Our Online Case Studies series present case studies on topics that are pertinent to today’s practicing optometrist. They can be accessed online at any time for your convenience. Our current offerings include three case studies on the theme of Ocular Antibiotics: Cases and Challenges.
Alumni are invited to earn one hour of COPE-certified continuing education credit with successful completion of the examination for each case. Upon successful completion of the examinations, participants are prompted to print their certificate and are responsible for uploading their credit to ARBO’s OE Tracker system.
Note: Participants are able to print certificates and are responsible for submitting copies for licensing requirements and maintaining copies for their professional records.
Select the link below to register and to access the courses.
Ocular Antibiotics: Cases and Challenges [expires June, 2018]
Case Study 1: “Challenges of a Unique Corneal Infiltrate” Dr. Joseph Shovlin, OD, FAAO
COPE ID: 45675-AS
A 49-year-old female who had undergone unilateral penetrating keratoplasty (PK) presented with vision decrease, pain, redness, and photophobia in the grafted eye. The patient's PK (for keratoconus) had taken place 14 months prior, and she had had an epithelial rejection episode 3 months after surgery. At presentation, she was still treating the eye with a once-daily drop of prednisolone acetate 1%. The patient also wore gas permeable contact lenses for correction of her keratoplasty-induced astigmatism. Using NECO's unique interactive CE platform, you can work with Dr. Shovlin to diagnose and manage this patient - and earn 1 hour of CE credit.
Case Study 2: “Diagnosis and Management of a Contact Lens-related Corneal Ulcer” Dr. William Townsend, OD, FAAO
COPE ID: 45676-CL
A 57-year-old female presented with severe ocular pain and photophobia in her right eye, which had begun the previous day. The patient wore daily hydrogel lenses, had a history of contact lens noncompliance and on several occasions had presented to our office with episodes of ocular discomfort and keratitis. In addition, she was a smoker, had dry eye and a medical history significant for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and early chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Using NECO’s interactive CE platform, you can work with Dr. Townsend to diagnose and manage this patient - and earn 1 hour of CE credit.
Case Study 3: “Ocular Surface Management before Cataract Surgery” Dr. Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
COPE ID: 45674-PO
A 66-year-old female presented with blurred vision and night time glare to a degree that she no longer felt safe driving at night. The patient, who had recently retired from a nursing position, was known to be a carrier of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) based on a nasal swab culture taken about 5 years prior. Using NECO’s interactive CE platform, you can work Dr. Karpecki to diagnose and manage this patient - and earn 1 hour of CE credit.