Ocular Therapeutics News & Views


Len Hua PhD, OD, FAAO

COPE #31572-PH

Expires: April 1, 2014

1 credits, $39


Course Outline :

This course will the new, mostly topical, ophthalmic medications in ten drug classes: NSAIDS, topical anesthetics, anti-inflammatories, anti-infectives, anti-allergics, prostaglandins, VEGF inhibitors, miotics, and anti-virals.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the optometrist will know the indications, contraindications, and prescribing details concerning these ten classes of drugs:

1. NSAIDS (Acuvail)

2. Topical Anesthetics (Akten)

3. Combo Anti-Inflammatory/Anti-Infective (Azasite, Tobradex ST)

4. Anti-Allergic (Bepreve, Bromday, Lastacaft)

5. Anti-Infectives (Besivance, Ocudox, Zymaxid)

6. Steroids (Durezol)

7. Prostaglandin (Latisse, Lumigan)

8. VEGF Inhibitors (Lucentis/Avastin, Pazopanib)

9. Miotics (Nu-Rev)

10. Anti-virals (Zirgan)