205 Ophthalmology Sub-Specialty Series - 21st Annual Ophthalmology Review for the Primary Care Physician: "Cardiovascular Diseases and the Eye" (082618)

Dallas, TX US
August 26, 2018

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in both men and women, but advances in screening have improved diagnosis and prognosis. This course will identify the workup and management of cardiovascular disease presentations as seen in the eye. Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to understand the varying presentations of cardiovascular diseases and the manifestations of related conditions, as well as how to proceed with treatment, diagnostic testing, and when to provide referrals to ophthalmologists.

Target Audience

This live symposium is appropriate for ophthalmologists, primary care physicians, cardiologists, optometrists and other health care professionals who would benefit from a discussion on the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic medical conditions related to various presentations of cardiovascular diseases.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the relationship between presentation of ocular disease and hyptertension
  • Identify associations between systemic vascular disease and the retina
  • Distinguish between common ocular manifestations of hematologic diseases, including anemia, leukemia, sickle cell disease, and thrombocytopenia
  • Discuss current goals and recommendations for blood pressure treatment
  • Explain fistulas’ effect on vision loss and possible treatment options Describe possible underlying diseases which cause neovascular glaucoma
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA
  • 3.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/26/2018 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
08/26/2018 - 12:30pm CDT
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
6001 Forest Park
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75235
United States


Karanjit S. Kooner, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

James P. McCulley, M.D., FACS, FRCOphth(UK)
Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology
The David Bruton, Jr. Chair in Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX



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

Credit Designation
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this continuing education activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. 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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