Acute Visual Loss

    • CE credits 1 hours
    • COPE code 76499-TD / 123420
    • Available until Jan 18, 2025


Guest Lecturer
Alexander Tan,
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ophthalmology, Dalhousie University

Disclosure: Dr. Tan has no financial relationships to disclose.

Learning Objectives

  • Review common questions to ask on history for a patient with acute visual loss (AVL)
  • Review a number of the underlying causes of AVL
  • Review examination recommendations, diagnostic tests, and treatments

Course Description

This video lecture course will walk learners through important aspects of Acute Visual Loss through developing a systematic approach to it. Our guest lecturer Dr. Alexander Tan will begin at the cornea and work back to the optic nerve touching on the many of the causes of acute visual loss. Among the topics that will be discussed are:

  • What to ask on history, and signs to look for on exam
  • Corneal causes such as Hyphema
  • Vitreous hemorrhage
  • Retinal vein and artery occlusions
  • Optic Neuritis
  • ...and more

Course Video Preview

Quick Question

Which is associated with painful acute visual loss?

  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinal artery occlusion
  • Angle closure glaucoma
  • Cataract

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