80042619 - Neuro-ophthalmology for the Clinician: A Practical Approach

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Date & Location
Friday, September 1, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Turner Auditorium, Baltimore, MD


Patients with neurological and neurosurgical disorders, such as brain tumors, aneurysms, infections, inflammations, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and stroke may present with visual disturbances. If the correct diagnosis is made, sight can often be saved or double vision eliminated; if not, bilateral blindness, permanent diplopia, or even death may result. This one-day course will use a case-based approach presented by expert faculty to focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with a variety of such “neuro-ophthalmologic” disorders. Special emphasis will be placed on presenting symptoms and signs as well as appropriate ancillary tests that can lead the clinician, whether ophthalmologist, optometrist, neurologist, neurosurgeon, or internist, to the correct diagnosis and, from there, to the appropriate treatment in a timely fashion. Ample time will be reserved for questions and comments from the audience.

Who Should Attend

This activity is intended for General Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Ophthalmology and Neurology Residents, Ophthalmology and Neurology Fellows and Optometry Residents.

  1. Differentiate among the common causes of optic neuropathies.
  2. Manage patients with both hereditary and acquired optic neuropathies.
  3. Recognize the causes of anisocoria.
  4. Manage patients with Horner Syndrome.
  5. Determine the causes of monocular and binocular diplopia.
  6. Diagnose and manage patients with myasthenia gravis.
  7. Diagnose and manage patients with acute third, fourth and sixth nerve palsies
  8. Describe the current clinical practice for the management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
  9. Recognize imaging artifacts on optical coherence tomography of the optic disc.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit
COPE Approved!