- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.25 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
Part-1: our group has investigated the various changes after anterior ischemic optic neuropathy in a murine photochemical thrombosis model. In addition to traditional histologic morphometric measures, we have utilized non-invasive imaging techniques such as spectral-domain OCT and confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging to study the living optic nerve head and axons. I will present our findings regarding studies on anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.
Part-2: Degeneration of the visual pathway has been shown in animal studies, although trans-synaptic degeneration is controversial in humans. I will present data on evidence of long- distance visual pathway degeneration using optical coherence tomography and magnetic resonance imaging analysis.
- Community eye care professionals
- Full time faculty
- Fellow ophthalmologists
- Ophthalmic photographers
At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:
1. Understand the changes to the optic nerve and retinal ganglion cells in anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and animal models.
2. Learn retinal imaging and magnetic resonance imaging techniques used to study optic neuropathy
3. Appreciate the timing and changes that occur in the visual pathways following anterior and posterior visual pathway lesions