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 58 (OPH58) Topics Include:  Glaucoma, Rainbow Glare, Cornea and Cataracts, Macular Edema, Ophthalmology Updates, and more.      

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

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Glaucoma Trials and Management

Summarize the major findings of the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study; Select patients with normal-tension glaucoma who are likely to benefit from treatment; Explain the major differences in findings between white and black individuals in the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study; Identify suitable candidates to undergo a tube shunt procedure; Manage postoperative complications following glaucoma implant surgery.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

The Cornea and Cataracts

Select a formula for calculating the power of an intraocular lens (IOL) for patients with myopia, hyperopia, and previous refractive surgery; Identify potential difficulties in measurement of the posterior corneal surface in patients receiving IOLs; Summarize changes that occur with aging in an astigmatic eye; Illustrate the relationship between toric effect, IOL power, and the depth of the anterior chamber; Define phase wrapping.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

Current Concepts in Pediatrics and Plastics

Diagnose the underlying disorder in a patient with a palsy or palsies of cranial nerves affecting extraocular movements; Select corrective lenses and prisms for a patient with diplopia; Use biologic agents appropriately in patients with orbital diseases; Assess the activity of disease in a patient with Graves ophthalmopathy; Provide medical and surgical management for a patient with thyroid eye disease.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

Highlights of the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting

Consider indications for keratoplasty; Compare the risks and benefits of different types of endothelial keratoplasty; Consult with the anesthesia team regarding the type of anesthesia to be used for endothelial keratoplasty; Retrieve a lost intraocular muscle during surgery for strabismus; Select appropriate candidates for nonsurgical treatment of malposition of the eyelid.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

Imaging, DME, Rainbow Glare, and Trabeculectomy

List the advantages and disadvantages of technologies used for widefield and ultra widefield imaging; Explain the significance of predominantly peripheral lesions in patients with diabetic retinopathy; Summarize findings of studies leading to approval of corticosteroid implants for diabetic macular edema; Counsel patients undergoing femtosecond laser procedures about rainbow glare; Consider surgical techniques that increase the safety of trabeculectomy.

FOR OD's: NOT COPE APPROVED

Updates On Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, Infectious Retinitis, and OCT

Summarize new methods for delivering drugs to the eye in patients with glaucoma; Select appropriate patients for undergoing cataract surgery using a femtosecond laser; Diagnose infectious and immunologic forms of retinitis; Use optical coherence tomography to detect early glaucoma; Define and describe the ganglion cell complex.

FOR OD's: NOT COPE APPROVED

Glaucoma Update

Consider the relationship between intraocular pressure and progression of glaucoma; Identify trabecular meshwork and other structures on gonioscopy; Interpret gonioscopic findings in patients with ocular disease; Prevent and manage conjunctival bleeding during glaucoma surgery; Provide treatment for a patient with acute angle closure.

FOR OD's: NOT COPE APPROVED

Managing Anterior Segment Bumps, Growths, and Tumors/Treating Endothelial Dysfunction

Select appropriate candidates for surgical treatment of pterygia; Determine whether use of mitomycin C is justified in patients with pterygia; Manage ocular surface squamous neoplasia; Cite advantages and disadvantages of different techniques for treating endothelial disease; Identify risk factors for graft detachment after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

Macular Edema/Diabetic Retinopathy

Interpret findings of the Protocol I study that compared multiple treatments for diabetic retinopathy; Apply the findings of the RISE and RIDE studies to clinical practice; Contrast outcomes from the Protocol T study for patients with good vs poor baseline visual acuity; Select appropriate therapies for patients with diabetic macular edema, based on medical history and response to previous therapies; Optimize the use of panretinal photocoagulation in the treatment of patients with diabetic retinopathy.

FOR OD's: NOT COPE APPROVED

2016 Ophthalmology Update

Counsel the family of a child with myopia about methods for slowing myopic progression; Summarize the findings of the Atropine for the Treatment of Myopia 2 trial (ATOM 2); Compare the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to dacryocystorhinostomy; List risk factors for hydroxychloroquine-induced retinopathy; Detect early retinal changes in patients taking hydroxychloroquine.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

Glaucoma Trials and Management

Summarize the major findings of the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study; Select patients with normal-tension glaucoma who are likely to benefit from treatment; Explain the major differences in findings between white and black individuals in the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study; Identify suitable candidates to undergo a tube shunt procedure; Manage postoperative complications following glaucoma implant surgery.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

Current Concepts in Pediatrics and Plastics

Diagnose the underlying disorder in a patient with a palsy or palsies of cranial nerves affecting extraocular movements; Select corrective lenses and prisms for a patient with diplopia; Use biologic agents appropriately in patients with orbital diseases; Assess the activity of disease in a patient with Graves ophthalmopathy; Provide medical and surgical management for a patient with thyroid eye disease.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

Imaging, DME, Rainbow Glare, and Trabeculectomy

List the advantages and disadvantages of technologies used for widefield and ultra widefield imaging; Explain the significance of predominantly peripheral lesions in patients with diabetic retinopathy; Summarize findings of studies leading to approval of corticosteroid implants for diabetic macular edema; Counsel patients undergoing femtosecond laser procedures about rainbow glare; Consider surgical techniques that increase the safety of trabeculectomy.

FOR OD's: NOT COPE APPROVED

Managing Anterior Segment Bumps, Growths, and Tumors/Treating Endothelial Dysfunction

Select appropriate candidates for surgical treatment of pterygia; Determine whether use of mitomycin C is justified in patients with pterygia; Manage ocular surface squamous neoplasia; Cite advantages and disadvantages of different techniques for treating endothelial disease; Identify risk factors for graft detachment after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

2016 Ophthalmology Update

Counsel the family of a child with myopia about methods for slowing myopic progression; Summarize the findings of the Atropine for the Treatment of Myopia 2 trial (ATOM 2); Compare the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to dacryocystorhinostomy; List risk factors for hydroxychloroquine-induced retinopathy; Detect early retinal changes in patients taking hydroxychloroquine.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

The Cornea and Cataracts

Select a formula for calculating the power of an intraocular lens (IOL) for patients with myopia, hyperopia, and previous refractive surgery; Identify potential difficulties in measurement of the posterior corneal surface in patients receiving IOLs; Summarize changes that occur with aging in an astigmatic eye; Illustrate the relationship between toric effect, IOL power, and the depth of the anterior chamber; Define phase wrapping.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

Highlights of the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting

Consider indications for keratoplasty; Compare the risks and benefits of different types of endothelial keratoplasty; Consult with the anesthesia team regarding the type of anesthesia to be used for endothelial keratoplasty; Retrieve a lost intraocular muscle during surgery for strabismus; Select appropriate candidates for nonsurgical treatment of malposition of the eyelid.

FOR OD's: COPE APPROVED

Updates On Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, Infectious Retinitis, and OCT

Summarize new methods for delivering drugs to the eye in patients with glaucoma; Select appropriate patients for undergoing cataract surgery using a femtosecond laser; Diagnose infectious and immunologic forms of retinitis; Use optical coherence tomography to detect early glaucoma; Define and describe the ganglion cell complex.

FOR OD's: NOT COPE APPROVED

Glaucoma Update

Consider the relationship between intraocular pressure and progression of glaucoma; Identify trabecular meshwork and other structures on gonioscopy; Interpret gonioscopic findings in patients with ocular disease; Prevent and manage conjunctival bleeding during glaucoma surgery; Provide treatment for a patient with acute angle closure.

FOR OD's: NOT COPE APPROVED

Macular Edema/Diabetic Retinopathy

Interpret findings of the Protocol I study that compared multiple treatments for diabetic retinopathy; Apply the findings of the RISE and RIDE studies to clinical practice; Contrast outcomes from the Protocol T study for patients with good vs poor baseline visual acuity; Select appropriate therapies for patients with diabetic macular edema, based on medical history and response to previous therapies; Optimize the use of panretinal photocoagulation in the treatment of patients with diabetic retinopathy.

FOR OD's: NOT COPE APPROVED

Additional Information

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