Ophthalmology for the Pediatrician Primary Care Physician and Allied Health Professional

This course consists of 1 module, with a total of 7 sections.

Completion of this course is worth the following:

  • 3.5 ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit Hour(s)

Ophthalmology for the Pediatrician, Primary Care Physician & Allied Health Professional

Recorded on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at:

Wills Eye Hospital, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA (Auditorium – 8th Floor)

Bruce M. Schnall, MD - Program Chair

Last Review Date: January 7, 2017

Course Description: 

This course is designed to update the pediatrician, primary care family physician, and allied health professional on common ocular problems in the pediatric age group.  Emphasis will be on techniques for vision screening to diagnose amblyopia and strabismus. Diagnosis and treatment of common eye disorders in children will be discussed. Case presentation sessions will be conducted using an interactive audience response system.

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Determine the cause of red eye in a child based upon history and clinical examination
  • Demonstrate an improved ability to recognize and treat conjunctivitis in children
  • Detect amblyopia and strabismus in children with vision screening at the appropriate age


Accreditation Statement: 

The Wills Eye Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

 The Wills Eye Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Content

Ophthalmology for Pediatricians, Primary Care Physicians and Allied Health Professionals
Pediatric Ophthalmology 101: The Basics - Bruce M. Schnall, MD
Screening for Amblyopia: How and Why - Sharon S. Lehman, MD
Connecting the Failed Vision Screening with Eye Care - Melanie Snitzer, MSW, LSW, ACSW
The Red Eye In Children: Case Presentations - Judith Lavrich, MD
Common Eyelid Problems in Children: Case Presentations - Kammi B. Gunton, MD
Eye Injuries and Prevention - Caroline DeBenedictis, MD
ROP: What You Need to Know - Barry N. Wasserman, MD

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