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Corneal ulcers – bacterial

This module will go over the management of a corneal ulcer including initial management, choice of antibiotics, decision-making during the healing phase, and medical/surgical treatment options for various stages of ulcers.

Learning objectives


  • Describe work-up and initial management of a corneal ulcer
  • Gauge the healing of a corneal ulcer and know when a referral is needed
  • Describe surgical options that a cornea specialist may offer

Presentation slides (password protected) [PDF]

CPD credits

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Physicians may claim a maximum of 1.5 Section 1 credits.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the learning activity.

INSIGHT was co-developed with Allergan and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity, and balance. The use of the partner logo is ethically permissible.

Faculty: Dr. Kashif Baig

Dr. Kashif BaigDr. Baig is a cornea, anterior segment, and refractive surgeon providing tertiary level care at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. He is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa, pediatric cornea consultant at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, principal investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and director of clinical and research fellowships in cornea, anterior segment, and refractive surgery. He is also the president of the Canadian Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Society.

He completed his medical and residency training at McGill University, Master of Business Administration degree (Health Services Management) at McMaster University, and fellowship training in the United States. He has a strong interest in the development and implementation of surgical innovations in corneal and anterior segment surgery.

For more information about CPD opportunities, please contact:

Cheryl Ripley
613.729.6779 x223