Ophthalmic Emergencies for the Clinician.

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Ophthalmic Emergencies for the Clinician.

Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 May;95(5):1050-1058

Authors: Shah SM, Khanna CL

Abstract
Primary care physicians are at the forefront of patient care and often are the first clinicians to triage and diagnose any eye-related complaints. They must be able to quickly identify vision-threatening pathologies, as delay in treatment of an ocular emergency can result in permanent vision loss. This concise review describes the definition, presentation, examination, and management of various ophthalmic emergencies including blunt ocular trauma, chemical ocular injury, orbital cellulitis, endophthalmitis, acute angle closure glaucoma, optic neuritis, giant cell arteritis, central retinal artery occlusion, retinal detachment, and homonymous hemianopia in a succinct manner.

PMID: 32370836 [PubMed - in process]

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