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


 Ophthalmology for the Pediatrician, Primary Care Physician 

& Allied Health Professional

 Recorded on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at:

Last Review Date - January 12, 2019 

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


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. Participants will be given hands-on instruction on the proper use of the ophthalmoscope when performing eye exams. Diagnosis and treatment of common eye disorders in children will also 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  


Wills Eye Hospital Faculty

Jenina Capasso, MS, LCGC• Caroline DeBenedictis, MD• Kammi B. Gunton, MD• Judith B. Lavrich, MD• Nidhi Rana, MS, OD, FAAO

 Bruce M. Schnall. MD• Melanie Snitzer, MSW, LSW, ACSW• 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 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

Ophthalmology for the Pediatrician, Primary Care Physician & Allied Health Professional
Kammi B. Gunton, MD - Strabismus: Every Way But Straight
Bruce Schnall, MD - Amblyopia: When an Eye is Lazy
Melanie Snitzer, MSW, LSW, ACSW - Why Vision Screen and How Are We Doing?
Bruce M. Schnall, MD - The Red Reflex in Children
Jenina Capasso, MS, LCGC - Does My Patient Need an Ocular Geneticist? When and How to Refer
Caroline DeBenedictis, MD - Eye Injuries and Prevention
Judith B. Lavrich, MD - The Red Eye in Children
Nidhi Rana MS, OD, FAAO - Contact Lenses and Kids
Barry N. Wasserman, MD - Refractive Surgery in Kids: Reducing the Progression of Myopia

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