Practical Clinical Case-Oriented Neuro-Ophthalmology 2018

This course will review and update the full spectrum of topics in clinical neuro-ophthalmology including afferent (ischemic, inflammatory, infectious, compressive and hereditary optic neuropathies, select retinopathies, papilledema), efferent (diplopia and nystagmus), neuro-radiology and pupil dysfunction. The first section will include lectures by experts in neuro-ophthalmology on clinical topics including giant cell arteritis, functional vision loss, diplopia, nystagmus, pupil, and neuroradiology. The second section will feature neuro-ophthalmologic cases from the expert panel presented to the audience, employing concepts learned from the first section.  The third section will be cases presented to the expert panel and audience to discuss their practical approach to patient evaluation and management. Problems presented will include optic neuritis, neuroretinitis, neuromyelitis optica, chiasmal lesions, ischemic optic neuropathy, anisocoria, downbeat nystagmus, and myasthenia gravis.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians who deal with neuro-ophthalmologic patients especially neurologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and neurosurgeons, but also other interested practitioners including internists, family care practitioners, emergency room physicians, and PAs.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the varied presentations of common nero-ophthalmic disease
  • Discuss newly described diseases and their connection to neuro-ophthalmology
  • Describe the new diagnostic criteria, lab evaluation, and treatment of neuromyelitis optica
  • Recognize recent advances in the treatment of optic neuritis
  • Identify clinical presentations of and novel treatment for giant cell arteritis
  • Recognize potentially life-threatening neuro-ophthalmologic processes presenting to neurologists and eye care physicians
  • Discuss diagnosis and management of common neuro-ophthalmic emergencies including Horner syndrome, pituitary apoplexy, CN3 palsy
  • Diagnose and evaluate potentially dangerous etiologies of diplopia
  •  Discuss the uses and limitations of neuroimaging studies as a diagnostic tool in the evaluation of patients with neuro-ophthalmic disease

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

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