Corneal Ulcers

    • CE credits 1 hours
    • COPE code 76555-TD / 123421
    • Available until Feb 10, 2025


Guest Lecturer
Beeran Meghpara,
Co-Director, Refractive Surgery Department, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Disclosure: Dr. Meghpara has been a consultant for the following: Allergan, CorneaGen, Dompe, Eyevance Pharmaceuticals, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Ocular Therapeutix, Oculus, SightSciences, Sun Pharma, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, W.L. Gore & Associates

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the risk factors
  • Review distinctive signs to look for
  • Develop a systematic approach to corneal ulcers and their treatment

Course Description

This case-based course will walk participants through the important aspects of identifying and treating corneal ulcers. Dr. Beeran Meghpara will review the pathogenesis, risk factors, and distinctive signs that will help to identify the source of the infection and go through the process of deciding the best approach to treatment

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • How to identify a corneal infections
  • The risk factors for corneal ulcers
  • Guidance on deciding if a culture is necessary
  • Solutions on how to treat corneal ulcers including when to use commercial antibiotics, commercial antibiotics, or steroids

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Quick Question

What is the number one risk factor for corneal ulcer?

  • Corneal injury
  • Contact lens use
  • Corneal surgery
  • Lasik

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