FEB 27, 2014
By Andrew Lee, MD; Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD; Karl C. Golnik, MD
Committee on Aging
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology/Orbit
This podcast series from the Academy's Committee on Aging features leading experts who discuss clinical experiences and the differences in caring for older adults.
In today’s podcast, Dr. Andy Lee leads a discussion on ethambutol toxicity, and why ophthalmologists should be concerned. Based on recent surveys, each year there are more than 100,000 reported new cases of permanent vision loss due to ethambutol optic neuropathy, most of which may have been prevented by careful dosing and monitoring.