Swollen Optic Nerves and IPL Therapy

This is a recording of a virtual course that was presented on November 17, 2020.

In part 1, this course covers optic nerve head pathology including swelling can range from very benign that only requires monitoring all the way to a life threatening emergency. In part 2, Dr. Lighthizer  discusses Intense Pulsed Light Therapy which is a longstanding treatment in the dermatologic work for many skin conditions. Accidentally it was discovered to have ocular benefits as well. Over the past 2-3 years, it has become an emerging treatment for numerous ocular conditions including dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, ocular rosacea, chalazion, among other conditions. 

Nathan Lighthizer, O.D., F.A.A.O., Assistant Dean/Associate Professor, NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry.
Dr. Lighthizer is also the Director of the Continuing Medical Education Program for the College of Optometry and the Chief of the Specialty Care Clinics.

This course qualifies for 2 hours of IOB and Legend Drug Certificate credit.

Course Fee
IOA Members:  $ 50.00
Non-Members:  $ 60.00

Course Instructions/Course Access/Test Access 
1.  Accessing Course:  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COURSE.  You must pay the course fee (see the link below) and receive a score of at least seventy percent (70%) on a 20 question test to receive credit for taking this course. This on-line course is presented as a video.

2.  Payment/Taking Test for Credit:  You must pay for the course in order to take the test.  No refunds will be made for online courses. Certificates of Completion for those who pass the examination will be available through this website.


3.  Retests:  You may retake the test if you failed to receive 70% on the test and wish to to be tested again.  There is no charge for retests.

If you have problems accessing the course, paying for the course, or accessing the test, please contact education@ioa.org or 317-237-3560.