Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the Eye Course # 40081

Instructor:

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Section:

Systemic Disease

COPE Course ID:

58669-SD

Expiration Date:

July 17, 2021

Qualified Credits:

1.00 credits - $39.00


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will cover the ocular and visual consequences of the common connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), including diagnostic criteria, effects on the ocular adnexa, anterior and posterior segments, refractive error, and binocular vision. Updated for 2018.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Be aware of secondary autoimmune diseases caused by EDS
  • Diagnose and treat visual snow secondary to reduced ophthalmic arterial perfusion and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) in EDS
  • Diagnose diplopia and divergence insufficiency from CN VI palsy in EDS
  • Diagnose and treat exposure keratoconjunctivitis from lagophthalmos and mast cell destabilization in EDS
  • Diagnose and treat idiopathic intracranial hypertension and optic nerve swelling in EDS
  • Diagnose and co-manage direct and indirect carotid-cavernous fistula in EDS

STEPS TO TAKE COURSE:

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Upon completion and payment you will be issued a certificate.
Please send any questions or comments to kundart@pacificu.edu.

Carotid-Cavernous Fistula. Image source: http://imagebank.asrs.org/file/8032/carotid-cavernous-fistula