Short Final – Sunset Eyes (AMTC18)

Live from Podcast Row, we continue our AMTC18 series with a brief, “Short Final”. It is no secret that signs and other physical phenomenon are numerous. Sometimes, it is difficult to remember all of these when performing our head-to-toe assessments. In this episode, we take the time to consider one sign in particular; a sign especially common in the pediatric population. Tune in as we discuss sunset eyes phenomenon, when it’s benign, and when it matters. We also touch on Parinaud’s Syndrome and its conjunction with this finding.


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