When Topical Just Isn’t Enough: Oral Medications Course # 40139


Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO


Oral Pharmaceuticals

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Expiration Date:

March 1, 2024

Qualified Credits:

1.00 credits - $39.00


Many ocular pathologies can be treated with topical medications, but what happens when that topical agent just isn't enough. This course will cover a variety of ocular pathologies, that at times, need not only topical pharmaceutical agents to treat the condition, but also oral pharmaceutical agents. Case reports will be incorporated and include glaucoma, herpes simplex keratitis, herpes zoster, and infectious diseases of the cornea (bacterial and fungal).


  • Gaining knowledge regarding dosage and indications for a variety of oral medications.
  • Gaining knowledge about when to use oral medications either in combination with topical medications or as standalone for a variety of ocular disease presentations. Also, to gain knowledge on when to initiate treatment with an oral medication for a variety of ocular disease presentations.
  • Gaining knowledge in side effects, contraindications, and adverse events that may occur with oral medications and how to manage them if one occurs.


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