Activity ID



May 23, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)


Conditions of the retina including retinal tears are the conditions most commonly associated with medical malpractice claims against general ophthalmologists. This monograph will provide an overview of ophthalmology claims, a closed claim analysis of a case of retinal detachment, the 2013 AAO guideline on retinal tears and detachment, and risk management recommendations for reducing the risk associated with these conditions.

Diplomate Engagement

Pre-and Post-test results are provided to diplomate and an evaluation survey is issued upon completion of the course. A follow-up post-activity survey is also issued 3-4 months after completion that asks what practice changes have been made.

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Educational Objectives

Cite several ways to substantiate your documentation of "no retinal tears or detachment".
Describe how to best substantiate in the record your instructions to the patient with a retinal tear.
State two recommendations regarding the eye examination from the 2013 AAO retina guideline, and characterize their relative strength of evidence.
Define and carry out an informed refusal.


Risk Management, Retinal Tears, Retinal Breaks, Liability Risk, Retinal Detachment, Guidelines, Informed Refusal, Retina Recommendations, Retinal Examination, General Ophthalmology


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Assessment, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Evidence Based Practice

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