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 67 (OPH67) Topics Include:   Intraocular Lens Complications, Treatment Outcomes for Chronic Glaucoma, Malar Edema, Conjunctivitis, Angle Assessment, and more.      

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

Full Course:
OPH67
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
OPH67A, OPH67B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Keratitis

Develop a systemic approach to the classification of herpes simplex viral keratitis; Differentiate between active and secondary viral manifestations; Select the appropriate treatment for herpes simplex viral keratitis; Choose topical ophthalmic drugs that minimize risk for ocular toxicity; Recognize the clinical presentation of herpes zoster ophthalmicus.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Keratitis, Part 2: Bacterial, Fungal, and Parasitic Etiologies

Employ appropriate diagnostic and clinical approaches to bacterial infectious keratitis; Interpret the ocular microbiology of infectious keratitis; Differentiate among bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and atypical mycobacterial corneal infections; Select the appropriate therapy for the treatment of various types of infectious keratitis; Develop a systematic approach to managing recalcitrant infectious keratitis.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Bilateral Cataract Surgery/Steroids for Retinal Disease

Weigh the benefits and risks associated with immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery; Implement optimal practices for immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) using the International Society of Bilateral Cataract Surgeons General Principles for Excellence in ISBCS; Select candidates most likely to benefit from immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery; Elaborate on types of steroids used to treat retinal disease and their individual properties; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of retinal disease.

Intracameral Antibiotics/Cobalamin C Disease

Implement surgical techniques that reduce the risk for postoperative endophthalmitis; Compare the benefits and drawbacks of different intracameral antibiotics; Prescribe the appropriate dosages of topical and intracameral moxifloxacin for cataract surgery; Recognize ocular complications in pediatric patients with cobalamin C disease; Differentiate between trauma-related and disease-related etiologies in pediatric patients

Dry Eye/Cataract Surgery

Identify Sjogren syndrome in patients with aqueousdeficient dry eye; Assess for eyelid and conjunctival abnormalities that cause dry eye symptoms; Differentiate between nociceptive and neuropathic eye pain; Select appropriate therapies for evaporative dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction; Weigh the advantages of small-incision cataract surgery against its disadvantages.

Conjunctivitis/Drop-free Glaucoma Therapies

Distinguish between clinical presentations of papillary and follicular conjunctivitides; Classify the conjunctivitides according to chronicity and clinical features; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and cicatricial conjunctivitis; Elaborate on the benefits of drop-free glaucoma therapy; Select formulations of glaucoma drugs that improve patient compliance and outcomes of treatment.

Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices for Phacoemulsification Surgery

Classify ophthalmic viscosurgical devices based on their rheologic properties; Utilize soft-shell techniques to prevent and treat complications of cataract surgery; Select appropriate ophthalmic viscosurgical devices for complex surgical cases; Manage risk factors for intraoperative floppy iris syndrome; Employ methods for safely removing ophthalmic viscosurgical devices from the eye.

Retinoblastoma/Glaucoma

Recognize clinical features of advanced retinoblastoma that are predictive for failure of treatment; Optimize the use of novel therapies for retinoblastoma; Select patients most likely to benefit from minimally invasive glaucoma surgery; Combine cataract and glaucoma surgery to improve outcomes; Compare newer glaucoma drugs with traditional drugs that provide only palliative therapy

Neuro-ophthalmology/Pediatric Ophthalmology/OCTA

Recognize ophthalmic manifestations that may precede a diagnosis of associated malignancies; Identify disease processes through evaluation of paraneoplastic antibodies; Optimize treatment of vision- and life-threatening disorders of the eyes in children; Differentiate normal developmental milestones of the eye from abnormal ocular conditions; Use optical coherence tomography angiography to evaluate early vascular changes in patients who have glaucoma.

Glaucoma/Uveitis /Narrow Angle Glaucoma

Select patients with glaucoma most likely to benefit from laser trabeculoplasty; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of trabeculectomy and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery; Differentiate uveitis associated with a systemic disease from idiopathic uveitis; Recognize ocular and systemic findings associated with uveitis that require an aggressive approach to treatment; Elaborate on benefits and risks associated with dilation in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma.

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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.

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