ENT for the OD: The eyes' neighbors are the sinuses

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Richard Castillo, OD, DO, consulting ophthalmologist for Northeastern State University's School of Optometry, professor and assistant dean for surgical training and education, as he shares about his presentation, "ENT for the OD: Neurooptometric Manifestations of Paranasal Sinus Disease."

Richard Castillo, OD, DO, consulting ophthalmologist for Northeastern State University's School of Optometry, professor and assistant dean for surgical training and education, speaks with Optometry Times®' Kassi Jackson about his presentation, "ENT for the OD: Neurooptometric Manifestations of Paranasal Sinus Diseasem," which he is presenting during the 2022 AOA annual meeting in Chicago.

"The eye and the orbit is surrounded by the perinatal sinuses," Castillo said. "So the eyes' neighbours is the sinuses. [And] sinus disease can affect the eye and vision, and patients frequently present with sinus-related complaints that, you know, may be mimicking ocular pathology."

Key takeaways:

This is part of primary eye care.

"The eye is not an organ isolated, it's not an island all to itself; it is integrated with the rest of the body." Richard Castillo, OD, DO.