Video Demonstrations of Signs, Diseases, and Complex Surgical Procedures in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Sharon F. Freedman, MD; Erick D. Bothun, MD; Mays El-Dairi, MD; Sonal Farzavandi, MD; Maria Rosario Gomez de Liano, MD; David G. Morrison, MD
Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA
Purpose/Relevance: Video demonstration of unusual and complex signs, diseases, and surgical procedures in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
Target Audience: Pediatric Ophthalmologists and Strabismologists, Orthoptists, and Ophthalmologists in training.
Current Practice: Video offers the opportunity to demonstrate signs and complex surgical procedures that are difficult to describe fully in text or with still photographs or diagrams. Some rare conditions and certain surgical approaches are seldom seen outside tertiary referral centers, but are of great interest to all who care for children and those with strabismus.
Best Practice: This workshop allows the attendees to view videos of rare signs and surgical procedures, presented and explained by the ophthalmologist who recorded them first-hand, with discussion by an expert panel and the audience. explanation by the ophthalmologist who recorded it and a discussion with the panelist and the audience.
Expected Outcomes: This workshop is intended to increase the attendee’s level of familiarity with, and confidence in examining, diagnosing, and planning treatment for these unusual clinical scenarios.
Format: Six experienced pediatric ophthalmologists and strabismologists will present and discuss videos of signs, diseases, and surgical procedures. Panelists will discuss the differential diagnosis and potential treatment options. Audience participation is encouraged.
Summary: This workshop will feature high quality video presentations as the primary medium for demonstration of classical or rare signs, diseases, and surgical procedures encountered in the practice of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. The chosen panelists will share cases unknown to the other panelists, and spanning a broad range of conditions and situations. The presenter for each case will be the expert, while the panelists (and audience) will provide interactive and widely representative views concerning the presented case, including those where alternative strategies may be offered.