JUL 13, 2023
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology/Orbit
0.5 General AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Drs. Anita Kohli and Imran Jivraj discuss the evaluation and management of patients with functional vision loss, also known as nonorganic or nonphysiologic visual loss, a phenomenon in which exam findings do not support an underlying organic etiology. Drs. Kohli and Jivraj offer pearls for how to handle both adult and pediatric patients.
Functional vision loss can be challenging to identify and manage, and it's important to diagnose correctly as multiple studies have shown that there can be an association between functional vision loss and psychosocial stressors or other psychiatric diagnoses, especially among children.
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Release: July 13, 2023; expires July 13, 2026
Planner/Faculty: Dr. Redfern reports no relevant financial disclosures.
Faculty: Drs. Kohli and Jivraj report no relevant financial disclosures.
Review Panel: Dr. Mazeyar Saboori receives consulting and lecture fees from Aerie Pharmaceuticals. The following reviewers report no financial disclosures: Jeffrey D. Henderer, MD; Danah Albreiki, MBBS; Ashiyani Nariani, MD, MPH; Annie Moreau, MD; and Allison Umfress, MD.
Learning Objective: Upon completion of this episode, the listener should be able to describe how to evaluate and manage patients suspected of functional vision loss.
Audience: This activity is intended for comprehensive ophthalmologists.
Accreditation: The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hardware/Software Requirements: This learning activity requires a current web browser and speaker or headset capable of playing streaming audio.