Identification and workup of ophthalmic conditions in the primary care setting

On-Demand Webinar   |   Mar. 26, 2018





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Clinical Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine; Clinical Instructor, New York University School of Medicine; President, Connecticut Uveitis Foundation


John Huang, MD, MBA, CPE is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology in New York City. Dr. Huang completed his ocular immunology and uveitis fellowship at Harvard University / Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His vitreo-retinal fellowship was completed at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Huang is Board Certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Huang has been a practicing physician since 1999. During the past seven years he served as an Associate Professor, Residency Program Director, Director of Uveitis Service, as well as Co-Director of Vitreo-Retina Service for Yale University, Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Huang practiced with Eye Disease Consultants in Hartford, Connecticut prior to joining New England Retina Associates.

Dr. Huang specializes in vitreo-retinal disorders and ocular inflammatory diseases. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, American Uveitis Society and the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians to name a few. Dr. Huang has published several textbooks as well as numerous articles and has conducted many clinical research trials associated with Age Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Vein Occlusions, Diabetic Macular Edema and Treatment of Non-Infectious Anterior Uveitis. Dr. Huang currently serves on the Committee for Global Burden of Disease for the World Health Organization. (W.H.O.)



It is estimated that between 2-5% of patients seen by primary care clinicians present with eye pain. Prompt management of ocular emergencies and eye pain is critical for patient outcomes. In this lecture, Dr. Huang will identify ophthalmic conditions commonly seen in the primary care setting, present the differential diagnoses for various ophthalmic conditions and discuss the treatments that can be initiated by primary care clinicians. Furthermore, Dr. Huang will seek to help primary care clinicians understand ophthalmic conditions that require urgent referral to the Ophthalmologist and innovations in Ophthalmology.


This lecture will be conducted as a one-hour live webinar. Registration is free. Participants will submit a survey at the end of the session to claim CME credit.


  • J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP

  • Anna Potapov, MD, MPH, MBA

  • Marc E. Walker, MD, MBA

  • Pooja Mittal, DO



By the end of the event, participants should:

  1. Identify common ophthalmic conditions seen in the primary care setting

  2. Understand the differential diagnoses for various ophthalmic conditions that present in primary care

  3. Learn ophthalmic treatments that PCPs can initiate in primary care

  4. Understand ophthalmic conditions that require urgent referral to the Ophthalmologist and innovations in Ophthalmology


This Live series activity, Optimizing Management of Common Specialty Conditions in the Primary Care Setting, from 07/01/2017 - 07/01/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each webinar in the series is approved for 1.0 AAFP Prescribed credits unless otherwise noted. 

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. 

This Live series activity is eligible for Continuing Education credit from the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) may claim AMA PRA Category 1 equivalent credits per webinar based on their participation.