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Ocular Complications of Systemic Medications with Dr. Harpster

Ends Oct 16, 2026
1 credit

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Course Details

This case-based presentation will provide an update on the ocular side effects of common systemic medications. Ocular toxicity from the medications hydroxychloroquine and ethambutol will be discussed, in addition to lesser-known ocular side effects of other medications. Screening guidelines and clinical pearls will be reviewed. Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive CE credit for this course. 


Learning Objectives: 

  • Be able to identify systemic medications with side effects that require ophthalmic screening.
  • Improve efficiency in screening patients taking hydroxychloroquine and identify those at higher risk of ocular toxicity.
  • Become familiar with lesser known side effects from other systemic medications.


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 CE Hour
  • COPE Course: 88641-PH
  • COPE Activity: 127344

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