Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the Eye

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the Eye

Course Description

This course will cover the ocular and visual consequences of the common connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), including diagnostic criteria, effects on the ocular adnexa, anterior and posterior segments, refractive error, and binocular vision.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the Eye-Kundart, James 2014

Instructor Bio

Dr. Kundart received his Bachelor of Science in astronomy and astrophysics and Bachelor of Arts in history from the Pennsylvania State University. He matriculated from Pacific University with his doctorate in optometry, with distinction, and a Master’s of Education with emphasis on the relationship of handedness with learning disabilities.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Courses Details

Course Duration

30 Days

Continuing Education Credits

02 hours

Course Price

$30

Course Description

This course will cover the ocular and visual consequences of the common connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), including diagnostic criteria, effects on the ocular adnexa, anterior and posterior segments, refractive error, and binocular vision.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Diagnose and treat exposure keratoconjunctivitis from lagophthalmos and mast cell destabilization in EDS
  • Diagnose diplopia and divergence insufficiency from CN VI palsy in EDS
  • Diagnose and treat visual snow secondary to reduced ophthalmic arterial perfusion and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) in EDS
  • Diagnose and co-manage direct and indirect carotid-cavernous fistula in EDS
  • Diagnose and treat idiopathic intracranial hypertension and optic nerve swelling in EDS
  • Be aware of secondary autoimmune diseases caused by EDS

Bio

Dr. Kundart¬†received his Bachelor of Science in astronomy and astrophysics and Bachelor of Arts in history from the Pennsylvania State University. He matriculated from Pacific University¬†with his doctorate in optometry, with distinction, and a Master’s of Education with emphasis on the relationship of handedness with learning disabilities. He joined the faculty of the College of Optometry in 2005, where he teaches visual perception, ocular motility, nutritional optometry, and pediatric ocular disease.¬† He is currently pursuing a PhD in Vision Science, studying the relationship between the retinal structure and image size difference (aniseikonia).

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