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 59 (OPH59) Topics Include:  FDA Regulations for Manufacturers of Generic Solutions, Thyroid Eye Disease, Undiagnosed OSA in Patients with Retinal Disorders, IOL, Complications of Vitrectomy, and more.      

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

Full Course:
OPH59
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
OPH59A, OPH59B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Ophthalmology Updates

Summarize regulations set forth by the US Food and Drug Administration for manufacturers of generic solutions; Counsel a patient with a tumor of the eyelid about biopsy of the sentinel lymph node; Differentiate among the major categories of skin care products used in the periocular region; Weigh the benefits and disadvantages of optical
coherence tomography angiography; Optimize use of the fluocinolone implant (Iluvien).

Clinical Ophthalmology

Diagnose choroidal melanoma; Differentiate among targeted genetic therapies for the treatment of choroidal melanoma; Safely perform cataract surgery in a patient with a
history of uveitis; Compare and contrast current methods for the correction of presbyopia; Contrast the safety and effectiveness of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery with a traditional approach to cataract surgery.

Highlights from Under Pressure: Glaucoma, Neuro-ophthalmology, and Cataract

Assess the activity and severity of disease in a patient with thyroid eye disease; Manage the treatment of a patient with thyroid eye disease; Interpret imaging findings in a patient with idiopathic intracranial hypertension; Recognize the association between endothelial cell density and the type of treatment a patient has received for glaucoma; List advantages of superior incisions over temporal incisions in the treatment of cataract.

Current Concepts in Ophthalmology

Use clinical criteria to differentiate typical from atypical optic neuritis; List risk factors for arteritic and nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy; Distinguish neuromyelitis optica from similar disorders; Treat a patient with diabetic macular edema; Apply findings from clinical trials to clinical practice.

Highlights from Transformational Ophthalmology

Counsel patients considering implantation of premium lenses (IOLs); Differentiate emerging technologies for patients requiring IOLs; Recognize the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and response to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapies in patients with retinal disease; Consider the incidence of undiagnosed OSA in patients with retinal disorders; Assess the findings of studies evaluating response to anti-VEGF therapy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Glaucoma Symposium

Recognize the significance of diurnal changes in intraocular pressure; Assess the benefits of measuring intraocular pressure outside the range of normal office hours; List the elements of the composite score for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System in 2017; Identify patients with risk factors for steroid response; Compare micropulse laser procedures with standard methods of cyclophotocoagulation.

Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Select an appropriate intraocular lens (IOL) for each patient based on patient characteristics and desires; Align a toric IOL; . Manage residual astigmatism in a patient receiving a toric IOL; Use topography to guide management of patients receiving IOLs; Choose an IOL for a patient who has had laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.

Management of Diabetic Eye Disease

Summarize the findings of clinical studies that established the efficacy and safety of sustained delivery systems (corticosteroid implants) for treatment of diabetic macular edema; Choose appropriate anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents for patients with diabetic macular edema, based on their baseline characteristics; Treat a patient with diabetic macular edema who does not respond to initial treatment with an anti-VEGF agent; Discuss the nature and significance of adverse events observed during the Protocol T study conducted by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network; Describe safety outcomes in the Protocol S study conducted by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Posterior Uveitis

Use clinical history and imaging studies to distinguish among white-dot syndromes; Appropriately treat a patient who presents with a white dot syndrome; Diagnose uveitis secondary to toxoplasmosis; Summarize ocular findings in the posterior segment typical of patients with arthropod-borne infections; Differentiate between malignant and nonmalignant masquerade syndromes in children with apparent uveitis.

Vascular Occlusion/Epiretinal Membrane Peeling/Uveal Melanoma/Vitrectomy

List risk factors for branch and central retinal vein occlusion; Recognize diseases in which vitreomacular adhesion plays a role; Predict the likelihood of metastatic progression based on uveal melanoma size; Differentiate between uveal melanoma and choroidal nevus; Anticipate complications of vitrectomy.

Ophthalmology Updates

Summarize regulations set forth by the US Food and Drug Administration for manufacturers of generic solutions; Counsel a patient with a tumor of the eyelid about biopsy of the sentinel lymph node; Differentiate among the major categories of skin care products used in the periocular region; Weigh the benefits and disadvantages of optical
coherence tomography angiography; Optimize use of the fluocinolone implant (Iluvien).

Clinical Ophthalmology

Diagnose choroidal melanoma; Differentiate among targeted genetic therapies for the treatment of choroidal melanoma; Safely perform cataract surgery in a patient with a
history of uveitis; Compare and contrast current methods for the correction of presbyopia; Contrast the safety and effectiveness of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery with a traditional approach to cataract surgery.

Highlights from Under Pressure: Glaucoma, Neuro-ophthalmology, and Cataract

Assess the activity and severity of disease in a patient with thyroid eye disease; Manage the treatment of a patient with thyroid eye disease; Interpret imaging findings in a patient with idiopathic intracranial hypertension; Recognize the association between endothelial cell density and the type of treatment a patient has received for glaucoma; List advantages of superior incisions over temporal incisions in the treatment of cataract.

Current Concepts in Ophthalmology

Use clinical criteria to differentiate typical from atypical optic neuritis; List risk factors for arteritic and nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy; Distinguish neuromyelitis optica from similar disorders; Treat a patient with diabetic macular edema; Apply findings from clinical trials to clinical practice.

Highlights from Transformational Ophthalmology

Counsel patients considering implantation of premium lenses (IOLs); Differentiate emerging technologies for patients requiring IOLs; Recognize the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and response to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapies in patients with retinal disease; Consider the incidence of undiagnosed OSA in patients with retinal disorders; Assess the findings of studies evaluating response to anti-VEGF therapy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Glaucoma Symposium

Recognize the significance of diurnal changes in intraocular pressure; Assess the benefits of measuring intraocular pressure outside the range of normal office hours; List the elements of the composite score for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System in 2017; Identify patients with risk factors for steroid response; Compare micropulse laser procedures with standard methods of cyclophotocoagulation.

Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Select an appropriate intraocular lens (IOL) for each patient based on patient characteristics and desires; Align a toric IOL; . Manage residual astigmatism in a patient receiving a toric IOL; Use topography to guide management of patients receiving IOLs; Choose an IOL for a patient who has had laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.

Management of Diabetic Eye Disease

Summarize the findings of clinical studies that established the efficacy and safety of sustained delivery systems (corticosteroid implants) for treatment of diabetic macular edema; Choose appropriate anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents for patients with diabetic macular edema, based on their baseline characteristics; Treat a patient with diabetic macular edema who does not respond to initial treatment with an anti-VEGF agent; Discuss the nature and significance of adverse events observed during the Protocol T study conducted by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network; Describe safety outcomes in the Protocol S study conducted by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Posterior Uveitis

Use clinical history and imaging studies to distinguish among white-dot syndromes; Appropriately treat a patient who presents with a white dot syndrome; Diagnose uveitis secondary to toxoplasmosis; Summarize ocular findings in the posterior segment typical of patients with arthropod-borne infections; Differentiate between malignant and nonmalignant masquerade syndromes in children with apparent uveitis.

Vascular Occlusion/Epiretinal Membrane Peeling/Uveal Melanoma/Vitrectomy

List risk factors for branch and central retinal vein occlusion; Recognize diseases in which vitreomacular adhesion plays a role; Predict the likelihood of metastatic progression based on uveal melanoma size; Differentiate between uveal melanoma and choroidal nevus; Anticipate complications of vitrectomy.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

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

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.