INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Clinical Development

Vision Related Manifestations of Neurologic Injury

Course Description:

In this course, we will explore the wide variety of vision related complaints that can occur following neurologic insults/injuries. Considerations will include loss of vision, double vision/eyelid drooping (ptosis) and uncontrollable eye movements. A brief description of the possible causes, first steps in management and urgency of referral for each symptom will be discussed.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Increase awareness of neuro-ophthalmic manifestations of neurologic injury
2. Employ early treatment strategies to alleviate symptoms during rehabilitation
3. Recognize high risk symptoms and provide timely/appropriate referral

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Andrew Melson is a fellowship trained neuro-ophthalmologist. He specializes in disorders of the communication between the brain and eyes. He currently sees patients for neuro-ophthalmic diseases and and comprehensive eye care at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City.

 

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