MD Learning Channel - Ophthalmology
UAB Callahan Eye Hospital is one of only a few facilities in the nation that performs temporary keratoprosthesis (TKP) surgery, which is the most advanced and complex of all eye trauma surgery procedures and the sole option for restoring vision in many cases. In fact, Callahan surgeons pioneered or perfected most of the techniques currently used in TKP surgery, and most of the long-distance or high-profile patient transfers to Callahan are related to its expertise in this procedure. C. Douglas Witherspoon, MD, discusses TKP and walks us through stabilization, surgery, and post-op care.
The Red Eye: What Primary Care Physicians Need to Know
Priscilla Fowler, M.D. Assistant Professor and Director of the Cornea Service in the Department of Ophthalmology at UAB, discusses how easily "red eye" can be misdiagnosed. Through the presentation of several case studies, participants should be able to identify common misnomers of red eye presentations, differentiate red eye from other eye issues, and know when to refer a patient to an ophthalmologist.