Navigating the World of Eye Pain – Making Foreign Bodies Familiar

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Course Description

This presentation provides an in-depth exploration of eye pain, its various causes, effective treatment strategies, and the importance of interprofessional collaboration in managing these conditions. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying factors leading to eye pain, ranging from common issues such as dry eye syndrome and refractive errors to more complex conditions like uveitis and glaucoma. Through case studies and expert insights, attendees will learn about evidence-based approaches to diagnose and treat different types of eye pain, including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. This session is ideal for healthcare practitioners seeking to enhance their knowledge of eye pain management and improve patient outcomes through interdisciplinary teamwork.

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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare providers will be able to: 

  • Describe the diagnosis of common causes of eye pain
  • Explain how opioids function and how their side effects can contribute to misuse, addiction, or death
  • Utilize CDC guidelines to safely recommend prescription of opioids for acute pain when completely necessary
  • Formulate an appropriate treatment plan for common conditions that cause eye pain
  • Describe interprofessional collaboration roles and communication for appropriate eye pain management
Credit/Contact Hours
Pharmacotherapy Hours
  • Erika Anderson, OD, FAAO
    Staff Optometrist / Independent Contractor, Eye Associates of New Mexico
  • Megan Arbour, PhD, RN, CNM, CNE
    Associate Professor, Frontier Nursing University
Development Team
  • Trisha Moreno
  • English
Release Date
September 1, 2023
Expiration Date
September 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Case Studies
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
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