Ophthalmology - On Demand


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 68 (OPH68) Topics Include:  To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

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Challenging Comorbidities and Eye Surgery

Use validated techniques to assess a patient?s cognitive status; Select the most appropriate type of anesthesia for patients who have dementia and are undergoing eye surgery; Diagnose postoperative delirium and postoperative neurocognitive disorder; Identify patients who have obstructive sleep apnea for whom risk for surgical complications is high; Optimize surgical techniques and anesthesia in patients who have obstructive sleep apnea.

Anti-VEGF Therapy/Identifying Unusual Posterior Segment Tumors

Assess the benefits of anti-VEGF agents over other therapies for neovascular age-related macular degeneration; Evaluate the risks for ocular and systemic complications with the use of anti-VEGF therapy; Select appropriate anti-VEGF agents by considering their cost, efficacy, and safety profile; Differentiate benign vs malignant lesions of the posterior segment; Recognize systemic and potentially life-threatening associations of retinal and choroidal lesions.

Gene Therapy/Floppy Eyelid Syndrome/ Hemorrhage Risk/Steroid-sparing Therapy

Assess the role of gene therapy as an alternative to frequent injections in patients with chronic retinal disease; Identify patients likely to have obstructive sleep apnea by the presence of floppy eyelid syndrome; Weigh the risk for thrombotic events against the risk for intraoperative and postoperative hemorrhage in patients who take anticoagulant agents; Identify the benefits of steroid-sparing therapy in patients with chronic ocular inflammation; Select the appropriate immunomodulatory therapy and dosage regimen for patients with ocular diseases.

Predicting Progression of Glaucoma/Artificial Intelligence/ Applications for the Visually Challenged/Normal-tension Glaucoma

Anticipate the progression of glaucoma by assessing intraocular pressure; Evaluate clinical findings that are associated with glaucomatous progression; Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of artificial intelligence in health care applications; Recommend applications with accessibility features for patients with visual impairments; Differentiate between normal-tension glaucoma and other etiologies.

Intracranial Pressure/Graves Ophthalmopathy

Recognize associations between bone remodeling and changes in intracranial pressure; Manage intracranial hypotension secondary to cerebrospinal fluid shunts; Predict the effects on the optic nerve of alterations in the translaminar pressure gradient; Apply nonsurgical therapies to treat Graves ophthalmopathy; Implement techniques of orbital decompression and surgery for upper and lower eyelid retraction.


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