Workshop 27

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Difficult Non-Strabismus Problems in Pediatric Ophthalmology

Laura B. Enyedi, MD; Sharon F. Freedman, MD; Phoebe Lenhart, MD; Steve Rosenberg, MD; Saurabh Jain, MD
Duke University
Durham, NC

Purpose/Relevance: This workshop will discuss pediatric ophthalmology cases with a diagnosis other than strabismus in which the diagnosis, findings, and / or treatment pose a clinical dilemma to even an experienced pediatric ophthalmologist. These cases may include rare diagnoses or more common diagnoses with unusual presentations and / or atypical courses. Discussion will include the experiences with similar cases of a panel of seasoned pediatric ophthalmologists, as well as audience participants, and consideration of alternative evaluation and treatment plans.

Target Audience: Pediatric ophthalmologists , orthoptists, vision scientists and trainees

Current Practice: Pediatric ophthalmologists are presented with a challenging variety of cases which they may manage themselves or elect to refer other pediatric ophthalmologists or subspecialists with more extensive experience. Consultation with colleagues and review of the literature can provide insights into best practices.

Best Practice: If the diagnosis and / or treatment plan for a particular patient is in doubt, consultation with colleagues can be very helpful to provide patients with the best potential for good outcomes. Group presentation of cases in some instances is helpful, particularly with very rare pediatric opthalmology problems. Advanced practitioners and audience members may have valuable insights that can assist in patient care.

Expected Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop the audience and the panel will have shared their experiences and strategies for the diagnosis and management of a few challenging non-strabismus pediatric ophtalmology cases. The practitioner in the audience is expected to gain new insights into the clinical reasoning behind each diagnosis and the purpose of any intervention.|

Format: Each panelist will present one case and invite the other panelists to discuss their approaches to diagnosis and treatment. The audience will participate by asking questions or providing personal insights.

Summary: Case-based learning experience involving several challenging pediatric ophthalmology non-strabismus cases

References: None

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