There are several key signs and symptoms that signal potentially life threatening disease. It's crucial that every clinician be aware of these important signals. A full range of signs and symptoms must be evaluated for risk of morbidity. Several case examples including neurologic and vascular etiologies such as flashing lights signaling an aneurysm, TIAs associated with septal wall defects, corneal verticillate in lysosomal storage diseases, recurrent shingles due to reduced cell mediated immunity (thymoma) and other fascinating cases will be highlighted.
- 1. Be familiar with the differentials in a presentation of flashing lights.
- 2. Know the visual signs and symptoms of septal wall defects and specifically PFOs.
- 3. Be familiar with the posterior pole signs of blood dycrasias and other forms of neoplastic diseases.
- 4. Be familiar with the differentials of suspicious pigmented lesions.
- 5. To identify and classify corneal signals of severe systemic disease (i.e Fabrys, multiple myeloma, etc.)