Interpreting Central Nystagmus – A Clinical Approach (O.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs)
Interpreting Central Nystagmus – A Clinical Approach
December 17, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern Time
Presenter: Devin McCaslin, PhD
CEUs: 0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CUEs
Duration: 1 hour
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Knowledge
Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web Seminar will be able to:
- describe the central vestibular structures that are associated with nystagmus of a central origin.
- identify nystagmus associated with impairments in the various cerebellar centers.
- describe the treatments that are often recommended for ocular motor disorders.
Description: Audiologists engaged in the assessment of the vestibular system must be capable of characterizing the different forms of peripheral and central nystagmus. An accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for patients is often based on the results of the interpretation of the vestibular laboratory testing. This course will discuss the terminology and etiology of the different types of nystagmus that have a central origin. Also discussed will be the axes or planes and direction of eye movements associated with central nystagmus patterns. Finally, the talk will review how to classify nystagmus and how to distinguish the different central forms.
Devin McCaslin is the Director of the Vestibular and Balance Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He has authored and coauthored publications that cover the areas of tinnitus, dizziness, auditory function, and outcome measures development. He is also the author of the textbook VNG/ENG (Plural). Dr. McCaslin’s major academic, clinical and research interests relate to clinical electrophysiology, tinnitus and vestibular assessment and management. He is currently a co-principal investigator on a National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders funded grant investigating the high frequency aspects of vestibular function. Dr. McCaslin has served on the American Balance Society Board of Directors, American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors, and is the past president of the American Balance Society. He currently serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, sits on the American Auditory Society Board of Directors.
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