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Beyond the Pale: Bravely Taking on Optic Nerve Pallor with Dr. Shahbazian is a Course

Beyond the Pale: Bravely Taking on Optic Nerve Pallor with Dr. Shahbazian

Ends Aug 1, 2025
1 credit

$30 Enroll

Full course description

Course Details

Optic nerve pallor can present a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. While nerve pallor can be subtle and the etiology may not be readily clear, identifying the cause of pallor can help prevent further damage and even save lives in some cases.

This 1-hour, asynchronous CE course reviews the anatomy of the optic nerve, how to differentiate glaucomatous from non-glaucomatous optic nerve pallor, various etiologies of nerve pallor, and provides a guide to determine the likely etiology. Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive CE credit for this course. 


Learning Objectives: 

  • Review the difference between glaucomatous and non-glaucomatous optic neuropathy.
  • Review the different etiologies of optic neuropathy.
  • Provide a guide on obtaining a proper case history, performing appropriate clinical testing, and ordering additional labwork/imaging to determine etiology of optic neuropathy.


Continuing Education Details: 

California: This activity meets the "self-study" CE coursework requirements of the California State Board of Optometry. The California Board will accept a maximum of 20 hours of CE earned through the completion of acceptable documented and accredited self-study courses.

COPE: For the Council on Opometric Practitioner Education (COPE), this activity is considered as an "Asynchronous Distance" format and, depending on your state board requirements, this COPE credit type may or may not be accepted. Attendees should verify with their state board if this type of online, asychronous course will count towards CE credit in their state.

  • 1 TPA CE Hour
  • COPE Course: 79843-TD
  • COPE Activity: #126950

Course Instructor

Angela Shahbazian.

Angela Shahbazian, OD, FAAO

Assistant Clinical Professor

Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science