How to Distinguish Retinal Disorders from Causes of Optic Nerve Dysfunction?

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Identifier 20130214_nanos_diagnostictestsympos_01
Title How to Distinguish Retinal Disorders from Causes of Optic Nerve Dysfunction?
Creator Lee, Andrew G
Subject Optic Neuropathy; Retinopathy; Electrophysiology; Optical Coherence Tomography; Macular Photostress Test
Description The clinical presentation of acute unilateral visual loss in a young patient can be due to a number of conditions including possible retinopathy or optic neuropathy. Although demyelinating optic neuritis is the most common unilateral optic neuropathy to present in a young adult to a neuro-ophthalmologist, the possibility of acute retinopathy should also be in the differential diagnosis especially when specific red flags for retinal disease are present. The overlapping clinical presentation of retinal and optic nerve disorders in this setting can be challenging and will affect the patients evaluation, treatment and prognosis. The main diagnostic dilemma is that a young otherwise healthy female patient who presents with acute unilateral visual loss may have idiopathic or demyelinating optic neuritis or a subtle or occult retinopathy (e.g., acute zonal occult outer retinopathy). This manuscript will describe the key differentiating clinical symptoms and signs and the specific diagnostic testing that might help h making the correct diagnosis.
Relation is Part of NANOS 2013: Refining the Clinical Localization of Neuro-Ophthalmic Diagnoses: What Test is Best?
Contributor Primary Costello, Fiona
Contributor Secondary Lee, Michael S
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2013-02-14
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 2013 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2013. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6dr6238
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2014-01-08
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 183323
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6dr6238
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