• Call for Submissions | 2014

    Have an interesting case or baffling patient experience you'd like to share with other members? Send us your best clinical scenarios for publication on the ONE Network. Submit to casestudy@aao.org

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  • Feb 03, 2014 by Eric A. Postel, MD; William B. Phillips, MD; Reshma C. Katira, MD
    Eventually, nearly all patients with diabetes will develop some form of retinopathy. Coordinated management with the patient's primary care physician can decrease the risk of visual loss by 90%.
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    Feb 03, 2014 by Robert D. Fechtner, MD; Tony Realini, MD; Elliot Werner, MD; Mark B. Sherwood, MD
    Normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is an optic neuropathy of unknown etiology characterized by optic disc excavation, retinal nerve fiber layer loss, and visual field defects similar to those seen in other forms of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. Patients with glaucomalike optic nerve and visual field changes yet normal intraocular pressure are numerous and require treatment to preserve vision.
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    Nov 01, 2013 by American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ergonomics Task Force
    This online course reviews ergonomic risk factors in the clinic, operating room, and situations unique to ophthalmologists that lead to musculoskeletal stress.
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    Jan 22, 2013
    Leading experts discuss clinical experiences and the differences in caring for older adults.
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    Jan 22, 2013
    Leading experts discuss clinical experiences and the differences in caring for older adults.
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    Jan 22, 2013
    Leading experts discuss clinical experiences and the differences in caring for older adults.
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    Jan 22, 2013
    Leading experts discuss clinical experiences and the differences in caring for older adults.
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    Jan 22, 2013
    Leading experts discuss clinical experiences and the differences in caring for older adults.
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    Jan 22, 2013
    Leading experts discuss clinical experiences and the differences in caring for older adults.
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    Jun 01, 2011 by Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD; Fiona E. Costello, MD; Guy V. Jirawuthiworavong, MD
    This course reviews the presenting signs and symptoms of acute demyelinating optic neuritis and its mimics, diagnostic tests to order in patients with this diagnosis, who should be treated, how this affects disease outcomes, patients at risk for multiple sclerosis, and treatment of patients at highest risk for multiple sclerosis.
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    Dec 01, 2010 by Sonal S. Tuli, MD; James Chodosh, MD, MPH
    HSV keratitis, the most common infectious cause of corneal blindness in the industrialized world, can mimic other infectious and noninfectious causes of keratitis, and each manifestation calls for different treatment approaches. This course introduces basic concepts in viral pathogenesis and addresses diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas in HSV keratitis management.
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    Aug 01, 2010 by Jane C. Edmond, MD; Michael S. Vaphiades, DO; David A. Plager, MD
    This course covers the presenting symptoms and signs of IIH in children versus adults, findings, associated conditions, and appropriate medical and surgical treatments.
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    May 01, 2010 by Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD; Jaime Aramberri, MD; Wolfgang Haigis, PhD; Scott K. McClatchey, MD; Sverker Norrby, PhD; Thomas Olsen, MD; Giacomo Savini, MD; H. John Shammas, MD; Thomas Prager, PhD
    This two-part interactive online course provides the latest information available regarding calculation of IOL power. It is based on the courses taught by Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD, for more than 35 years.
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    May 01, 2010 by Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD; Jaime Aramberri, MD; Wolfgang Haigis, PhD; Scott K. McClatchey, MD; Sverker Norrby, PhD; Thomas Olsen, MD; Giacomo Savini, MD; H. John Shammas, MD; John Moran, MD, PhD
    This two-part interactive online course provides the latest information available regarding calculation of IOL power. It is based on the courses taught by Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD, for more than 35 years.
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    Dec 14, 2009 by William J. Lahners, MD; Dimitri T. Azar, MD; William W. Culbertson, MD; Yaron S. Rabinowitz, MD; Jason E. Stahl, MD; Sonia H. Yoo, MD
    The femtosecond laser has revolutionized corneal surgery, and refractive surgery in particular. Its development has expanded the safety and precision of LASIK and has offered new opportunities in corneal implant and transplant surgeries. This online course discusses current applications of the laser in LASIK, keratoplasty, and other surgeries, as well as emerging applications.
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    Oct 01, 2009 by David A. Plager, MD; B. Christian Carter, MD; Daniel E. Neely, MD; M. Edward Wilson, Jr., MD
    The timing of a surgical intervention in visually significant congenital cataracts depends not only on the age of onset of the opacity, but also on whether the condition is unilateral or bilateral. A critical period of visual development follows the latent period, rendering a significant visual setback if the visual axis is not cleared by this point. Topics in this course include wound construction, IOL selection, and management of complications.
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    Aug 20, 2009 by Lily K. Lin, MD; Jenny Hong, MD, Mitesh K. Kapadia, MD, PhD, Mario Meallet, MD, Manoj M. Thakker, MD, Vivek Patel, MD, Nicolas Uzcategui, MD
    Trauma involving the orbital and periorbital region may occur in isolation or in association with other facial or systemic injuries. Those injuries that seemingly involve only the orbital region may mask a life-threatening injury. Conversely, if there are concomitant serious systemic injuries, injury to the periorbital region may be overlooked. This course discusses the classifications of oculoplastic trauma as well as management strategies.
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    May 01, 2009 by Elizabeth A. Davis, MD, FACS; D. Rex Hamilton, MD, David R. Hardten, MD, Jack T. Holladay, MD, MSC, FACS, Anthony J. Lombardo, MD, PhD, John A. Vukich, MD
    Phakic intraocular lenses are lens implants designed to be inserted into the eye while still leaving the natural lens of the eye in place. These lenses are generally used for refractive purposes, mainly for the correction of high degrees of myopia, but may also be used for correction of hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia. This course covers the concept behind phakic IOLs, patient selection and preoperative diagnostic testing, calculating phakic IOL powers, and common complications.
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    Mar 20, 2009 by Steve Charles, MD; Elias C. Mavrofrides, MD; William B. Phillips, MD
    This course discusses the concepts behind microincision vitrectomy: trocar cannula systems, sutureless approach, transconjunctival surgery, and conjunctival displacement. Also covered are the concepts and importance of fluidics in vitrectomy, conjunctival displacement and angulated wound construction in prevention of wound leaks, and considerations when selecting cases for 20-, 23-, and 25-gauge surgery.
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    Jan 30, 2009 by Norman E. Byer, MD; Christina Flaxel, MD; James Honda, MD; Alex Walsh, MD
    This online course provides a detailed, comprehensive review of important and common lesions, using many color photographs and expansive natural history findings. The presentation was captured in full during the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Academy and later edited and reviewed for online delivery.
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    Aug 31, 2008 by Francis W. Price Jr, MD; Kashif Baig, MD, MBA , Marianne O. Price, Phd, MBA
    This course provides a brief overview of Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), an elegant technique for selective replacement of dysfunctional corneal endothelium that is constantly evolving and rapidly revolutionizing corneal transplantation.
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    Jun 18, 2007 by George J. Ko, MD; Stacy J. Bang, MD, MPH; and William B. Phillips, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    Cystoid macular edema (CME) is most commonly seen after cataract surgery. It may occur with vascular disease, retinal dystrophy, uveitis, and usage of certain medications. CME arises from the accumulation of fluid within the retina when there is disruption of the normal blood-retinal barrier and abnormal permeability of the perifoveal retinal capillaries.
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    Jun 18, 2007 by George J. Ko, MD; Stacy J. Bang, MD, MPH; and William B. Phillips, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    Systemic arterial hypertension, hemoglobin abnormalities, and arterial macroaneurysms can manifest as various retinal vascular disorders. In some cases, the ophthalmologist may be the physician who makes the initial diagnosis of a systemic disease, making it imperative that the ophthalmologist understand how to detect the related ocular signs. This course discusses the classification, epidemiology and management strategies for the retinal manifestations of notable systemic diseases.
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    Feb 21, 2007 by George J. Ko, MD; William B. Phillips, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    Retinal artery occlusions may involve the ophthalmic, central, or branch retinal arteries. The common presenting symptom is a sudden, painless loss of vision that can range from a partial defect to no light perception. In this online course, the most common etiologies and management strategies are discussed.
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    Feb 21, 2007 by Elias C. Mavrofrides, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    Retinal vein occlusions refer to conditions in which there is an obstruction of blood flow out of the retina. This outflow obstruction can either affect the central retinal vein, causing central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), or one of the branch retinal veins, resulting in branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Visually significant complications can result including macular edema, retinal ischemia, and intraocular neovascularization. The prompt recognition and proper management of these conditions is important in limiting vision loss especially as newer treatment options become available.
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    Oct 31, 2006 by Paul Sternberg Jr., MD; Serge de Bustros, MD; Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD; Kourous Rezaei, MD; David A. Saperstein, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    This comprehensive course focuses on the anatomy and pathology of the macula and the histopathology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It also documents the specific diagnostic techniques and treatment options available to ophthalmologists who encounter AMD in its many clinical manifestations including wet and dry AMD, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, and retinal angiomatous proliferation. A broader and more general overview of the condition may be obtained via the Academy's introductory AMD course.
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    Oct 31, 2006
    This course provides an introductory overview of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through a discussion of the epidemiology, classification and progression, and treatment of AMD. For a more in-depth examination of this condition, users may view the Academy's advanced course on AMD. Revised for currency October 2011.
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    Jul 01, 2005 by Kirk R. Wilhelmus, MD, MPH; Andrew J. W. Huang, MD, MPH; David G. Hwang, MD, FACS; Carolyn M. Parrish, MD; John E. Sutphin, MD; Sonal S. Tuli, MD; Archna Prasad, MD
    The external eye is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body exposed to the outside world. Problems of the ocular surface are diverse with respect to etiology, symptoms, and prognosis. They range from relatively minor irritations to potentially blinding conditions. This course is adapted from material in the current edition of the Basic and Clinical Science Course and provides an overview of recent developments in the anatomy and physiology of the ocular surface and discussions of the more common or serious disorders affecting the surface of the conjunctiva and cornea.
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