19th Annual Ophthalmology Review for the Primary Care Physician (RP1608A)

Dallas, TX US
August 28, 2016

A number of eye diseases and non-ocular diseases may cause ocular and periocular pain with or without headaches. This course will simplify the workup and management of these conditions: neurologic and orbital diseases, glaucoma, corneal neuropathies, giant cell arteritis, intra ocular inflammation and infections. Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to understand how these wide varieties of ocular and non-ocular conditions cause eye pain, provide accurate initial management, order appropriate tests, and provide referrals to ophthalmologists when necessary.

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:

  • Summarize neurological causes of eye pain and headaches
  • Recognize eye pain and headaches caused by various orbital diseases
  • Identify how elevated intraocular pressure causes eye pain and headaches
  • Describe common ocular inflammatory diseases 
  • Assess signs and symptoms of giant cell arteritis and its management
  • Explain the role of intraocular infections, bleeding and ischemia in eye pain, blurred vision and headaches
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA
  • 3.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/28/2016 - 12:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/28/2016 - 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 3.75 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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