This week, we talk about the pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus sub-specialty for the medical student learner with Dr. Angeline Nguyen from the University of Southern California.
After listening to this episode, medical students should be able to:
Acquire a general understanding of the breadth of practice for the pediatric ophthalmology subspecialty
Describe the pathophysiology of retinopathy of prematurity and when to screen newborns
Describe the difference between amblyopia and strabismus and related treatment options
3:08 What is the connection between strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology?
4:30 Favorite aspects of pediatric ophthalmology and dispelling misconceptions
8:18 Most common reasons for patients to see a pediatric ophthalmologist
9:34 General advice and practical tips for a medical student rotating on pediatric ophthalmology
13:12 Retinopathy of prematurity introduction
17:00 The ROP exam
19:43 Treatment options for ROP
20:18 When to screen (30 weeks 1500 grams)
21:18 Amblyopia & Strabismus
25:42 Breaking down some of the jargon around gaze deviations
29:22 Clarifying misconceptions on tropias and phorias
30:50 Key parts of history for strabismus
31:38 The impact of verbal staging on examination
34:30 When to treat to prevent amblyopia
35:14 Surgical treatment options for strabismus
36:17 Botox for strabismus
38:20 The pediatric ophthalmology OR as a medical student
39:22 Final takeaways
40:30 Plug for Dr. Sudha Nallasamy at CHLA’s upcoming work
Tim Root Website - https://timroot.com/
AAO simulators - https://www.aao.org/interactive
Botox in strabismus - https://eyewiki.aao.org/Botulinum_Toxin_Use_In_Strabismus
Sticker chart for kids - https://ortopadusa.com/product-category/shop/reward-posters/
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