Diagnostics Grand Rounds
Diagnostics Grand Rounds brings clinicians with unmet needs to the Wyss Institute. The goal of these sessions is to inform technology developers about important clinical problems that can help them direct their technology development efforts. Presenters are asked to identify diagnostic needs that will have an impact on the quality of care they deliver.
The field of neuro-ophthalmology includes a diverse set of neurologic, ophthalmic, and systemic disorders affecting the optic nerve, central visual pathways, or neural control of eye movements. Neuro-ophthalmologists rely on a detailed neurologic and ophthalmic examination combined with careful evaluation of the patient’s history to establish likely and alternative diagnoses. Directed ancillary testing, including ophthalmic imaging, neuroimaging, laboratory evaluation, electrophysiology, pathologic evaluation of biopsy specimens, or even genetic testing may then support or confirm the diagnosis. The most challenging cases often require a multidisciplinary approach. In this talk, Dr. Mallery will discuss diagnostic challenges and needs in common neuro-ophthalmic syndromes.