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SACME Spotlight: Try This Virtual Patient Case for Orbital Fracture Following Eye Surgery

An 80-year-old man arrives at the ER complaining of blurred vision, just one week after routine cataract surgery. What happens next is up to you in this Virtual Patient Case co-created by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

This free online activity, approved for .25 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits, is designed to provide non-geriatrician specialists with guidance on best practices in the care of older adults. This specific case can improve the skill of ophthalmologists in recognizing elder abuse and following up with appropriate reporting and intervention.

The AGS-ABMS Virtual Patient Case aims to assess and strengthen the following core competencies: Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, and Systems-based Practice.

While navigating the online activity, participants will consider the likely causes and diagnoses for the given scenario, view a video of an interaction with the patient, and answer a series of questions about the appropriate management of the case. The activity platform provides detailed, real-time feedback and discussion on each question in order to teach and assess at the same time.

American Board of Ophthalmology diplomates Andrew G. Lee, MD, and Hilary Beaver, MD, participated in the writing of this activity.

This Virtual Patient Case meets the ABO’s standards for CME/Self-Assessment CME (SACME) as part of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. To register for the activity, click here.

More ABO-approved CME and SACME activities can be found in the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory. Board-certified ophthalmologists who participate in MOC are asked to attest to the completion of an average of 50 CME and 16 SACME credits every two years. Attestation is self-managed online through the ABO website.

For questions about identifying and locating appropriate CME/SACME activities or attesting to the completion of CME, please write to or call 610-664-1175.

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