Ophthalmologists are required by the American Board of Ophthalmology to earn at least 250 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM every 10 years to maintain their board certification. Finding the right Ophthalmology CME course to meet these requirements can be difficult for Ophthalmologists. In addition to finding a course that fulfills the annual CME requirements, Ophthalmologists prefer a course that is current, extensive in knowledge, and convenient.
Ophthalmology is a constantly evolving topic so it is imperative Ophthalmologists find CME courses that have up to date and relevant material. With recent developments in important topics such as glaucoma, dry eye, cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and more it is important to find courses that cover these developments and best practices so they can provide their patients the best outcomes possible.
With so many Ophthalmology CME courses to choose from, below we have highlighted three courses that are convenient, help meet annual Ophthalmology CME requirements, and are up to date and will help improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Review: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Board Review
The Comprehensive Ophthalmology Review from Oakstone is a board review course that offers physicians up to 24 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and thoroughly covers the clinical essentials of important Ophthalmology subspecialties.
While this course covers many topics, it is mostly focused on covering the “epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of ophthalmologic disease”. Specific topics covered include:
- Pediatric Ophthalmology
- Surgical Retina
- Cornea/Anterior Uveitis
- The Lacrimal System
In addition to offering a high number CME credits and covering many important topics, another benefit of this course is that it accessible via multiple media formats. Ophthalmologists can access this course via online video/USB, audio MP3 CDs, and audio MP3 USB. Given varying learning preferences amongst physicians, the multiple learning formats allow you to choose the option that best meets your preference.
Practical Reviews in Ophthalmology
Practical Review in Ophthalmology from Oakstone contains journal summaries and expert reviews regarding the most popular topics in Ophthalmology. The course offers Ophthalmologists up to 56 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, significantly more than the average amount needed to meet Ophthalmology CME requirements.
In total, this CME activity contains 14 issues and each issue contains 16 summarized Ophthalmology articles. The summaries make it so Ophthalmologists can easily and conveniently take away key insights and learning points without having to sift through dense medical journals. In addition, Oakstone’s medical experts provide commentary and perspective to the content so physicians can easily apply learnings and research into their own practice.
Similar to the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Review from Oakstone, this activity is available in multiple formats including online audio, PDF abstracts, and audio CDs. This course, however, can also be accessed via Oakstone’s user-friendly Practical Reviews mobile CME app. This mobile app allows users to easily access their content on the go, keep track of CME credits, and conveniently find the material they are looking for.
Ocular Surface Disease (OSD): Diagnostic, Management, and Clinical Considerations in “Dry Eye”
Ocular Surface Disease: Diagnostic, Management, and Clinical Considerations in “Dry Eye” is a free CME course from Scientia CME that extensively covers the common issue faced by many patients, Dry Eye Disease. According to ScientiaCME, Dry Eye Disease is seen in about 19% of the adult population and more than 34% of the aging population. Given that it does occur in a prevalent amount of patients and that it leads to troublesome issues such as mood disorders, a decrease in work productivity, and increased medical visits, it is important Ophthalmologists know how to effectively treat this “growing epidemic”.
This free CME course will cover many topics that will lead to better treatment including:
- Causes of Dry Eye Disease
- Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease
- Dry Eye Disease patient cases
- Available and emerging treatment of Dry Eye Disease and how to individualize treatment to improve patient outcomes
This free CME course can be accessed online and it offers 1AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Click here for more information on Ocular Surface Disease (OSD): Diagnostic, Management, and Clinical Considerations in “Dry Eye”.
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