Patients with eye complaints frequently present to the emergency department, and their conditions can have serious consequences, including loss of vision. In today’s “Essential Ophthalmologic Procedures and Examinations” session, Jason R. Knight, MD, FACEP, medical director of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital in Houston, will review essential ophthalmologic procedures in emergency medicine practice.
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“It’s a good session to attend and review an entire semester of ophthalmology compressed down into a rapid-fire 50-minute interactive lecture,” Dr. Knight said.
Because ophthalmology is typically a business hours–focused practice—and some practices don’t even accept calls after-hours—it’s even more crucial for emergency physicians to know how to handle ophthalmic emergencies. Missing critical findings can have devastating consequences for patients, such as in the case of strokes that can present with eye findings, Dr. Knight said.
His presentation will focus on a range of ophthalmologic tips for diagnosis and management, including slit-lamp examination, foreign body removal, fundus examination, pupil dilation, ultrasound use, and afferent pupillary defects.
His session also will go over the range of drops and ointments often prescribed for eye complaints so you can keep up with the latest recommended guidance in this area.
Essential Ophthalmologic Procedures
Wednesday, Nov. 1
WCC, Room 151A