Practical Reviews in Ophthalmology

Stay current on the latest advances in Ophthalmology with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading medical journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading medical journals in Ophthalmology.

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Our expert medical faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading medical journals so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

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  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Ophthalmology journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 56 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Practical Reviews in Ophthalmology has met the MOC requirements as a Part II Self-Assessment activity by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

Chief Medical Editor Prentiss Taylor, MD, FACP, a Chicago-based internist, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.


Coordinating Editor

Scott D. Smith, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University
  • Chairman, Eye Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Editorial Advisory Board

Lilian Karina Julian, MD

  • Uveitis Specialist
  • Eye Institute-Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Archives of Neurology
  • Archives of Ophthalmology
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Eye
  • Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
  • Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
  • Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Journal of American Medical Association
  • Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • Journal of Glaucoma, Retina, Cornea
  • Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Journal of Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Epidemiology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging
  • Ophthalmology
  • The Lancet
  • The New England Journal of Medicine

Statement of Need

CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Ophthalmologists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Evaluate evidence of the safety and efficacy of such approaches
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of diagnosis and treatment plans for disorders
  • Integrate non-conventional principles and practices with conventional practices
  • Review and critically analyze the most current and clinically useful information available in diagnosis and treatment


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Credit Designation Per Review

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This material is also eligible for 0.25 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each review: 15 minutes

MOC Approval Statement

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Practical Reviews in Ophthalmology has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) and an MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity for the following ABMS Member Boards: American Board of Ophthalmology.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Oakstone Publishing, LLC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.