Comprehensive Course on Open Angle Glaucoma - DocMode
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    8 weeks, 1 hour per week

About This Course

Objective of the course: To be able to Diagnose and Treat Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma is a progressive, chronic optic neuropathy associated with loss of retinal ganglion cells with specific pattern of disc damage and characteristic visual field loss. Elevated Intraocular pressure is an important risk factor and is the only known modifiable risk factor

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of irreversible vision loss world wide.

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Meet the Instructor

Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.

Dr. Ronnie George completed his medical graduate degree from St. John's Medical College, Bangaluru and trained in ophthalmology at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. He is the Deputy Director in the glaucoma services at Medical Research Foundation and Research Director of the organization. He currently serves on the Education Committee of the World Glaucoma Association , the Editorial board of the Journal of Glaucoma and is the Section editor (Glaucoma) for the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.

LVPEI, Hyderabad.

Dr. Nikhil Choudhari completed his DNB (Ophthalmology) from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, followed by a long-term fellowship in glaucoma from LVPEI, Hyderabad. He was a Glaucoma and Neuro-ophthalmology consultant at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai from 2006 to 2010. He was a co-investigator of a couple of population-based glaucoma studies. He is a co-author of Sankara Nethralaya’s Atlas of Neuro-ophthalmology. Currently he is a consultant at LVPEI and takes care of patients with disorders of the optic nerve, including glaucoma.

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What you will learn

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • describe the pathophysiology of IOP.
  • describe Gonioscopy.
  • evaluate the Glaucomatous Optic Disc.
  • describe the Automated perimetry
  • describe Imaging in Glaucoma.
  • know Why and How do we treat glaucoma.
  • describe the surgical management of POAG.
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CME Disclosure

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by DocMode. In no event will DocMode be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support, DocMode requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship, which in the context of their presentations, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Dr. Ronnie George
Alcon Consulting
Allergan Consulting Membership on advisory committee
Pfizer Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Santen Research grant for multicenter drug study
Prof. Sir Peng-Tee-Khaw
Thea Consulting
Novartis Consulting, Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Consulting, Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Santen Consulting, Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Belkin Consulting, Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Allergan Teaching and speaking
Alcon Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Isarna Consulting

The following faculty have indicated they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentations, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Dr. Sirisha Senthil

Dr. Nikhil Choudhari

Dr. G Chandrashekhar

Dr. Harsha Rao

Dr. Sushmita Kaushik

DocMode and The International Council of Ophthalmology acknowledge that no educational grants were received for the creation of this Internet Enduring activity.

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Course FAQs

Comprehensive Ophthalmologists, Residents and Medical Students.

The course is organized into 7 modules and includes additional on resources specific to each one. Registration for the course is always open and participants may begin the course at any time.

USD $150

As soon as you enroll in a course, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments become available once your session has officially begun.

Yes, some background knowledge pertaining the subject will be necessary. This course is directed towards MBBS/MD doctors who have done their post-graduation in Ophthalmology as well as Ophthalmology residents.

If you pay for this course, you will have access to all of the features and content you need to earn a Course Certificate. If you complete the course successfully, your electronic Certificate will be added on a link to your Dashboard page below the completed course - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile.

Yes, relevant work experience is beneficial as the courses on help practicing and aspiring healthcare professionals.

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