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Corneal Infiltrates Update 2015: Foot Soldiers of the Eye

Corneal Infiltrates Update 2015: Foot Soldiers of the Eye

Corneal Infiltrates Update 2015: Foot Soldiers of the Eye

Barry A Weissman, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.
Barry A Weissman, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.
on behalf of Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry

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Launch date: 15 Mar 2017

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Last updated: 09 Jun 2017

Reference: 172821

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Corneal infiltrates are part of the expected spectrum of anterior segment eye disease, but as these localized opacifications of normally transparent corneal tissue can be either “sterile” corneal inflammation or active microbial infections, they become an issue of some concern.The appearance of corneal infiltrates, in particular in association with contact lens wear, should always increase the clinician’s suspicion of direct corneal infection. The clinician must make a decision to diagnose and treat a corneal infection or a non-infectious over active immune response. This decision is far from trivial, as there is no clear cut boundary, and inappropriate treatment of an active corneal infection may be disastrous for the patient.

Cost: $54 ($49 for Vision West members)

Objectives

On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Describe anterior segment eye disease
2. Explain corneal infection and non-infectious over active immune responses
3. Highlight the differences between “sterile” corneal inflammation and active microbial infections
Barry A Weissman, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.

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Barry A Weissman, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.
on behalf of Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry

Dr. Weissman was educated at Santa Monica College, UCLA, and the University of California at Berkeley. He received his BSc (1970), OD (1972), MSc (1975), and PhD (1979) in Physiological Optics, all from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. He has experience in private practice, and was a member of the Contact Lens Service of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical School Department of Ophthalmology in Jerusalem, Israel during 1975-6. He came to UCLA as an Assistant Professor in 1979 and retired a Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Contact Lens Service of the Jules Stein Eye Institute in 2012. He is now a Professor of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry.

Dr. Weissman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate in it's Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies section. He has received numerous awards, including the William Feinbloom (1996) and Max Schapero (1998) Awards of the American Academy of Optometry, and the BCLA Medal in May 2000 from the British Contact Lens Association. He was honored with the Nathan Springer Lectureship at the University of Alabama School of Optometry in 2013. He has served on the Examination Committee of the California State Board of Optometry and as both an Expert Examiner and an Item Writer for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and an advisor to the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel. He currently serves as a Trustee of the California Optometric Association. Dr. Weissman has authored approximately 150 research papers and textbook chapters, as well as several texts, including (with Edward S Bennett, OD, MSEd) Clinical Contact Lens Practice and (with the late Professor Irving Fatt) the second edition of Physiology of the Eye.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE)
  • 2.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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