Description:

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.

Course Code:

AOA108-SD

Speaker(s):

Joseph Shovlin, O.D.
jpshovlin@gmail.com

Credits:

1

AOA Expiration Date:

3/30/2024

Related News

'All the advocacy firepower’ called up at AOA on Capitol Hill

Over 500 AOA doctors and optometry students championed the profession’s priority issues in Washington, D.C., including a growing Congressional focus on vision plan abuses.

Build your practice and protect the planet

Every day is Earth Day at these optometric practices. Considerations for an environmentally friendly practice.

Intentional leadership

The AOA’s 2023 Young Optometrist of the Year is a leader—and she has been intentional in cultivating those skills. Uncover her philosophy on leadership.