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The ABCs of atypical disc shapes and sizes

2.00 credits

The optic nerve is one of the most prominent features seen on posterior eye examination. However, disc sizes and shapes that deviate from a typical appearance may confound assessment. This talk will provide a refresher on the anatomy of the optic nerve and a show a spectrum of atypical disc appearances that may range from the congenital or benign, to the sinister and pathological.

 

Jack Phu BOptom (Hons.), BSc, MPH, FAAO

Jack is Lead Clinician (Glaucoma) at Centre for Eye Health and is currently undertaking PhD studies in glaucoma and visual fields. He graduated from UNSW in 2011 and spent 3 years working in an independent private practice with a strong focus on ocular diseases. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and completed a Masters in Public Health in 2014. He is also involved in undergraduate teaching at UNSW in the areas of ocular diseases, clinical optometry and ocular therapeutics.

 

Learning Objectives

1) To understand the anatomy of the optic nerve and potential causes for atypical appearances on clinical examination

2) To understand the strengths and weaknesses of various assessment techniques for atypical optic nerve configurations

3) To identify when an atypical disc appearance represents a condition amenable to therapeutic intervention.

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