STDs: A Pertinent Clinical Review for Eye-Care Providers

The incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)  are on the rise, with many having detrimental effects on the human visual system. These conditions include but not limited to; gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis, viral infections such as HIV and herpes. Infected patients often present with a variety of anterior and posterior ocular manifestations as well as a possible concurrent opportunistic infections in some conditions.  This lecture will provide an overview of clinical signs and symptoms, both ocular and systemic, of these conditions relevant to eye-care. Discussion will include appropriate management including referral of patients suspected of these conditions and precautions that should be taken.

*Qualifies for CPOC renewal*

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
June 27, 2020
Seminar Objectives
  • 1. Review background and demographic information regarding to STDs.
  • 2. Explain proper evaluation including pertinent history and examination in patients suspected of an STD.
  • 3. Recognize clinical characteristics, both ocular and systemic, of patients suspected of presenting with a STD.
  • 4. Summarize proper examination including assessment of the findings and proper management of patient suspected of STD.
  • 5. Recall appropriate principals of universal precautions when treating patients with STDs.
STDs: A Pertinent Clinical Review for Eye-Care Providers
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American Optometric Association
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CPC Approved: 1.00
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