APR 08, 2016
Amblyopia, Delayed Development & Anomalies, Genetic Eye Diseases, Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus
In this interview from AAO 2015, Dr. Constance West provides pearls for examining children. To ensure she doesn’t miss any key symptoms, she will “turn the lights on” in the exam lane, looking at patients’ ears, face, teeth, and skin. In dim lighting it’s easy to miss port-wine stains (Sturge-Weber) and tilted glasses (against-the-rule astigmatism). She also likes to “keep two feet on the ground” as a reminder to provide parents and patients sufficient time to ask questions.