April 2, 2012 | POSTED BY | Articles, Clinical Optometry
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By: Antonio Chirumbolo SUNY 2013

The class of 2013 has reached the midpoint of 3rd year (when this article was written). As we have spent more time treating patients on our own now, we certainly have begun to improve our skills and knowledge as clinicians. Spending time in primary care clinic, as well as various other clinics like ocular disease, contact lens, pediatrics, vision therapy, and even some experience in the dispensary, has introduced us to such an expansive variety of patients with diverse conditions. This has provided an outside learning opportunity to not only aid in the detection of different types of ocular conditions, but how to properly manage them.

Looking back at the past several months in clinic and talking to fellow colleagues, I was able to compile a list representing a small sample of some of the ocular conditions encountered. From the very common conditions such as dry eye and belpharitis, to more complex and uncommon conditions like retinitis pigmentosa, there is no question that clinic so far has proved to be an extremely gratifying experience as we begin to apply all of that didactic learning clinically to our patients.

Here is a small sample of some of the conditions encountered by 3rd year interns:

Thyroid Eye Disease

Primary Congenital Open Angle Glaucoma

Uveitic Glaucoma

Ocular Migraines

Cerebral Palsy

Retinal Vein Occlusion

Traumatic Optic Neuropathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Keratoconus

Choroidal Nevus

Pie in the Sky Field Defect

Superior Oblique Palsy

Marfan’s Syndrome

Lattice Degeneration

Papilledema

Epiretinal Membrane

Neovascular Glaucoma

Conjunctivitis

Albinism

Anterior Uveitis

Optic Atrophy

Blepharitis

Optic Neuritis and Multiple Sclerosis

Cataracts

Blunt Trauma

Wet AMD

Choroidal Neovascularization

Hypertensive Retinopathy

7th Nerve Palsy

Degenerative Myopia

HIV Retinopathy

Ambylopia

Herpes Simplex Viral Keratitis

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Erythema Multiform

Pseudoexfoliative Glaucoma

3rd Nerve Palsy

Pigmentary Dispersion Syndrome

Normal Tension Glaucoma

Retinal Detachment

Episcleritis

Post LASIK Corneal Ectasia

Full Thickness Macular Holes

What have you seen that has proved to be a very unique learning experience? Tell us in the comments!

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

 

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