Eye Trauma: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment Using Slit Lamp

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Course Description

This course combines lecture with hands-on practice. Dr. Ryan Bulson and Dr. Aimee Ho will provide a lecture on use of Slit Lamps. Participants will work in teams using Slit Lamps in the clinical setting. Participants will return to the classroom for further instruction on ocular trauma, foreign body removal, other eye injuries and prevention. Participants will practice removing foreign bodies from the eye.

This course is appropriate for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physicians, optometrists, naturopathic doctors and other clinicians whose scope of practice includes diagnosis and treatment of ocular trauma and related foreign body removal.

Learning Objectives

 At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List 2 patient symptoms which support use of a Slit Lamp
  • List the different Slit Lamp illuminations to help in diagnosing ocular emergencies
  • Assess and choose topical dyes to better aid diagnosis during ocular emergencies
  • Demonstrate proper use of a Slit Lamp
  • Identify 3 symptoms of ocular trauma
  • Diagnose foreign body in eye tissue from slit lamp exam
  • Demonstrate removal of foreign body using standard instrumentation
  • List 3 topical medications to help aid in treating ocular emergencies
  • Recommend effective occupational and sport eye protection equipment that reduce potential for injury


8:00 a.m. Sign in and light breakfast
8:30 a.m. Slit Lamp Use and Illumination Settings
9:00 a.m. Slit Lamp Lab
9:45 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. Ocular Trauma and Foreign Body
10:30 a.m. Foreign Body Removal Lab
12:30 p.m. Course concludes


Ryan Bulson, OD
Aimee Ho, OD

Additional Information

Space is limited. Participants are registered in the order they are received. Please wear scrubs. Gloves, forceps, AlgerBrush and syringes are provided for the lab portion. Classroom and labs are ADA accessible.

CE Approval

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 4.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those credits actually spent participating in the CME activity.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.


Online Registration

Pacific University Alumni $275
OSPA Member/Preceptor*** $300
General Registration $350

*** Become an Oregon Society of Physician Assistants member or Pacific University School of Physician Assistant Studies Preceptor today!


Refunds less $25 administrative fees are granted up to April 14, 2017. Beginning April 15, 2017, no refunds will be granted.  


Contact Us

Lisa Downing | Director of Clinical Education Compliance CHP
503-352-2663 | lisa.downing@pacificu.edu