Diagnosing and Managing Ocular Emergencies and Urgencies: OD and MD Perspective
Ocular emergencies are inherently unpredictable requiring the clinician to be able to think on their feet, while triaging and managing the patient. Utilizing the latest in interactive technology, this course will review the various presentations of ocular urgencies and emergencies; focusing on triaging, case history and key points in diagnosing various emergent conditions. Up-to-date treatment and management plans will be discussed in detail, focusing on current therapeutic/surgical intervention from an optometry and ophthalmology perspective. Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to triage a patient as a potential emergency utilizing specific case history questions and understanding of what constitutes an emergency.
Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
June 22, 2019
Seminar Location:
America's Center - St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
Seminar Objectives
  • 5. Triage a patient experiencing flashes of light and floaters, potential diagnoses and appropriate treatment and management options.
  • 3. Recognize the signs and symptoms of a patient experiencing an acute onset uveitis, be able to order appropriate lab testing to assess for a systemic cause and prescribe appropriate treatment/management including the latest surgical options.
  • 1. Triage a patient as a potential emergency utilizing specific case history questions and understanding of what constitutes an emergency.
  • 2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of a patient experiencing an acute onset red eye (e.g. graft rejection, scleritis, acute glaucoma), diagnostic criteria and be able to prescribe appropriate treatment and management.
  • 4. Recognize the signs and symptoms of a patient experiencing a penetrating injury, understand the appropriate procedures to stabilize the patient and the current management/surgical recommendations.
  • 6. Triage a patient experiencing sudden loss of vision and be able to differentiate the possible etiologies and be able to recommend appropriate treatment and management options.
  • 7. Triage a patient experiencing an acute onset swollen lid/eye differentiating between a preseptal/orbital cellulitis, important diagnostic criteria and appropriate treatment/management options.
Diagnosing and Managing Ocular Emergencies and Urgencies: OD and MD Perspectives
Speaker Information
Michael Greenwood
Blair Lonsberry
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Optometric Association
AOA Approved: 2.00
Products
On-Demand
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