Neuro-ophthalmic and retinal diseases can pose a challenge for eye care providers

November 14, 2022

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Labib BA, et al. Conundrum of Co-Management: Neuroretinal Disease (Comprehensive Eye Care Section Symposium). Presented to: Academy; Oct. 26-29, 2022; San Diego.

Disclosures: Labib does not report any relevant financial information.

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In this Healio video, Kissing A. Labib, OD, FAAO, Diploma(CEC)associate professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, discusses a symposium at the 2022 Academy on the management of neuroretinal diseases.

“Things that can cause retinal disease can often cause neuro-ophthalmic disease, and sometimes that overlap is a bit difficult to manage because we don’t know which one is more of a retinal emergency. [or] more a neuro-ophthalmic emergency,” Labib said.

According to Labib, the symposium focused on comprehensive eye care from the perspective of neuro and retina specialists. The presenters discussed a variety of patient cases, and Labib noted that a common theme in most cases was the importance of an afferent pupillary defect.

“We really went through all the nuances of neuro and retinal conditions that bleed together and how to deal with them appropriately,” she said.

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