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Pediatric Ophthalmology: Nystagmus In Infancy and Childhood

Aired on 11.13.2013
Pediatric Ophthalmology: Nystagmus In Infancy and Childhood

Join our symposia directors Richard HertleLouis Dell’Osso and Todd Ponsky for this live video broadcast and global discussion covering a wide range of topics related to the classification, diagnosis techniques and medical and surgical management of nystagmus in infancy and childhood. This innovative virtual symposium will feature distinguished faculty from around the world address nystagmus in the form case presentations and interactive panel discussions with live text chat and phone-in question/answer throughout.  With our shows, you become part of the discussion.


This live virtual symposium is jointly sponsored by Akron Children’s Hospital and GlobalCastMD. The topics will cover the classification, diagnosis techniques and medical and surgical management of nystagmus in the infant and pediatric patient and controversies surrounding such treatments.  As with all of our courses, this will be virtual and include dynamic topics and debates from key opinion leaders worldwide.

Directors & Faculty


Louis F. Dell'Osso

Director Emeritus, Daroff-Dell'Osso Ocular Motility Laboratory, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Professor Emeritus of Neurology, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Cleveland, Ohio.

Richard Hertle, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology Vision Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio.

Todd Ponsky, MD

Todd Ponsky is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and a pediatric surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Akron Children’s Hospital. He is the Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999,Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007,and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008. Dr. Ponsky was the first to perform and report single port surgery in children and modernized the methods of the laparoscopic pediatric hernia repair. He has published over 125 manuscripts, edited 3 textbooks, and authored over 30 book chapters. He has directed over 50 national/international courses and has given over 200 visiting lectureships. He is the Associate Editor for The Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and serves on three editorial boards. He is the immediate past president of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) and holds, or has held, leadership positions in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the International Society for Pediatric Innovation (iSPI). He has won numerous faculty teaching awards. He is involved in both outcomes and animal research with a focus on inguinal hernia physiology, surgical telementoring, endoscopic repair techniques for pure esophageal atresia, and innovations in education. He founded GlobalcastMD and Stay Current in Surgery, both of which serve to democratize and internationalize medical knowledge and modernize the way we teach and learn surgery.

Additional Faculty

David Granet

Anne Ratner Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Director of the UCSD/Ratner Children’s Eye Center & Divisions of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Eye Alignment Disorders for the University of California, San Diego; Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at UCSD. Dr. Granet also hosts the award winning "Health Matters" television series. LaJolla, CA.

Lionel Kowal

Director of the Ocular Motility Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne Deparmtent of Ophthalmology.

Paolo Nucci

Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Milan, Director of the San Giuseppe Eye Clinic.

Frank Proudlock, MD

Lecturer in Ophthalmology, University of Leicester. Ophthalmology Group, Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Avery Weiss, MD

Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Seattle Childrens Hospital and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Seattle, WA

Dongsheng Yang, MD, PhD

Staff Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology at Akron Children's Hospital. Akron, Ohio.

shashikant shetty

Consultant in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Department, Aravind Eye Hospital. Dr. Shetty has publications in national and international journals. Invited as a guest speaker in multiple national and international forums. Currently a memebr of all India Ophthalmological Societies and UK Nystagmus Network. Madurai, India.


8:00 am - 8:05 am
8:05 am - 8:25 am
Clinical Presentation
8:25 am - 8:45 am
8:45 am - 9:05 am
Associated Ocular/Systemic Conditions
9:05 am - 9:25 am
Medical Treatment Options
9:25 am - 9:45 am
Optical Treatment Options
9:45 am - 10:05 am
Surgical Options
10:05 am - 10:15 am
Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
Case 1
10:15 am - 10:25 am
Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
Case 2
10:25 am - 10:35 am
Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
Case 3
10:35 am - 10:45 am
Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
Case 4
10:45 am - 10:55 am
Panel Discussion & Case Presentations
Case 5
10:55 am - 11:00 am
Closing Remarks

Topics Covered

Nystagmus in Infancy and Childhood

  • Classification
  • Diagnosis Techniques
  • Medical Treatments
  • Surgical Treatments


1. Classify type of nystagmus in infants and children using the more modern Classification of Eye Movement Abnormalities and Strabismus classification.

2. Describe the relevance and applications of electro-diagnostic techniques for evaluation of nystagmus in infants and children.

3. Recognize the non surgical treatment options and approach to treatment.

4. Identify indications and options for surgical management of nystagmus in infants and children.

Disclosures and Accreditation Statement

This event although previously provided CME, is now available free of charge without CME.