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Four specialists join together to give presentations from the Pediatric Ophthalmology Conference: The World Through a Child's Eye.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define visual evoked potential (VEP)
  • Discuss the use of VEP in reaching a diagnosis
  • Define idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)
  • List conditions or factors associated with IIH
  • Describe the limitations of direct DNA sequencing in a diagnostic setting, so that ordering physicians are able to offer comprehensive testing
  • Improve referrals to pediatric specialists based on differential diagnosis
  • Describe the OCT process and clinical information that can be gathered
  • Discuss advantages of spectral OCT in comparison to time domain OCT

Reading Resources:

  1. Pojda-Wilczek D. Retrospective analysis of pattern VEP results in different ocular and systemic diseases. Klin Oczna. 2010;112(7-9):205-9
  2. Galveia JN, Mendonça AP, Costa JM. Paediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jan 24;2013
  3. Stone EM, Aldave AJ, Drack AV, Maccumber MW, Sheffield VC, Traboulsi E, Weleber. Recommendations for genetic testing of inherited eye diseases: report of the American Academy of Ophthalmology task force on genetic testing. Ophthalmology. 2012 Nov;119(11):2408-10
  4. Stroh E.Taking the family history in genetic disease: a guide for ophthalmologists. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep;22(5):340-6.


Drs. Fu, Mitchell, and Scanga have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Shuman has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Other: Royalties from Carl Zeiss Meditec

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 5/9/2013 | Last Modified On: 5/9/2013 | Expires: 5/9/2014

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