After thoroughly reviewing these case studies, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize and describe the typical presentation of common conditions affecting the anterior and posterior segments of the eye
- Consider a range of multiple etiologies when examining patients with eye or vision problems, including trauma, infection, congenital abnormalities, autoimmunity, vascular issues, metabolic deficiencies, and environmental causes
- Recall the basic pathophysiology underlying numerous ophthalmic conditions
- Evaluate the significance of clinical findings in relation to common ophthalmic diseases
- Formulate a differential diagnosis after reviewing the patient’s history and ocular exam
- Identify which laboratory tests or exams are appropriate to confirm and evaluate specific ophthalmic diagnoses
- Discuss therapeutic options and treatment plans for a number of acute and chronic ophthalmic diseases
We've included a listing of commonly used ophthalmic abbreviations for your review.
For questions regarding the cases contact Dr. Judy Hoggatt via email.