Cornea Update - Anterior Segment Infections (CME)

This course consists of 1 module, with a total of 9 sections.

Completion of this course is worth the following:

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

Recorded  on Saturday, January 28, 2017
Wills Eye Hospital, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA (Auditorium 8th Floor)
Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD & Parveen K. Nagra, MD Program Chairs

 Last Review Date - 1-28-2017

Course Description:
The management of ocular infections is often complex, from deciding whether to take cultures, what choice of topical and/or oral medication to initiate, and how frequently to follow up with the patient. There are many possible etiologies of corneal infections to consider, from bacterial and fungal keratitis to herpetic, acanthamoeba, and CMV-related infections. We will review current strategies for the evaluation and management of anterior segment infections.

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:
Evaluate patients with anterior segment infections Review various etiologies of corneal infections Apply concepts of medical management of anterior segment infection Review and assess the indications for cornea crosslinking and/or surgical management of anterior segment infections

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 3.75 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

Cornea Update - Anterior Segment Infections
General Approach to Managing Anterior Segment Infections - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
Are Kids Just Little Adults? - Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Infectious Conjunctivitis - Parveen K. Nagra, MD
Bacterial Keratitis - Beeran Meghpara, MD
Fungal Keratitis - Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD
Varicella Zoster Virus Anterior Segment Disease - Colleen P. Halfpenny, MD
CMV Endothelitis: The Great Masquerader - Sadeer B. Hannush, MD
Cross-linking for Infectious Keratitis - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
Surgical Management of Anterior Segment Infections - Ravi Patel, MD

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