Description:

Patients with infectious keratitis in your office require both the correct diagnosis and prompt treatment to prevent corneal scarring and significant vision loss. This lecture will discuss the case history clues, slit lamp signs, and demonstrate how to properly culture the corneal ulcer to avoid misdiagnosis. Correct diagnosis is only fifty percent of the battle, this lecture will also use evidence-based research to cover current and emerging treatment approaches to infectious keratitis. Cases will be presented to educate on specific pathogens leading to corneal ulcers, with a deeper dive on Acanthamoeba keratitis.

Course Code:

AOA168-AS

Speaker(s):

Mitch Ibach, O.D.
mitch.ibach@vancethompsonvision.com

Credits:

1

AOA Expiration Date:

8/27/2024

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