Date: Fri 17/06/2022 - Sun 19/06/2022
Provider: Optometry Australia
Optometrist Credits: 2.00 General Credits
Neuro-Optometric Assessment and Management: Asking the Right Questions About Visual Issues Related to Mild to Moderate Head Injury
Many patients present for optometric care who have experienced one or more concussions, often from sport; whiplash; or a more severe head injury, and yet do not volunteer this history, and often they do not see possible connections of the brain injuries and the visual issues for which they are seeking optometric diagnosis and solutions. Sometimes a patient may present following a recent concussion with vision issues, and yet your optometric routine tests find nothing unusual. A good case history can explore presenting visual symptoms and often reveal other symptoms and issues which were not offered initially. Knowing the questions to ask, and their relevance to the brain injury and the visual symptoms, provides the ideal basis for appropriate optometric assessment, and potential management options. Case studies will be described to illustrate the processes of asking the best questions to arrive at the diagnoses!.
Assessment and Management of Diplopia Resulting from Head Injury and Neurological Issues
Patients may present for optometric care complaining of double vision, either of recent onset or long term. Diplopia can be complex, and it is important to understand the different patterns of diplopia, as well as the most effective testing protocol to characterize the diplopia, diagnose the possible causes, and to direct appropriate management, which may include lenses, prisms, selective occlusion, vision therapy or referral. It is also imperative to effectively rule out possible pathology which requires further investigation. Case studies of assessment and management of diplopia will be presented to illustrate the complexities of diplopia, and demonstrate effective optometric assessment.