18th Annual Ophthalmology Review for the Primary Care Physician (RP1510A)

Dallas, TX US
October 25, 2015

A number of autoimmune diseases exist in which the eye or various parts of the eye may be attacked by the white blood cells. The purpose of this program is to provide up-to-date information on diagnosing and treating a variety of ocular disorders related to autoimmune diseases.

Target Audience

This live symposium is appropriate for Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Primary Care Physicians, Rheumatologists, and other health care professionals who would benefit from a discussion on the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic medical conditions related to autoimmune diseases.

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 Discuss the pathophysiology and current treatment options for autoimmune diseases
  • Identify and discuss diagnosis and management of thyroid eye disease
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of secondary glaucoma
  • Recognize the early warning signs of retinal disorders
  • Discuss corneal and scleral inflammations and treatment options for rheumatoid patients
  • Identify ocular signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis
  • Review the challenges and management of dry eyes in patients with autoimmune diseases
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA
  • 3.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/25/2015 - 12:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/25/2015 - 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.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Texas Optometry Board designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 OD Continuing Education hours, to include Diagnostic and Therapy credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA
  • 3.75 Attendance


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