Don’t get fooled again: Case-based discussion of visual dysfunctions and underlying pathology

9-30-2020 @ 8PM EST


Summary of presentation:

Introduction and discussion of cases that initially were referred for or presented with signs or symptoms of a functional vision disorder. Each case unfolded to reveal underlying pathology either responsible for or existed in coincidence with a functional diagnosis. Cases will explore specific data/tests, turning points during the exam or management process, and clinical outcomes of treatment.


Sarah Sweeney Dohrman is a native of West Virginia who studied Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University before graduating with honors from Southern College of Optometry in 2011. She completed a primary care and vision therapy residency under Dr. John Abbondanza in Southborough, MA in 2012. It was during her residency she developed interest in and gained experience working with special populations, including patients with a variety of functional vision disorders, brain injury, special needs, and vision-related learning problems. She gained status as a COVD Fellow in 2014 and has co-authored chapters in vision development and lens therapy texts. After seeing patients in private practice settings around the St. Louis area, she joined the faculty at UMSL College of Optometry in 2018, where she enjoys seeing patients in the Pediatric and Vision Therapy clinics, as well as participates as a lab and didactic instructor in clinical optometry/theory and methods and problem-based learning courses. She currently resides outside St. Louis with her husband and two children.


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