Full course description
Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) can affect the eyes from red eyes to permanent loss of vision. As the rates of STDs are increasing in the United States, it is even more important for the optometrist to add these diseases to their differential. This course highlights four cases of common STDs and gives the clinician pearls for diagnosis and treatment and management.
Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive CE credit for this course.
- Understand common signs and symptoms of chlamydial and hyperacute conjunctivitis and transmission considerations.
- Understand that prompt recognition of ocular syphilis and connection with neurosyphilis is key to good patient outcomes.
- Provide pearls on correctly diagnosing phthriasis palpebrarum and hints on slit lamp techniques.
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: 88156-TD
- COPE Activity: #127217
Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science