- SD-Alzheimer's Disease: Diagnostic Criteria, Prevention and Lifestyle Management
- SD-An Interactive Review of Ocular Systemic Syndromes
- SD-An Update on Thyroid Eye Disease
- SD-Autoimmune Disease and the Eye Series 1: Autoimmune Disease and the Anterior Segment
- SD-Autoimmune Disease and the Eye Series 2: Autoimmune Disease and the Posterior Segment
- SD-Autoimmune Disease and the Eye Series 3: A Tailored Approach to Uveitis and Systemic Disease
- SD-Current Treatment of Diabetes
- SD-Diabetes Cases & Conundrums
- SD-Exploring the Autoimmune Diseases: A Systemic Approach
- SD-Follow Your Gut: A Guide to Micro-Nutrients and Disease Prevention
- SD-G-Eye: A Team Approach to Managing Gastrointestinal Disorders
- SD-Life Threatening Eye Signs & Symptoms that Can't Be Missed!
- SD-Nutritional and Lifestyle Modifications To Reduce Risk Of AMD Onset And Progression
- SD-Ocular Manifestations of Sickle Cell Disease
- SD-OMG its OMG!
- SD-Ophthalmic Manifestations of COVID-19
- SD-Optometry's Role on the Diabetes Education Team
- SD-Pets - Their link to Ocular Infections, Allergies and Trauma: What Every OD Should Know
- SD-Sleep Medicine and the Eye
- SD-The Eye ER: Nothing's Off Limits
- SD-Top Ten Tells How Systemic Diseases Reveal Their Hand
- SD-Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD and the OD
- SD-When a Slit Lamp Exam Can Save a Life The Essential Role of Optometrists
- SD-What Every Optometrist Needs to Know about Paraneoplastic Syndromes
SD-Flashing Lights: Land Mines & Peril Ahead
Most often photopsia when encountered in clinical practice is related to vitreous changes that cause entoptic phenomenon. Unfortunately, the symptoms associated with flashing lights might represent something completely unrelated to vitreoretinal phenomena, namely a vascular, neoplastic, or neurologic etiology. Most often these conditions carry significant morbidity, even mortality concerns and can't be missed. This course will examine the differences in presentation and cite several case examples of photopsia not related to vitreoretinal conditions such as giant cell arteritis, artery occlusion, patent foramen ovale, neoplastic lesions, Purtscher-like retinopathy, and cerebral aneurysm. Entoptic phenomenon are visual perceptions produced or influenced by various structures within the eye. A detailed history and dilated funduscopic examination are essential in evaluating and completing a comprehensive ocular evaluation.
Joseph Shovlin, O.D.
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