Functional visual loss
Most doctors find patients with a functional or non-organic disease hard to deal with. This is largely determined by the uncertainty of the physician in dealing with these patients. This workshop will explain the epidemiology and symptoms of functional visual loss in ophthalmology. The diagnosis is not only based on the exclusion of organic abnormalities but one should also be aware of positive signs or inconsistency in symptoms. One of the most challenging parts in the care for these patients is the explanation of the nature of the symptoms in your consulting room. A systematic approach of these patients can be very helpful. In this workshop the dos and don’ts in confronting the patient with the diagnosis will be explained
Dr. J.W.R. Pott is an ophthalmologist working at the University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands. He completed his ophthalmology training in the Rotterdam Eye Hospital. Afterwards he did an observer fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in Indianapolis. In his current position he is involved in neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus and electrophysiology. He is also the manager of the residency-training programme in Groningen since 2014.