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.Read More
Meet the Instructor
DR. RONNIE GEORGESankara 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.
DR. NIKHIL CHOUDHARILVPEI, 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.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
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
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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.
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.
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Review and Testimonials
Dr. S. R. KrishnadasSankara Nethralaya, Chennai.
Director Human Resources, Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai.
"A course that enables practitioners and students of glaucoma to obtain an overall perspective of the basics of the disease process and its management. An important aspect of the course is that the faculty have been drawn from the best in the country, who have ample experience in teaching and practical knowledge in managing the most refractory of glaucomas. This course on open angle glaucoma is invaluable to every student and ophthalmologist interested in providing evidence based care to persons with glaucoma."
Dr. Saroj GuptaAdditional Professor, Department of Ophthalmology,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS)
“The comprehensive course on diagnosis and management of Glaucoma is a very well designed course. All the topics are very well explained by the faculties in a very simple and effective way. The knowledge gained from this course will definitely help students and practising ophthalmologists in managing their glaucoma patients.”
Dr. Ravindra BhatConsultant Phacorefractive Surgeon
Shetty Eye Hospital, Karwar, Karnataka.
"A good job done by esteemed staff and course creators in bringing awareness about glaucoma for the ophthalmic fraternity. This course has helped me in understanding the key challenges in diagnosing glaucoma & other surgical aspects of POAG."
Dr. Rajiv BrahmaneMS (Ophthalmology), FCPS, DOMS, MBBS,
Independently runs the Iris Eye Care Hospital in Ulhasnagar (since the year 2000)
"Recently started ICO online course module on Glaucoma designed by Docmode. Unique format for an online course with didactic videos by renowned glaucoma faculty. The real time transcript that runs parallel to the videos enables not to miss out on important points and the mock tests at end of each section is a good self evaluation tool. Courses are comfortably paced and centered to drive home basics of the disease by illustrations, animations and easy to remember mind maps. Would soon complete the POAG module. Can't wait on to move onto the next course."