This series of six publications focuses on Key Issues in Glaucoma Management. It aims to support optometrists’ clinical reasoning and decision-making abilities and help them turn medical management of glaucoma into a vital segment of their practices.
Each issue offers one hour of COPE certified continuing education credit. 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.
Issue 3 examines the differences between normal tension and high tension glaucoma and provides strategies for managing the disease and provides information about visual field testing to detect and evaluate functional loss and progressive damage from glaucoma.
Take the online case study quiz and course evaluation for KIG Issue 3.
About the Series:
As primary eye care providers, medical optometrists are well positioned to identify patients at risk and to diagnose, monitor, and treat glaucoma. However, given that the expanded scope of practice incorporating glaucoma treatment is relatively new, many optometrists lack confidence in their ability to treat this potentially blinding disease. In order to instill confidence and help optometrists make sound clinical judgments about the care of glaucoma patients, Key Issues in Glaucoma Management will help optometrists better understand the various aspects and nuances of the disease, including our current understanding of the role of intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucomatous optic nerve damage. Course content will also include current rationale on glaucoma diagnosis and evidence-based strategies for reducing IOP.
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented through the joint sponsorship of the New England College of Optometry and Candeo Clinical/Science Communications, LLC. The New England College of Optometry is accredited by The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education® (COPE®), created by the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) to accredit continuing education on behalf of optometric licensing boards.