Systemic Hypertension and the Eyes Course # 40027

Instructor:

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Section:

Systemic Disease

COPE Course ID:

42017 SD

Expiration Date:

July 2, 2017

Qualified Credits:

Course has expired


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Hypertension is the most common systemic disease for office visits to clinicians. Optometrists play an important role in diagnosing and managing various ocular complications secondary to hypertension. This course focuses to enhance that role.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Seek interdisciplinary collaboration for optimal management of hypertension
  • Classify hypertension based on severity
  • Know the prevalence of hypertension in the United States
  • Recognize the stages of hypertensive retinopathy
  • Identify ocular complications secondary to hypertension
  • Provide effective patient education on the ocular effects of hypertension

STEPS TO TAKE COURSE:

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47 YOM with hypertensive retinopathy from the Pacific University Ocular Disease Digital Image Collection: http://cdm15925.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15925coll4/id/543/rec/1