Assistant Professor NSU College of Optometry Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Jessica Steen, OD: No relevant disclosure to display
This course discusses the necessary considerations for optometrists while managing patients who may be pregnant or breastfeeding. The treatment of acute and chronic ocular conditions using oral and topical medications will be highlighted, with a focus on risk-benefit evaluation. The role of the FDA in evaluating the safety and efficacy of medications in pregnant and nursing individuals will be evaluated.
Upon conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
Evaluate the risks and benefits of prescribing pharmaceutical products in pregnant and breastfeeding individuals
Review how pharmaceutical products are evaluated by the FDA in pregnant and breastfeeding individuals
Examine commonly prescribed categories of medications used to treat ocular disease and their role in the management of pregnant and breastfeeding individuals