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The ABCs of atypical disc shapes and sizes

Date: Wed 13/05/2020 - Fri 13/05/2022

Provider: Optometry Australia

Optometrist Credits: 1 Glaucoma Event credit (or 1 CD for non-glaucoma prescribers)

Event Type(s): Online

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Summary
The optic nerve is one of the most prominent features seen on posterior eye examination. However, disc sizes and shapes that deviate from a typical appearance may confound assessment. This talk will provide a refresher on the anatomy of the optic nerve and a show a spectrum of atypical disc appearances that may range from the congenital or benign, to the sinister and pathological.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
• Understand the anatomy of the optic nerve and potential causes for atypical appearance on clinical examination
• Understand the strengths and weaknesses of various assessment techniques for atypical optic nerve configurations
• Identify when an atypical disc appearance represents a condition amenable to therapeutic intervention

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