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BrainWaves #121 Pain in the eye

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: September 27, 2018

When is eye pain an ophthalmological issue, and when is it a neurologic issue? This week, neuro-ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist Dr. Ahmara Ross simplifies ocular pain for the day-to-day neurologist.

Produced by James E Siegler and Ahmara Ross. Music by Yan Terrien, Unheard Music Concepts, Steve Combs, and Scott Holmes. Sound effects by Mike Koenig, Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @BrainWave saudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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