NSA 04/15/2020 KP NSA Ophthalmology Updates April 2020

Vacaville, CA US
April 15, 2020

1)  Eye doctors will learn to identify patients who need corneal transplants, and those who have had them. Comprehensive ophthalmologists will become familiar with the surgical options available and their likely courses. They will learn to recognize good candidates for corneal transplant surgery.

2) They will learn to optimally control infection for eye patients minimizing risk by implementing protocol and strategies during necessary proximity eye exam.

3)  They will treat patients with thyroid eye disease using non-surgical management referring appropriately when indicated for treatment with Teprotumumab.

Target Audience

Napa Solano Area Kaiser Permanente Ophthalmology physicians, and Optometrists.

Learning Objectives

1. Counsel patients on what they may undergo with transplant surgery.

2. Prescribe different transplant steroid anti-rejection regimens based on the type of transplant performed.

3. Learn strategies to optimize Ophthalmology infection control during proximity eye exam during COVID-19 pandemic.

4.  Develop and implement protocols specific to practice on when to see which patients in person and what measures should be taken for personal protective equipment in each scenario during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5.  Appropriately treat non-surgical management of patients with moderate to severe thyroid eye disease.

6.  Identify patients possibly suitable for treatment with Teprotumumab and refer appropriately for treatment.

Additional Information

Conference room: 
Virtual event via Teams Meeting
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/15/2020 - 4:00pm PDT
Event ends: 
04/15/2020 - 5:30pm PDT
Kaiser Permanente
1 Quality Drive
Vacaville, CA 95688
United States

Planning Committee:

David Russell, MD, Kaiser Permanente Vacaville


Jonathan Diamont, MD, Corneal Ophthalmology, Kaiser Permanente Vacaville, Usha Kumar, MD, Ophthalmology, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo, and David Russell, MD, Kaiser Permanente Vacaville


Kaiser Permanente Napa/Solano has determined that today's speaker and planner(s) do not have affiliations with any corporate organizations that may constitute a conflict of interest with this presentation.  Kaiser Permanente Napa/Solano takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

Kaiser Napa/Solano is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Kaiser Napa/Solano designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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