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The Patient with Double Vision course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

This session will provide a core knowledge of the assessment, differential diagnosis and management of a patient presenting in primary care with diplopia (double vision) and demonstrate how to identify potentially serious cases which need urgent referral.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in May 2021.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • describe the different types of diplopia
  • outline the most common causes of diplopia in adults and make a diagnosis based on the history and clinical findings
  • explain the significance of diplopia in a child
  • identify the best place to refer to and the urgency of referral, for each diplopia condition
  • explain the DVLA regulations in relation to diplopia.

Diplopia can be a very worrying symptom for both the patient and the GP. It is important to be able to identify when diplopia is being caused by a serious underlying medical problem, and to refer promptly if necessary.


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Instructors / Speakers
Alessandra Dale,
General Practitioner. Surrey.

Alessandra Dale graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2003 and became a qualified General Practitioner and Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2008. At present she works as a GP based in Surrey.

Her special interests include women’s health, cancer and end of life care.

Delivery
Title
The Patient with Double Vision course for GPs
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Location
Online
Reference
3.16_09
Access Duration (in months)
12
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