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    Wills Eye Knowledge Portal

    All CME at the Wills Eye Knowledge Portal is now free of charge. A good way to start is by taking the very helpful virtual video tour. Some recent titles are:
    • Pre-Operative Evaluation Anterior Segment Trauma
    • Keratoconus – Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) for Keratoconus – Is It Worth It?
    • ECP for Glaucoma
    • Managing Diabetic Retinopathy in the Cataract Patient
    • Neovascular AMD Treatment Update

    Target Audience: Ophthalmologists

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 88
    • CME credits awarded by: Wills Eye Institute
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Video
    • Expiration of CME credit: 3 years after posting
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    New Insights into Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Geographic Atrophy

    This activity consists of three sessions, each of which should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

    At the conclusion of New Insights into Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Geographic Atrophy, you will be able to:
    • Identify the risk factors for AMD and the role of the complement pathway in the pathogenesis of GA
    • Describe the progression of early AMD to GA and monitoring parameters that can identify disease progression
    • Discuss the importance of routine eye exams and prompt referral when patients with AMD experience disease progression
    • Assess the efficacy and safety of emerging treatment options for GA secondary to AMD
    • Identify patient barriers to the optimal management of AMD and how they may be effectively addressed through education
    • Describe the benefits of comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the management of AMD

    Target Audience:
    This program is intended for optometrists who have significant numbers of people with age-related macular degeneration and geographic atrophy in their patient care panels and other eye care professionals with an interest in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration and geographic atrophy.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 3
    • CME credits awarded by: New England College of Optometry
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Material last updated: May 18, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: July 12, 2018
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    Preserving Visual Function in the Aging Population

    Preserving Visual Function in the Aging Population consists of two lectures with discussion:
    • Preserving Visual Function in the Aging Population
    • ‘I Didn’t See This Coming!’ Optometric Case Studies in Visual Acuity Challenges

    The presenters are Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO and Dean Elliott, MD.

    Target Audience:
    This program is intended for US-based optometrists who have significant numbers of older patients with decreased visual acuity in their patient care panels.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 2
    • CME credits awarded by: New England College of Optometry
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Material last updated: August 10, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: August 10, 2018
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    Ocular surface disease (OSD): diagnostic, management, and clinical considerations in “dry eye”

    After completing Ocular surface disease (OSD): diagnostic, management, and clinical considerations in “dry eye” , you will be able to:
    • Discuss the causes, symptoms, and types of dry eye or ocular surface disease, emphasizing the pathophysiology that impacts treatment decisions
    • Describe the clinical implications of dry eye on contact lens or surgical success, and apply this knowledge in patient cases when discussing expectations with patients
    • Utilize patient history, ocular examination, and tear quantity tests to accurately diagnose ocular surface disease, with an emphasis on the importance of early diagnosis
    • Compare available and emerging treatments for ocular surface disease based on mechanisms of action and efficacy, with a focus on individualizing treatments to improve patient outcomes

    Target Audiences:
    Ophthalmologists, optometrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice or are interested in ophthalmology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with dry eye.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: June 16, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: June 16, 2020
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    Glaucoma: therapeutic updates, best practices, and barriers to effective care

    This free online CME course provides insights about Glaucoma and will help physicians better treat patients suffering from the disease.

    Topics covered in the course include:

    • Monitoring intraocular pressure (IOP) and optimizing targets.
    • Current and emerging treatment options for glaucoma.

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Individualize intraocular pressure targets based on known risk factors and patient-specific characteristics, and optimize assessment of intraocular pressure profiles to readily identify peaks and fluctuations
    • Identify first-line pharmacotherapies, laser therapies, and glaucoma implants for lowering intraocular pressure, and select appropriate monotherapies and combination therapies for patients
    • Discuss present and emerging pharmacotherapies currently in clinical development and their mechanisms of action, and apply those therapies to patient cases
    • Describe barriers to care in the treatment of patients with glaucoma and what clinicians may do to aide patients in circumventing them


    Ophthalmologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists with an interest in ophthalmology or diseases affecting the eye; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with glaucoma.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: April 30, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: April 30, 2020