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2018 Academy Online Package
This content package represents several years of education, accessible in 2018 and early 2019.
Doctor, I See Double: Managing Cranial Nerve Palsies
This presentation provides necessary understanding of the signs and symptoms that accompany various types of neurogenic diplopia. An additional goal is to understand possible systemic implications and appropriate medical testing for patients presenting with diplopia. This course details in a case based format the diagnosis of patients presenting with diplopia. A diagnostic algorithm is presented to allow the audience member to follow the clinical findings to an appropriate differential diagnosis with emphasis on pertinent neuroanatomy and potential causative factors. Current therapeutic management and appropriate diagnostic testing is heavily emphasized and key points are reinforced with easy-to-remember 'Odes'.
Age Related Macular Degeneration- Current Concepts and Future Directions
You will gain a comprehensive review of AMD and the differentiation of “dry” and “wet”. You will learn the results of the latest clinical trials and an update on new technology that have changed the perspective on how patients with macular degeneration are managed. There has been an explosion of new options that you will be able to implement immediately as well as update you on future treatment modalities.
Transient Visual Loss
This course focuses on the history, associated symptoms, ophthalmic examination, differential diagnosis, and work-up for the patient with transient monocular and binocular visual loss. Ocular and systemic etiologies are reviewed
Giant Cell Arteritis: A Cause Lurking Behind Several Common Ocular Diagnoses
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) regularly presents to eye care providers. While anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is the most common ocular manifestation of GCA, amaurosis fugax, retinal artery occlusions, cranial nerve palsies, and posterior ischemic optic neuropathy are also sequelae. Early diagnosis and urgent treatment of GCA is required to prevent possible bilateral blindness. Standards of care for the more common etiologies of the ocular manifestations of GCA may not involve the same urgency of intervention. Therefore, optometrists are placed in the difficult situation of determining the likelihood of GCA being the underlying cause of these relatively common ocular diagnoses.
Management of Adult Strabismus: Controversies & Conundrums
Binocular Vision, Perception, & Pediatric Optometry Section Symposium for Academy 2013 Seattle
An Organized Approach to the Patient with Papilledema and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
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.
When Glaucoma Is Not Glaucoma
This course discusses cases of optic nerve pallor and other abnormalities in patients diagnosed with or suspected to have glaucoma. It is imperative to recognize and properly manage optic nerve pallor especially when presenting simultaneously in glaucoma patients and suspects. Key features to identify compressive tumors and other neurological lesions as well as retinal disease are presented to assist in accurate diagnoses. Utilizing ancillary testing including: fundus photography, visual field testing, and optical coherence tomography can provide additional diagnostic information to aid in the diagnosis of these patients.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)- Posterior Segment Applications
This course reviews morphologic characteristics of the vitreous, retina & optic nerve as defined by optical coherence tomography (OCT). A methodological approach is utilized to define diseases based upon OCT imaging. Utilization of OCT in the diagnosis and management of vitreal, macular, neuro-sensory retinal, sub-retinal and optic nerve diseases is examined and discussed.