When faced with swollen nerves, don't fret. Put on that sleuths hat and start investigating the cause. There can be many causes of the swollen optic nerve and ordering correct testing, along with a detailed history of the patient can help narrow down the cause. The lecture will go over major causes, what testing is warranted, and MRI/MRV ordering and review.
- At the conclusion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1. Discuss and review the most common causes of swollen optic nerves and how to identify. 2. Review treatment plans and which testing should be ordered in these cases 3. Overview of the role of an optometrist in continued care of these patients alongside neurology after diagnosis has been made.