By Damian Luviano, MD FACS; Barbara Yates, MD
    AAO 2015
    Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology/Orbit

    In this interview from AAO 2015, Dr. Barbara Yates discusses the signs you can’t afford to miss when a patient presents with vague complaints of headache. Vision loss isn’t the only symptom of giant cell arteritis (GCA). She reviews the key symptoms indicative of a possible GCA diagnosis. Steroids should be prescribed in all GCA suspects, even if there is no vision loss. For more information, Dr. Yates recommends listening to a recent podcast on the ONE Network, in which Drs. Alfredo Sadun and Bradley Katz review the current diagnostic and treatment paradigms for GCA, and the potential of steroid-sparing therapy. Additionally, a recent article on the OMIC website offers an analysis of recent GCA claims, and discusses the difficulty in defending against GCA claims.