Browsing: Ophthalmology

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Identifying ocular infections and potential severity is a critical challenge in the clinical management of patients in the ED. Ophthalmology cases are important in the education and management of pati
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Warfarin-induced spontaneous subconjunctival hemorrhage has been identified in the literature. Clinical judgment should guide emergent reversal of potentially sight-threatening ophthalmologic hemorrha
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CRAO and BRAO are ocular emergencies mandating rapid diagnosis and management to prevent permanent loss of vision. Treatment options include ocular massage to attempt to relocate a lesion to a more pe
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Managing acute angle closure glaucoma in the ED involves decreasing intraocular pressure caused by excess aqueous humor. Once the diagnosis is made, steps can be initiated to rapidly decrease the pres
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Eye-related emergencies make up close to 2% of all emergency department visits in the United States. Emergency physicians must recognize and manage time-sensitive, vision-threatening diagnoses, and en
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Cyanoacrylate adhesive (superglue) is a common household product that is inadvertently instilled in the eye on rare occasions, with complications including conjunctivitis, corneal abrasion, conjunctiv
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As protests have turned violent in response to the death of George Floyd, riot control agents have gained national attention. Exposures are now commonplace, and it's important for emergency physicians
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The eye is a critical organ in our everyday life. When a patient presents to the ED with an eye emergency, it's crucial to quickly assess whether their vision is at risk - and take action to preserve
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Ocular swelling in children is a common complaint. But that doesn't mean the etiology is always common - or benign.
Floaters: Retinal Detachment, Posterior Vitreous Detachment, or Vitreous Hemorrhage? A 68-year-old female with a history of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia presents to the emergency depart