This course will include a rapid-fire, case-based approach to present various clinical conditions with a focus on less common, ocular conditions with visual risks in various patient populations with a focus on patients more commonly seen in urban and suburban clinics in South Florida. Included will be a discussion of some of the latest recommendations for systemic work-ups when indicated and management of the ocular conditions discussed.
- At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to: 1. Recognize some uncommon ocular conditions of the anterior segment and posterior segment of the eye that are likely to result in visual loss. 2. Discuss appropriate management options, including serology and imaging studies when indicated, for specific ocular presentations that may have long-term visual implications. 3. Distinguish between various ocular conditions that require additional testing or referral based on systemic associations. 4. Understand potential ocular risks and ocular presentations for patients who test positive for syphilis and HIV. 5. Determine appropriate management protocols for individuals with chronic systemic conditions that have ocular presentations and/or risks. 6. Recognize presentations that may warrant or benefit from specialty contact lens management.