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Vision Problems in Parkinson's Disease

April 18, 2019

Our panelists discuss changes in eyesight associated with Parkinson's as well as the effects of other symptoms and medications on vision. We also cover how scientists are looking at the eye as a source of tests to diagnose the disease in its earliest stages.

Webinar Details


Thursday, April 18, 2019


1 hr


12:00 pm ET
  • Continuing Medical Education Information for Health Care Professionals

    MJFF offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for practicing health care professionals for each Third Thursdays Webinar. Click the link in the Resource List after viewing the webinar to take the post-test survey and receive your CME credit.

    Date of Original Release: April 18, 2019
    Date CME Credit No Longer Available: April 18, 2021 

    Learning Objectives
    At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe how aging can impact vision.
    2. Recognize what vision and eyelid changes can happen in Parkinson’s.
    3. Discuss other issues that can cause Parkinson’s vision problems.
    4. Identify how vision changes effect quality of life and other daily activities.
    5. Summarize ongoing efforts to diagnose and measure Parkinson’s through the eye.

    Target Audience
    This educational activity is designed for primary care physicians, family practice physicians, general medicine physicians, geriatricians, general neurologists, movement disorder specialists and any other health care practitioners who manage patients with Parkinson's disease.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Oakstone Publishing and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Oakstone Publishing is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Oakstone Publishing has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing's planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.


    Karen Jaffe, MD - Moderator
    Member, The Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council
    Nothing to disclose

    John Merchant
    Person with Parkinson's
    Nothing to disclose

    Marta Fabrykowski, OD, FAAO
    Optometrist, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
    Nothing to disclose

    Ali G. Hamedani, MD, MHS
    Instructor, Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology
    University of Pennsylvania
    Nothing to dislcose

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