• Call for Submissions | 2017

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  • Aug 21, 2017 By Roger A. Dailey, MD; C. Blake Perry, MD
    Botulinum toxin has been used safely for many years to treat both ophthalmic and nonophthalmic conditions. Extensive understanding of injection techniques, contraindications, and possible complications of Botulinum toxin treatment is critical to successful management.
    Course CME
    2 General AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Apr 19, 2017 By Francis W. Price Jr, MD; Kashif Baig, MD, MBA; Marianne O. Price, Phd, MBA
    This course provides a brief overview of DSEK and DMEK, an elegant technique for selective replacement of dysfunctional corneal endothelium that continues to evolve and revolutionize corneal transplantation.
    Course CME
    1 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Jan 09, 2017 By Robert D. Fechtner, MD; Tony Realini, MD; Elliot Werner, MD; Mark B. Sherwood, MD; Pratap Challa, MD
    Normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is an optic neuropathy of unknown etiology characterized by optic disc excavation, retinal nerve fiber layer loss, and visual field defects similar to those seen in other forms of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. Patients with glaucomalike optic nerve and visual field changes yet normal intraocular pressure are numerous and require treatment to preserve vision.
    Course CME
    1 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Sep 18, 2016 By American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ergonomics Task Force
    This online course reviews ergonomic risk factors in the clinic, operating room, and situations unique to ophthalmologists that lead to musculoskeletal stress.
    Course CME
    1 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Sep 15, 2016 By Norman E. Byer, MD; Christina Flaxel, MD; James Honda, MD; Alex Walsh, MD
    This online course provides a detailed, comprehensive review of important and common lesions, using many color photographs and expansive natural history findings. The presentation was captured in full during the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Academy and later edited and reviewed for online delivery.
    Course CME
    2 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Aug 31, 2016 By Ali R. Cohen, BS; Lynette M. Renner, PhD, MSW; Thomas J. Clark, MD; and Erin M. Shriver, MD FACS
    This online course on intimate partner violence (IPV) looks at this important, yet underappreciated, etiology of ocular and orbital trauma.
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    2 Domestic Violence AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 2 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Mar 07, 2016 By Mary Lou Jackson, MD, FRCS
    This online course on patient-doctor communication includes scenarios to offer guidance and advice based on the core competencies of ACGME, which advocates for communications that are compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
    Course CME
    1 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Jan 25, 2016 By Jason A. Goldsmith, MD, MS; Mark B. Sherwood, MD; Hari Bodhireddy, MD
    This course focuses on the drainage devices that are most commonly used to treat glaucoma: the Ahmed, Baerveldt, Krupin, and Molteno. An overview of the function and design of the devices is accompanied by a discussion of their use and surgical installation.
    Course CME
    2 General AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Sep 01, 2015 By Mary Lou Jackson, MD; Janet S. Sunness, MD; Rebecca K. Morgan, MD
    Learn to manage patients whose vision loss cannot be reversed with surgery or medical treatment. The course covers how to determine legal blindness, differentiate Charles Bonnet syndrome from other diseases, and identify patients who may have encircling scotomata.
    Course CME
    1 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Mar 24, 2015 By Paul Sternberg Jr., MD; Serge de Bustros, MD; Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD; Kourous Rezaei, MD; David A. Saperstein, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    This course focuses on the anatomy and pathology of the macula and the histopathology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It documents the diagnostic techniques and treatment options available for wet and dry AMD, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, and retinal angiomatous proliferation. A broader and more general overview of the condition may be obtained via the Academy's introductory AMD course.
    Course CME
    1 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Mar 24, 2015 By Paul Sternberg Jr., MD; Serge de Bustros, MD; Jennifer I. Lim, MD; Kourous Rezaei, MD; David A. Saperstein, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    This course provides an introductory overview of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through a discussion of the epidemiology, classification and progression, and treatment of AMD. For a more in-depth examination of this condition, users may view the Academy's advanced course on AMD.
    Course CME
    1 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Dec 31, 2014 By Elias C. Mavrofrides, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    Retinal vein occlusions refer to conditions in which there is an obstruction of blood flow out of the retina. This outflow obstruction can either affect the central retinal vein, causing central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), or one of the branch retinal veins, resulting in branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Visually significant complications can result including macular edema, retinal ischemia, and intraocular neovascularization. The prompt recognition and proper management of these conditions is important in limiting vision loss especially as newer treatment options become available.
    Course CME
    2 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Dec 28, 2014 By George J. Ko, MD; William B. Phillips, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    Retinal artery occlusions may involve the ophthalmic, central, or branch retinal arteries. The common presenting symptom is a sudden, painless loss of vision that can range from a partial defect to no light perception. In this online course, the most common etiologies and management strategies are discussed.
    Course CME
    2 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Dec 28, 2014 By George J. Ko, MD; Stacy J. Bang, MD, MPH; and William B. Phillips, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    Systemic arterial hypertension, hemoglobin abnormalities, and arterial macroaneurysms can manifest as various retinal vascular disorders. In some cases, the ophthalmologist may be the physician who makes the initial diagnosis of a systemic disease, making it imperative that the ophthalmologist understand how to detect the related ocular signs. This course discusses the classification, epidemiology and management strategies for the retinal manifestations of notable systemic diseases.
    Course CME
    2 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Sep 09, 2014 By Lily K. Lin, MD; Jenny Hong, MD, Mitesh K. Kapadia, MD, PhD, Mario Meallet, MD, Manoj M. Thakker, MD, Vivek Patel, MD, Nicolas Uzcategui, MD
    Trauma involving the orbital and periorbital region may occur in isolation or in association with other facial or systemic injuries. Those injuries that seemingly involve only the orbital region may mask a life-threatening injury. Conversely, if there are concomitant serious systemic injuries, injury to the periorbital region may be overlooked. This course discusses the classifications of oculoplastic trauma as well as management strategies.
    Course CME
    2 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Sep 01, 2014 By Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD; Fiona E. Costello, MD; Guy V. Jirawuthiworavong, MD
    This course reviews the presenting signs and symptoms of acute demyelinating optic neuritis and its mimics, diagnostic tests to order in patients with this diagnosis, who should be treated, how this affects disease outcomes, patients at risk for multiple sclerosis, and treatment of patients at highest risk for multiple sclerosis.
    Course CME
    1 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Mar 24, 2014 By Elizabeth F. Baze, MD; David A. Weinberg, MD; Raymond S. Douglas, MD, PhD; Shivani Gupta, MD, MPH
    This course provides an overview of the etiology, pathology, and risk factors particular to thyroid eye disease. A discussion of clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings is followed by an exploration of medical and surgical treatments.
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    Feb 03, 2014 By Paul F. Vinger, MD
    This course reviews the nature of sports eye injuries, the types of protection available to guard against them, sports for those who have had eye surgery or disease, and guidelines for writing effective sports eyewear prescriptions.
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    Feb 03, 2014 By Eric A. Postel, MD; William B. Phillips, MD; Reshma C. Katira, MD
    Eventually, nearly all patients with diabetes will develop some form of retinopathy. Coordinated management with the patient's primary care physician can decrease the risk of visual loss by 90%.
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    Apr 01, 2013 By David A. Plager, MD; B. Christian Carter, MD; Daniel E. Neely, MD; M. Edward Wilson, Jr., MD; Rebecca Sands Braverman, MD
    The timing of a surgical intervention in visually significant congenital cataracts depends not only on the age of onset of the opacity, but also on whether the condition is unilateral or bilateral. A critical period of visual development follows the latent period, rendering a significant visual setback if the visual axis is not cleared by this point. Topics in this course include wound construction, IOL selection, and management of complications.
    Course CME
    2 Self-Assessment AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™