Oral Medications for Ocular Complications


Len Hua, PhD, OD, FAAO

COPE #31571-OP

Expires: April 1, 2014

1 credits, $39

Section: Ocular Damage and Trauma


Course Description:

This course will cover eight oral drug classes of importance to optometry, namely analgesics, controlled medications, antimicrobials, antivirals, antifungals, anti-allergics, hypotensive Agents, and oral steroids.


Course Outline:

By the completion of this course, the optometrist will know how to use the following:

1. Analgesics, like Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Tylenol-3

2. Controlled Medications, like Percodan, Tramadol , and Vicodin

3. Antimicrobials, like Augmentin, Azithromycin, Bactrim, Cephalexin, Dicloxacillin, Doxycycline, and Erythromycin

4. Antivirals, like Acyclovir, Famciclovir ,and Valacyclovir

5. Antifungals, like Fluconazole

6. Anti-Allergics, like Diphenhydromine and Fexofenadine

7. Hypotensive Agents, like Acetazolamide

8. Oral Steroids, like Prednisone

Course Powerpoint Presentation