This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of ophthalmologists, optometrists and allied health personnel (i.e., COTs, RNs, PAs, CRNAs).
Presentations will consist of lectures and panel discussions, featuring question and answer sessions, as well as actual case presentations.
Staying in focus with available treatment strategies and research advances to improve vision and reduce vision loss challenge today's eye care professionals. Refractive surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma and retinal disorders demand the continuous development of surgical skills, the application of diagnostic techniques and the awareness of emerging research and product innovations. In addition, the eye care professional must be current in practice management issues to maintain a solid practice foundation. These are essential in the plan to restore and preserve vision for their patients.
Upon completion of this activity, the participants should be able to:
- Evaluate the latest published literature and meta-analyses to differentiate the benefits/detractors of femtosecond laser for cataract surgery compared to traditional phacoemulsification
- Assess the ability of topical ophthalmic NSAIDs to treat postop inflammation and pain in a cataract patient
- Discuss how to ensure maximum efficacy with toric lenses
- Discuss how to manage visually significant astigmatism
- Evaluate the current and potential future therapies for dry eye disease
- Evaluate the safety and efficacy of different treatment modalities for ocular hypertension and primary open-angle glaucoma
- Discuss future developments and direction of therapeutics and surgical devices for managing glaucoma
- Formulate strategies to manage patients with presbyopia in an integrated care system
- Develop a strategy to improve integrated patient management
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Evolve Medical Education LLC, the American College of Eye Surgeons and the Society for Excellence in Eyecare. Evolve Medical Education LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Evolve Medical Education, LLC this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In compliance with ACCME standards for commercial support and Evolve Medical Education LLC's policy and procedure for resolving conflicts of interest, this live activity will be peer reviewed for clinical content validity to ensure the activity's materials are fair, balanced, and free of bias; the activity materials represent a standard of practice within the medical profession; and any studies cited in the materials upon which recommendations are based are scientifically objective and conform to research principles generally accepted by the scientific community.
In accordance with the disclosure policies of Evolve Medical Education LLC and to conform with ACCME and US Food and Drug Administration guidelines, anyone in a position to affect the content of a CME activity is required to disclose to the activity participants: (1) the existence of any financial interest or other relationships with the manufacturers of any commercial products/devices or providers of commercial services; and (2) identification of a commercial product/device that is unlabeled for use or an investigational use of a product/device not yet approved.