Ocular Pain in the Quiet Eye Course # 34533

Instructor:

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Section:

Posterior Segment

COPE Course ID:

34533 PS

Expiration Date:

April 27, 2015

Qualified Credits:

Course has expired


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Optometrists see patients presenting with eye pain on an almost daily basis. They are challenging to manage because the eyes and orbit are heavily innervated, so there are many causes that can lead to ocular discomfort. The most challenging cases of eye pain are those presenting with a quiet-appearing eye. Undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and mismanagement of some of these conditions can result in irreversible vision loss or systemic disability. This course focuses on 3 categories that can lead to ocular pain: 1) eye pain from an ocular or orbital source; 2) eye pain referred from a distant source; and 3) eye pain from other sources.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn about clinical management of ocular pain
  • Appreciate emergency conditions that can lead to ocular pain
  • Know about the common causes of ocular pain originating around the eye
  • Know about the common causes of ocular pain referred from head or neck
  • Understand when a referral for imaging is recommended

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 kundart@pacificu.edu.

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