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Focal Points 2012 Module: Postoperative Endophthalmitis

Focal Points 2012 Module: Postoperative Endophthalmitis

CME Credit
  • Up to 2.0 credits of General CME

Product Number: 0202445V

Media Type: eBook, Online

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Overview

Endophthalmitis is defined as inflammation of the internal structures of the eye, and can be infectious or noninfectious. This module limits the discussion to infectious postoperative endophthalmitis. Although an uncommon occurrence, endophthalmitis continues to be a source of considerable ocular morbidity. As with most medical conditions, the best strategy is prevention and early recognition. The Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study (EVS) remains the cornerstone in the management of postoperative endophthalmitis with many of its guidelines standing the test of time.

Upon completion of this Focal Points module, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the different types of postoperative endophthalmitis and their prognostic implications.
  • Initiate appropriate and effective treatment.
  • Implement effective measures to prevent postsurgical endophthalmitis.

Focal Points issues are practical, hands-on discussions of the clinical challenges you face daily. Each issue delivers high-quality, trusted ophthalmic information written and reviewed by leading experts.

Subscribers receive 12 new issues a year, plus access to the Focal Points digital archive.

To access this issue from your laptop or desktop computer, log in to www.aao.org/myonlineproducts with your Academy username and password. To access this issue from your Apple iPad® or Android™ tablet, use the free AAO eBooks app. For more information about the app, visit www.aao.org/ebooks.

CME Credit
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Once you have completed this Focal Points issue, please visit CME Central to review or claim your CME.

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