How to Best Measure Afferent Visual Pathway Damage in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders - The Optic Nerve, Reintal Nerve Fiber Layer, and Beyond!

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Identifier 20130214_nanos_diagnostictestsympos_03-1
Title How to Best Measure Afferent Visual Pathway Damage in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders - The Optic Nerve, Reintal Nerve Fiber Layer, and Beyond!
Creator Fiona Costello, MD, Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Subject Optical Coherence Tomography; Ganglion Cell Layer; Motion Perception Testing; Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer; Multi-Focal Visual Evoked Potentials
Description Neuro-ophthalmologists have traditionally relied upon the history and physical examination to localize visual problems in their patients. While these clinical tools represent the cornerstones of our discipline, there are many ancillary testing techniques which can enhance the diagnostic process. In the following presentation, the merits of both well-established and relatively novel diagnostic tests will be discussed in the context of a typical case of optic neuritis. The relative contributions of various disease mechanisms: demyelination, axonal loss, neuronal damage, and cortical compensation will be reviewed. So too, the utility of different tests in capturing specific pathogenic processes in optic neuritis will be highlighted. Several techniques will be described with reference to the case example provided, optic neuritis; yet, the principles of how these tests may be used apply to a variety of optic nerve disorders.
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/PowerPoint
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
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Date Created 2014-01-08
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 183400
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6g76mdc
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