An Organized Approach to the Patient with Papilledema and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Audio only)

Recorded On: 10/11/2017

This team taught course provides the attendee with an organized, systematic approach to the evaluation and management of a patient with disc edema secondary to elevated intracranial pressure.  The presenters approach the material and the topic from their particular areas of expertise, providing the attendee with pearls for the clinical evaluation, neuro imaging, and relevant clinical anatomical correlates to the disease processes involved.  Clinical presentation, chief complaints, clinical findings, neuroimaging findings, relevant anatomy, and patient management are discussed in detail.

James L Fanelli, OD, FAAO

Ocular Disease Management Specialist

Dr. Fanelli is originally from suburban Philadelphia, and attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he graduated in 1985. He has been in private practice since that time in coastal North Carolina, specializing in ocular disease management. 

He has lectured around the country at state and national meetings on a wide variety of topics dealing primarily with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. He has developed a course for certifying OD’s in the use of injections in primary eye care that has been used by several states, and which was required for licensure renewal of North Carolina optometrists. 

Dr. Fanelli is a Contributing Editor for Review of Optometry, and is the author of the bi-monthly Glaucoma Grand Rounds column. 

He is a past President of the North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry. He is also a past Trustee of the North Carolina State Optometric Society, where he served as Continuing Education Chairman. He serves as chariman of the EyeSki Optometric Conference and the CE in Italy Conference. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Western University of Health Sciences. 

Leonard V Messner, OD, FAAO

Vice President for Patient Care Services at ICO

Leonard V. Messner, OD, FAAO, is the Vice President for Patient Care Services of the Illinois College of Optometry and serves as the Executive Director of the Illinois Eye Institute. 

Dr. Messner holds the rank of Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry. He currently serves as the chair of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Optometry, co-chair of the Chicago Concussion Coalition and steering committee member of the AAO Fellows Doing Research Special Interest Group. He is a member of the Vision and Concussion Research Committee of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society. 

His principle area of research involves the study of vision, visual-motor and ocular structural abnormalities with concussion.

Lorraine Lombardi, PhD

Associate Professor at Salus University

Lorraine Lombardi is Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Interim Dean/ College of Health Sciences, Salus University. She teaches Neuroscience and Gross Anatomy at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). 

Dr. Lombardi holds a Ph.D. in Anatomy/Neuroanatomy from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. 

She has been awarded “Educator of the Year” multiple times. In 1995, she received PCO’s Presidential Medal of Honor, for outstanding service to the College and Optometry. She is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally on the basic science of neuro-ophthalmic disorders. 

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