Presentation Title

YOU’VE GOT SOME NERVE: CASE SERIES OF OPTIC NERVE ANOMALIES

Location

Hull Auditorium

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Event

Start Date

12-2-2016 12:00 AM

Abstract

Introduction. Optic nerve anomalies are a group of structural malformations of the optic nerve head and surrounding tissues, which may cause congenital visual impairment and blindness. Each entity in this group of optic nerve anomalies has individually become more prevalent as our ability to differentiate between them has improved due to better characterization of cases. Case Presentation. Discussion of a case series of optic nerve anomalies with topics including optic nerve hypoplasia, optic pit, morning glory, megalopapilla, myelinated nerve fibers and disc drusen. Deviation from Expected. This case series will a) recognize the appearance and understand the description of anomalous optic nerves b) understand testing needed to further diagnose, rule out and monitor conditions. c) further understand, signs, symptoms, associations, complications and management of conditions. Discussion. When optic nerve abnormalities are detected, it is essential to differentiate between anatomical and pathological causes. This is because certain irregularities may require additional testing and or intervention. Conclusion. Optic nerve anomalies can sometimes be overlooked when the appearance is subtle. Careful evaluation, testing and monitoring is essential for proper care in order to decrease future risks of complications in those which may progress to a visually debilitating status.

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Feb 12th, 12:00 AM

YOU’VE GOT SOME NERVE: CASE SERIES OF OPTIC NERVE ANOMALIES

Hull Auditorium

Introduction. Optic nerve anomalies are a group of structural malformations of the optic nerve head and surrounding tissues, which may cause congenital visual impairment and blindness. Each entity in this group of optic nerve anomalies has individually become more prevalent as our ability to differentiate between them has improved due to better characterization of cases. Case Presentation. Discussion of a case series of optic nerve anomalies with topics including optic nerve hypoplasia, optic pit, morning glory, megalopapilla, myelinated nerve fibers and disc drusen. Deviation from Expected. This case series will a) recognize the appearance and understand the description of anomalous optic nerves b) understand testing needed to further diagnose, rule out and monitor conditions. c) further understand, signs, symptoms, associations, complications and management of conditions. Discussion. When optic nerve abnormalities are detected, it is essential to differentiate between anatomical and pathological causes. This is because certain irregularities may require additional testing and or intervention. Conclusion. Optic nerve anomalies can sometimes be overlooked when the appearance is subtle. Careful evaluation, testing and monitoring is essential for proper care in order to decrease future risks of complications in those which may progress to a visually debilitating status.