John Cropsey

Ophthalmologist and Team Leader, Kibuye, Burundi, East Africa

All Alone in the Jungle, Just you and your Flashlight: Eyeballs 101

Breakout Session
Main Building ED 214/215
P, AAFP, PA, NP, N, D (1 hour)

Let’s be honest, the eye is scary, delicate and complicated. Most of us don’t want anything to do with it. Too bad! As a medical missionary, chances are you will be forced to sooner or later. No worries! We will simplify the anatomy, examination, diagnosis and treatment for the most common scenarios so that even you can care for eyeballs while preserving the patient’s sight and a bit of your dignity.

Objectives

Describe basic eye anatomy.
Perform a descent eye exam with only your fingers and a flashlight.
Triage what you can take care of, what needs further consultation and what needs urgent referral.
Obtain a basic understanding of the eye and lingo needed to communicate well via email with a consultant eye specialist in order to maximize their aid from afar.