Pupillary Perils for the Care Practitioner with Dr. Emily Aslakson

Pupillary Perils for the Care Practitioner with Dr. Emily Aslakson

Course Description

Pupil testing is a good, objective measure of neurological function and important tool in any eye care provider’s toolkit. While there are only a handful of pupillary disorders, there are a number of etiologies that can produce them ranging from benign findings to life-threatening emergencies.

Pupillary Perils for the Care Practitioner with Dr. Emily Aslakson

Instructor Bio

Dr. Emily Aslakson is an Assistant Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Alma College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and Theatre. She received her Doctorate in Optometry degree from Indiana University, where she graduated with honors in 2015. While at Indiana University, Dr. Aslakson was the recipient of the Andrya Lowther Scholarship Award for service and humanitarianism to the community. She completed a residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision at the Michigan College of Optometry in 2016.

Dr. Emily Aslakson

Courses Details

Course Duration

30 Days

Continuing Education Credits

02 hours

Course Price

$40

Course Description

Pupil testing is a good, objective measure of neurological function and important tool in any eye care provider’s toolkit. While there are only a handful of pupillary disorders, there are a number of etiologies that can produce them ranging from benign findings to life-threatening emergencies. This lecture will provide a short review of neuroanatomical pupil pathways, an overview of pupil testing methods, and discuss differential diagnoses of pupillary abnormalities.

Bio

Dr. Emily Aslakson is an Assistant Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Alma College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and Theatre. She received her Doctorate in Optometry degree from Indiana University, where she graduated with honors in 2015. While at Indiana University, Dr. Aslakson was the recipient of the Andrya Lowther Scholarship Award for service and humanitarianism to the community. She completed a residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision at the Michigan College of Optometry in 2016.

Prior to beginning Optometry school, Dr. Aslakson co-taught at a Montessori Elementary School in Michigan for three years, which is what prompted her interest in optometry. Dr. Aslakson brings knowledge of the links between vision, learning and development throughout the lifespan. Her clinical and academic interests include pediatric optometry, vision therapy, vision-related learning disorders, clinical neuro-optometry and neuro-optometric rehabilitation.

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