Lab Testing in Optometric Practice: The Basics Course # 40182

Instructor:

Blair Lonsberry OD FAAO

Section:

Systemic Disease

COPE Course ID:

82511-SD

Expiration Date:

December 30, 2025

Qualified Credits:

2.00 credits - $49.00


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The following interactive presentation will explore the various lab testing used in the diagnosis of systemic conditions that have associated manifestations in the eye and ocular structures. Common ocular conditions and the associated systemic diseases will be reviewed with an emphasis on what tests should be ordered and what the optometric physician should know once the results are back.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with the lab testing and interpretation of results for patient who have endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes, thyroid)
  • Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with the complete blood count and the ocular conditions that warrant this being ordered.
  • Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with the lab testing and interpretation of results for a patient presenting with a uveitis with an infectious etiology (e.g. tuberculosis, syphilis)
  • Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with the lab testing and interpretation of results for a patient presenting with a granulomatous uveitis with an emphasis on sarcoid.
  • Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with the lab testing and interpretation of results for a patient presenting with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) e.g. gonorrhea and chlamydia
  • Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with the lab testing and interpretation of results for a patient presenting with autoimmune diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus)

STEPS TO TAKE COURSE:

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Upon completion and payment you will be issued a certificate.
Please send any questions or comments to mikibuckingham@pacificu.edu.