Ophthalmology Review for the Care Physician: Childhood Eye Problems (RP1410C)

Dallas, TX US
October 26, 2014

The purpose of this program is to provide up-to-date information on diagnosing and treating a variety of congenital and acquired eye diseases in infants and children. Children are difficult to examine and thus present challenges for everyone involved in their management. Many subtle signs and symptoms are missed, resulting in delayed
treatment and possible permanent visual abnormalities. It is of paramount importance for optometrists, family practitioners, and emergency room physicians to be aware of the common infections and inflammations of the eye in children and be able to diagnose and treat them accordingly. Most cases can be examined by the naked
eye, eye loupes or slit lamp, when available. Prompt initiation of first aid, topical or systemic antibiotics and referral to an ophthalmologist, when necessary, can save vision.

Target Audience

This live symposium is appropriate for Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Primary Care Physicans, Pediatricians, and other health care professionals who would benefit from a discussion on the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic medical conditions in the eyes of children.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge and Patient Care) and be able to:

  •   Identify presenting signs and symptoms of children with orbital diseases
  •   Recognize modes of presentation of glaucoma in children
  •   Recognize the signs and symptoms of cataracts in children
  •   Distinguish between the variety of presentations of infections in children
  •   Identify common eye deviations in infants and young children
  •   Assess the common cause of tearing and the role of congenital and acquired lid lesions
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA
  • 3.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/26/2014 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/26/2014 - 5:00pm CDT
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
6001 Forest Park
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology
The David Bruton, Jr. Chair in Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Accreditation and Designation Statements

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 3.25 AMA
  • 3.25 Attendance


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