John R. Lynn, M.D. Lectureship in Ophthalmology (RP1504C)

Dallas, TX US
April 11, 2015

Describe current treatment strategies for glaucoma with an emphasis upon comprehensive evaluation and medical treatment as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Target Audience

The course is designed for practicing and academic ophthalmologists, residents and fellows in training, and other health care providers interested in a comprehensive update on the advances in medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the differences that exist between branded and generic glaucoma medications in efficacy and tolerability among patients
  • Evaluate the safety and efficacy of lens/cataract extraction in certain patients with narrow-angle/angle-closure glaucoma vs. standard therapies
  • Explain the underlying molecular mechanisms for elevated intraocular pressure and subsequent retinal ganglion cell death in glaucomatous optic neuropathy
  • Recognize the ocular and systemic manifestations of pseudoexfoliation and discuss novel approaches to therapy
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA
  • 3.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/01/2015
Course expires: 
04/11/2016
Event starts: 
04/11/2015 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
04/11/2015 - 12:30pm
Cost:
$0.00
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
6001 Forest Park
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

COURSE DIRECTORS
Jess T. Whitson, M.D., FACS
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

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

  • 3.50 AMA
  • 3.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/01/2015
Course expires: 
04/11/2016

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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