Ophthalmology for the Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician and Allied Health Professional (CME)

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

Completion of this course is worth the following:

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

Ophthalmology for the Pediatrician, Primary Care Physician

& Allied Health Professional

Recorded on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at:

Last Review Date: January 6, 2018 

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

Bruce M. Schnall, MD

Program Chair

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.

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


Guest Faculty

Kevin P. King, MD

Advocare Haddonfield Pediatric Association

Haddonfield, NJ  

Wills Eye Hospital Faculty

Caroline DeBenedictis, MD

Kammi B. Gunton, MD

Judith B. Lavrich, MD

Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FRCSC

Jonathan H. Salvin, MD

Barry N. Wasserman, MD

Accreditation Statement: 

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

 The Wills Eye Hospital designates this 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

Pediatric Update - January 6, 2018
Pediatric Ophthalmology 101: The Basics - Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSSc, FRCSC
Strabismus: When Is An Eye Lazy? - Kammi B. Gunton, MD
Screening for Amblyopia: How and Why - Jonathan H. Salvin, MD
Should Primary Care Physicians be Doing Instrument-Based Vision Screening? - Kevin P. King, MD
Rapid Fire Cases - Panel Discussion
The Red Eye in Children Case Presentations - Judith B. Lavrich, MD
Common Eyelid Problems in Children Case Presentations - Bruce M. Schnall, MD
Eye Injuries and Prevention - Caroline DeBenedictis, MD
Refractive Surgery for Children Can Eye Drops Reduce the Progression of Nearsightedness? - Barr

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