syndrome; Cite evidence supporting use of intracameral antibiotics during cataract surgery; Explain why postoperative topical antibiotics should not be tapered after cataract surgery; Summarize the state of contemporary research on accommodating intraocular lenses.

Frontiers of Glaucoma Treatment

Objectively evaluate published clinical research; Counsel a family about the time required for resolution of childhood amblyopia; Summarize findings of key studies on amblyopia conducted by the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group; Formulate a treatment plan for a teenager with previously undiagnosed amblyopia; Develop an algorithm for management of amblyopia in children.

Ophthalmology Consultation: Pediatrics

Determine the cause of red eyes in children; Identify ophthalmic lesions that require referral to a specialist; Evaluate the risks and benefits of medications for the treatment of conjunctivitis; Recognize risk factors for myopia; Implement treatment for patients with myopia.

Severe Ocular Surface Disease

Cite causes of limbal stem cell failure; Avoid sensitization of immune system in patients with limbal deficiency; Use a team approach to treating severe OSD; Assess the safety of immunosuppression in patients with OSD; Assess the complications and prognoses associated with medical and surgical treatment strategies for OSD.

The Retina in the Real World

Explain the pathogenesis of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD); Manage retinal detachment in patients without PVD; Implement the findings of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network in managing diabetic eye disease; Identify patients with diabetic eye disease who will benefit from treatment with steroids and/or laser; Choose among various imaging modalities to effectively visualize ocular pathology.

Additional Information

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Other courses of interest may include:  PediatricsFamily PracticeInternal MedicineObesity and Infectious Disease.

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