Optic Nerve Head Biomechanics

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Activity Title

Optic Nerve Head Biomechanics

Release Date

February 28, 2014

Expiration Date

February 28, 2017

Target Audience

Ophthalmologists, primary care physicians

Learning Objective / Overview

J. Crawford Downs, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair Basic Science Research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Ocular Biomechanics and Biotransport Program at UAB, discuss new findings in basic science research on ocular biomechanics to glaucoma pathogenesis.  Emerging data on age and race disparities of current glaucoma patients will be presented along with new research related to the dynamics of intraocular pressure – a known risk factor for glaucoma. This research is relevant to anyone in the medical field who works with glaucoma patients.


Dr. Downs has no relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation statement

The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.