Study: CME Improves Ophthalmologists' Assessment Ability

Continuing medical education improved ophthalmologists' ability to assess optic nerve head photographs, according to a report by BMC Ophthalmology.

 

In the study, practicing and resident ophthalmologists at an international glaucoma meeting were asked to assess the photos before and after attending a CME lecture on glaucoma diagnosis by ONH assessment.


The overall number of correct classifications increased somewhat, from 69 percent up to 72 percent on average. However, diagnostic sensitivity increased significantly from 70 percent up to 80 percent and the number of photographs classified as uncertain decreased significantly from 22 percent to 13 percent.

 

Read the BMC Ophthalmology article on the effect CME on ophthalmologists.

 

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