Neuro-Ophthalmic Examination Techniques

 

Denise Goodwin, OD, FAAO

COPE #28349-NO

Expires: April 1, 2013

2 credits, $49

Section: Neuro-Optometry

Introduction:

Examination of the afferent visual system is necessary to determine the cause of vision loss.   Likewise, examination of the efferent visual system gives valuable information regarding symptoms such as eyelid abnormalities, extraocular muscle problems, and pupillary disorders.  Here, we will cover examination of the afferent system first, followed by examination of the efferent system.  We will conclude by covering methods to examine other cranial nerves and basic neurologic disorders.

Figure 6:  Visual field testing is helpful in localizing a lesion.2

 

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