SCOPA 2022: All things abnormal pupil

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Brad Sutton, OD, FAAO, FORS, shares highlights from his SCOPA 2022 presentation, "Taking the mystery out of abnormal pupils."

Brad Sutton, OD, FAAO, FORS, clinical professor at Indiana University School of Optometry, and service chief of the Indianapolis Eye Care Center speaks with Optometry Times® editor Kassi Jackson, sharing highlights from his presentation, "Taking the mystery out of abnormal pupils," which he presented during this year's South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association's (SCOPA) annual meeting in Hilton Head.

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity:

Brad Sutton, OD, FAAO, FORS:

This talk really focuses on all things abnormal pupil. So, abnormal pupils are kind of intimidating to practitioners because a lot of times there's pretty sinister reasons that someone has an abnormal people.

[The presentation goes] through a little bit of the pupil, pupillary pathways, the sympathetic and parasympathetic pathway that control of pupillary function, and then [I] talk about syndromes and involve pupil abnormalities, pharmacology of different drugs, and plants, and things that can get in the eye that can change the pupil.

And so we kind of cover a lot of different things that can involve a change in the pupil and in ways to help practitioners quickly determine which pupil is the abnormal pupil, and how to better classify what the underlying pathology is.