Neuro-plastics fellowship

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Originally posted by Fermata
What exactly would someone who graduates with this fellowship actually do?

Neuro-ophthalmology with surgical treatment for:

advanced pseudotumor cerebri -> optic nerve sheath fenestrations

Graves optic neuropathy -> orbit decompressions

Ptosis, ectropion, entropion, lid pathology -> eye lid surgery
 

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Originally posted by Andrew_Doan
Neuro-ophthalmology with surgical treatment for:

advanced pseudotumor cerebri -> optic nerve sheath fenestrations

Graves optic neuropathy -> orbit decompressions

Ptosis, ectropion, entropion, lid pathology -> eye lid surgery

Exactly how common is the above among the general population?
 

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Originally posted by Fermata
Exactly how common is the above among the general population?

Graves is the most common cause of proptosis or double vision in the adult population. Pseudotumor cerebri is common and often seen in overweight women. Ptosis and lid problems are the bread & butter of oculoplastics.

At Kresge, they are performing 15-20 surgeries a week.

In the neuro-op clinic at Iowa, in one week we can see 10-15 pseudotumor patients, 15-20 Graves patients, and 10-20 patients with lid problems.

Specific incidences (from emedicine.com):

Thyroid Eye Disease - 16 cases per 100,000 women and 2.9 cases per 100,000 men.

http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic237.htm


Pseudotumor - Studies of American-based populations have estimated that the incidence of pseudotumor cerebri ranges from 0.9-1.0 per 100,000 in the general population. This incidence rate increases to 1.6-3.5 per 100,000 in women, and 7.9-19 per 100,000 in women who are overweight.

http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic190.htm

Lid Problems are very common and can be due to numerous diseases:

http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic201.htm
http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic211.htm
http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic212.htm
http://www.emedicine.com/ent/topic85.htm
 

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well you could do 2 one year fellowships. Aren't some ocuplastic fellowships 2 years now?
 

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Originally posted by Goober
well you could do 2 one year fellowships. Aren't some ocuplastic fellowships 2 years now?

I don't want to do reconstructive plastics.

I'm only interested in plastics relating to neuro-ophthalmology. Why do two years when I can do it in one?! ;)
 

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thanks for the info on these combination fellowships. Is the military willing to pay for people to do this program?
 

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Sfmatch news section says Ohio State has a combined neuro plastics
 

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Dr. Cockerham who is the director of oculoplastics, orbit, and neuro-ophthalmology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg, PA has/had a fellowship that is about 1/3 plastics, 1/3 orbital disease, and 1/3 neuro-ophth. I don't remember if it is a one or two year gig. You could contact her for more info if interested.
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Originally posted by OphthoBean
Dr. Cockerham who is the director of oculoplastics, orbit, and neuro-ophthalmology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg, PA has/had a fellowship that is about 1/3 plastics, 1/3 orbital disease, and 1/3 neuro-ophth. I don't remember if it is a one or two year gig. You could contact her for more info if interested.
practice website

Thanks! I'll look into it. ;)
 
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