Today we review five causes of peripheral corneal thinning we should all know, and how to differentiate between them.

Kellogg resident Dr Otana Jakpor takes us through a challenging case of transient monocular vision loss, and possibly exposes host Ben Young as a liar!

This week we run through a challenging pupil emergency with PGY4 resident Nikhil Bommakanti, and learn something new about anisocoria and the art of medicine.


We also mention a great, free and easy to use data visualizing app that Nikhil developed to get a better grasp of how your ACGME surgical case log is progressing:


May 23, 2022

Acquired Astigmatism

We review the causes of acquired astigmatism in this brief episode, oral boards review style.

Amanda and Ben do an oral-board style review of the differential of hyperopic shifts.

We go through four common but tricky neuro-ophthalmology clinical scenarios with Dr. Jonathan Trobe, head of neuro-ophthalmology at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan, who discusses his tips on how to succeed, and common traps he's seen throughout his career.


If you enjoyed this episode, check out Dr Trobe's free open-access medical educational website, Neuro-Ophthalmology at Your Fingertips. There, he has videos, reviews and quizzes to teach you practical, high yield pearls at any level: Fingertips (

April 27, 2022

Acquired Myopic Shifts

This week, Amanda and Ben do an oral boards style focused review of the differential for acquired myopic shifts. 

Amanda and Ben discuss their experience with studying for oral boards, and share their study tips and what they wish they had done differently. Please note that the advice and opinions expressed are our own, and do not in any way represent the ABO. Further, any case examples discussed in this episode are theoretical, and do not represent what Ben or Amanda experienced on their test days.

We review pigment dispersion syndrome, which can cause pigmentary glaucoma, one of the most common secondary open-angle glaucomas.

January 24, 2022

Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma

This week, find out what's so pseudo about pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, one of the most common causes of secondary open-angle glaucoma.

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