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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Jun 14, 2018

As a pupil of neurology and medicine, I feel like it is my responsibility to cover this topic at least once on the podcast. This topic came to me in a vision. But not one of phosphenes or impaired stereopsis--both of which we'll cover today. This week, we're discussing inflammation of the optic nerve, from the historical aspects to current concepts. And while you're listening, there's no need to lash out at my puns. You can stop rolling your eyes now.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Lee Rosevere, Kevin McLeod, Steve Combs, and Unheard Music Concepts. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making.


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