Get prepared for the ABO Board Certification Examination with this interactive, online self-study course! This course will review practical knowledge and skills in optic nerve/glaucoma and allow you to test your skills through knowledge checks embedded throughout the presentation. Topics covered include: glaucoma, glaucoma suspects, ocular hypertension, pachymetry, gonioscopy, visual field testing, imaging techniques, glaucoma medications, acute angle closure glaucoma attacks, arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, and diseases of the optic nerve. The course package also includes a final assessment test, transcript, and handout. AOA members receive complimentary access to this course.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
-Assess, differentially diagnose, treat, and manage glaucoma, glaucoma suspects, and ocular hypertension.
-Analyze the indications for pachymetry, gonioscopy, visual field testing (SAP, SWAP, FDT), and imaging techniques (GDx, HRT, OCT) for glaucoma/optic nerve disease.
-Determine indications and contraindications of glaucoma medications and also how to manage the possible complications.
-Evaluate, differentially diagnose, treat, and manage options for acute angle closure glaucoma attack, arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, and diseases of the optic nerve (excluding glaucoma and AION).