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  • Ocular Manifestations of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • LECTURED BY: Bhagya Segu, MPH, OD, FAAO & Nicole Riese, OD
  • CREDITS: 2 Credit Hour s
  • COPE ID: # 58130-SD

This lecture will review the most common sexually transmitted diseases, their ocular complications, as well as the appropriate treatments and referrals.



Learning Objectives:


  1. Discuss which STDs can affect the eye. 
  2. Discuss the possible ocular complications of STDs.
  3. Review tools for proper and prompt diagnosis and organize and develop a list of systemic differentials associated with uveitis.
  4. Review treatment options available and referrals where indicated



Dr. Bhagya Segu graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry in 1997. Subsequently she received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She continued her education at the University of Houston College of Optometry receiving her doctorate degree in 2004. Dr. Segu completed her residency in hospital-based optometry at the Hudson Valley Veterans Administration Health Care System in New York and holds a therapeutic license in the state of Texas with glaucoma privileges. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the National Association of VA Optometrists. Dr. Segu is a staff optometrist and optometric residency director at the Michael E. Debakey Veterans Administration Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Her interests include primary care optometry and ocular disease.




Nicole Auchter Riese, OD graduated with high honors with a Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University in May 2015. She subsequently completed a primary care optometric residency at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center in 2016. The residency encompassed rotations in primary care, ocular disease, low vision and traumatic brain injury. She currently works as a staff optometrist at the Beaumont Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Beaumont, Texas.