<em>Decision-IQ:</em> Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of an Ocular Surface Mass
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Decision-IQ: Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of an Ocular Surface Mass

This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.

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Overview: In this brief case-based activity, meet Bob, a 62-year-old man who initially presented with redness in his left eye and was referred to the Duke Eye Center. As you move through this activity, read through links to useful resources to help you make clinical management decisions for Bob. You will also receive insights from expert faculty Gargi Vora, MD, on the latest recommendations for the diagnosis and management of ocular surface masses.

CME Information:

Gargi Khare Vora, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Division
Duke Eye Center
Durham, NC
Activity Planners
Jaime Symowicz, PhD
Manager, Educational Strategy and Content
Baltimore, MD
Laura Rafferty, ELS
Managing Editor
Baltimore, MD
Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Baltimore, MD
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
East Lansing, MI
Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the current diagnostic strategies for ocular surface masses
  • Summarize available treatment strategies for ocular surface squamous neoplasia

Target Audience
This activity is intended for ophthalmologists.
Series Overview/Statement of Need
Management options for ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) have changed over the last 20 years; there is now a greater emphasis on medical management versus surgical management. Further complicating matters, no published guidelines are available to provide additional guidance for ophthalmologists regarding the diagnosis and treatment of OSSN. For these reasons, ophthalmologists need to be aware of recent clinical data on less invasive methods for diagnosing and treating OSSN.
Collaborator Statement
This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.

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Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Medium/Method of Participation
This CME activity consists of a 0.25-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
Initial Release Date: February 6, 2018
Expiration Date: February 5, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 15 minutes

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The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 
Gargi Khare Vora, MD, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.
The peer reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
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