Neuro-Optometry

 


Wednesday, October 11


NO-01: The Basics of a Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Evaluation
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
The effects of acquired brain injury from sports, military service and other causes have received much discussion in the press in recent years. This course will focus on the essential elements of evaluating those who have suffered from a neurologic insult: what to ask, what tests to perform, and when to refer. Speakers include Catherine McDaniel, OD, MS, FAAO. COPE ID: 53661-NO

NO-03: Transient Visual Loss
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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. Speakers include Tina Porzukowiak, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53662-NO

NO-02: An Organized Approach to the Patient with Papilledema and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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. Speakers include James Fanelli, OD, FAAO, Leonard Messner, OD, FAAO, Lorraine Lombardi, PhD. COPE ID: 53997-NO CEE


Thursday, October 12


NO-05: Neuroradiology
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This course introduces the fundamental neuro- and vascular imaging technologies used in eye care. Plain film x-ray, CT, CTA, CTV, MRI, MRA, MRV, conventional catheter angiography, carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler are discussed. Ophthalmic and systemic indications and contraindications, ordering, and special sequences are reviewed. Speakers include Tina Porzukowiak, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 49524-NO

NO-06: Neuro-ophthalmological Emergencies Presenting in Optometry
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This course describes the symptoms, signs, and management of neuro-ophthalmological emergencies. It provides an overview of visual signs and symptoms to be concerned about, and the additional history questions the provider should ask to understand the chief complaint. The course describes in detail the epidemiology, ocular manifestations, systemic symptoms, diagnosis, and management of giant cell arteritis, Horner's syndrome, posterior-communicating artery aneurysms, myasthenia graves, and intracranial space-occupying lesions including cavernous sinus thrombosis and pituitary apoplexy. Speakers include Jacqueline Theis, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53665-NO

NO-04: Giant Cell Arteritis: A Cause Lurking Behind Several Common Ocular Diagnoses
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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. Speakers include Andrew Mick, OD, FAAO, Bernard Dolan, OD, MS, FAAO, Heather Jones, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53664-NO


Friday, October 13


NO-07: Case Presentations: Neuro-ophthalmology and Systemic Disease
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A series of grand round cases are used to discuss the relationship between systemic and neuro-ocular disease. Appropriate diagnostic work up based on neuro-ophthalmic findings are reviewed. The ocular side effects of various medications used in the treatment of systemic disease and the recommendations for monitoring for adverse effects are covered. Speakers include Brian Hall, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53669-NO

NO-08: "Doctor, I See Double": Managing Cranial Nerve Palsies
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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". Speakers include Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53784-NO

NO-09: Anatomical Considerations in Neuro-Ophthalmic Management
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clinical cases are used as a backdrop to introduce neuro-ophthalmic processes and their management. These cases highlight the important aspects of both gross anatomy and neuro anatomy that need to be understood for proper clinical examination, accurate diagnosis and effective management. Emphasis will be placed on surgical management. Speakers include Kelly Malloy, OD, FAAO, Lorraine Lombardi, PhD. COPE ID: 53988-NO CEE


Saturday, October 14


NO-11: Neuro-ophthalmic Masqueraders
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Because the visual system is integrated with many areas of the brain and brainstem, optometrists will see patients with neuro-ophthalmic disorders. Recognizing patterns consistent with neuro-ophthalmic conditions will result in timely and cost effective management. Interesting clinical cases are used to demonstrate methods of differentiating ocular and neuro-ophthalmic disease. Speakers include Denise Goodwin, OD, FAAO, Leonid Skorin, OD, MS, FAAO. COPE ID: 53671-NO

NO-12: Dizziness and Disequilibrium - Optometric Considerations
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dizziness and Disequilibrium are common sequelae seen in the optometric office. It is also the third most common complaint in office visits and is a common finding in concussion minimal traumatic brain injury. It can compose of a number of etiologies including visual and vestibular input. We will review dizziness and include optometric interventions including visual hygiene, substitution strategies for symptoms, use of lenses, prisms, selective occlusion and visual vestibular rehabilitation. Several cases will demonstrate effective strategies. Speakers include Curtis Baxstrom, OD, FCOVD, FAAO. COPE ID: 49531-NO

NO-10: Glaucoma Masqueraders - Conditions That Mimic Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Glaucoma
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glaucoma leads to accelerated death of the retinal ganglion cells resulting in a distinct pattern of retinal nerve fiber (RNFL) loss. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a valuable diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of glaucoma. However, non-glaucomatous optic neuropathies and retinal pathologies can have OCT findings that overlap with those observed with glaucomatous damage. It is important to distinguish the underlying cause of the OCT findings for appropriate management of the condition. Speakers include Lee Vien, OD, FAAO, David Yang, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53670-NO