Duke Eye Stroke CME

Duke Eye Stroke CME

Join us for an upcoming Duke Ophthalmology Virtual Education Series event highlighting this new innovative clinic.

Monday, October 18, 2021
6:30-7:30 p.m.

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The Forgotten Stroke

People who suffer from sudden vision loss caused by retinal artery occlusion or eye stroke should be treated with the same urgency as those who suffer a stroke affecting the brain. While considered a rare stroke (under 1% of all strokes), eye stroke causes permanent vision loss and devastating quality of life challenges. About one-third of those who have an eye stroke also have a brain stroke at the same time and remain at elevated risk for another stroke in the future. A new multidisciplinary clinic at Duke plans to provide more seamless treatment for those who have suffered eye strokes. A collaboration between Duke Neuro-ophthalmology Division Chief, Chantal Boisvert, OD, MD, and Duke neurologist Brian Mac Grory, MB BCh BAO, MRCP (UK), the clinic will be the only one of its kind in the country. 

 

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