While we manage all aspects of primary eye care, what sets us apart as a profession is managing cornea and external disease. Fortunately, the cornea requires little extra equipment beyond our slit lamp to visualize pathology effectively. Consider the opportunities ranging from dry eye disease, epithelial basement membrane dystrophy/recurrent corneal erosion and Fuchs’ dystrophy to keratoconus, abrasions, foreign bodies and numerous forms of keratitis—just to name a few!
A major area where visual hallucination becomes relevant is in the context of neurodegenerative diseases on the dementia spectrum, all of which involve irreversible and progressive neuronal loss. Here, we’ll focus on visual hallucinations in the context of common dementia spectrum disorders.
In-person meetings are ready for a renaissance as enthusiasm for face-to-face education brings the profession together once more. Find out where to visit, what you’ll learn and who will be lecturing at 260 CE events happening in 2022.
This supplement is based on a Medscape Education online activity and discusses how to identify signs of diabetic eye disease along with screening and monitoring recommendations. It also addresses the gaps in disease management that exist today.
Supported by an independent educational grant from Regeneron
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