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 65 (OPH65) Topics Include:   Treatment for Uvetic Glaucoma, Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema, Ophthalmologic Surgery During Pregnancy, Risks of Blepharoplasty, and more.      

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Course Topics

Glaucoma Update

Identify patients with glaucoma who would benefit from trabeculectomy; Choose an appropriate treatment approach for patients with glaucoma who have comorbid ocular conditions; Compare and contrast genetic testing for early-onset and adult-onset glaucoma; Evaluate data on the use of virtual reality oculokinetic perimetry in patients with glaucoma; Provide treatment for a patient with uveitic glaucoma.

Monoclonal Antibodies /Glaucoma /Amblyopia

Overcome challenges associated with the treatment of ocular diseases with monoclonal antibody therapy; Select appropriate diagnostic tools and surgical techniques for patients with glaucoma; Explain the mechanisms of action of latanoprostene bunod and rho kinase inhibitors; Consider the use of novel drugs in the treatment of glaucoma; Use a photoscreener to detect amblyopia in children.


Choose an appropriate therapeutic approach for patients with concussion; Recognize limitations of standard visual field testing in the detection of glaucoma; Use optical coherence tomography angiography to detect glaucoma; Choose appropriate treatment modalities for patients with diabetic macular edema; Identify patients with retinal disease likely to benefit from nondamaging retinal laser therapy.


Use optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography to diagnose and manage glaucoma; Identify patients at risk for angle-closure glaucoma with gonioscopy or anterior segment OCT; Explain the role of electrical fields in optic nerve regeneration; Choose an appropriate treatment modality for patients with eyelid disorders; Recognize the advantages of screening for ocular disorders with wide-field fundus photography.


List the changes in maternal physiology and anatomy that should be considered when a patient must undergo anesthesia during a pregnancy; Identify medications that are safe for a woman who must undergo ophthalmologic surgery during pregnancy; Explain why anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapies are less efficacious in real-world use than during clinical trials; Summarize findings of recent trials testing new monoclonal antibodies for treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Recognize expected pathophysiologic changes in the retina in a patient with paracentral acute middle maculopathy.

Hyperkalemia /Sickle-cell Retinopathy/Ocular Ischemia/Macular Telangiectasia

Summarize the findings of the SCREAM Project, which evaluated levels of potassium in a large cohort of patients; Present arguments for and against cancelling a nonurgent surgical procedure because of hyperkalemia; Discuss treatment options with a patient who has sickle cell retinopathy; Manage a patient with acute monocular vision loss in accordance with new recommendations; Diagnose idiopathic juxtafoveal retinal telangiectasia.

IOL Implantation/Osteogenesis Imperfecta/ Eyelid Procedures

Design surgical procedures for sutureless and sutured fixation of intraocular lenses; List ocular sequelae of osteogenesis imperfecta; Differentiate between benign and malignant eyelid lesions; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of different removal techniques for eyelid lesions; Identify risks associated with blepharoplasty.

Ptosis/Diabetic Retinopathy/AMD/Femtosecond Laser Surgery/Glaucoma

Compare treatment options across ages for patients with blepharoptosis; Evaluate data on current and proposed therapies for patients with diabetic retinopathy; Draw parallels between age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa; Recognize the advantages of femtosecond laser use in cataract surgery; Consider the risks and benefits of escalating from medication to surgery in patients with glaucoma.

AMD/Pediatric Orbital Tumors /Glaucoma

Relate changes in the gut microbiome to the progression of age-related macular degeneration; Distinguish between the different types of orbital tumors that occur in children; Identify risk factors for bleb-related endophthalmitis; Choose safe options for treatment of glaucoma during different stages of pregnancy; Critique the merits of existing treatment methods for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, based on findings of clinical trials.

Angle Closure /Cataract Surgery in Glaucoma

Evaluate the anatomic problems that guide plans for correction in patients with angle-closure glaucoma; Use viscoelastic agents appropriately during cataract surgery for patients with angle-closure glaucoma; Contrast treatments for a fibrotic iris with those for a floppy iris in patients with angle-closure glaucoma; Predict outcomes of cataract surgery in patients with glaucoma on the basis of foveal sensitivity testing; Assess the feasibility of implanting a premium intraocular lens in a patient with glaucoma.


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