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Over the past two decades, a variety of refractive surgery procedures have been developed and marketed as alternatives to glasses or contact lenses. Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis is the most common. Learn how to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with refractive surgery.
A contractor in Iraq presents with unilateral eye pain and redness a cloud of dust blew into his face while fixing an old generator
The evaluation of eye pain includes an assessment of visual acuity and a systematic evaluation of the conjunctiva, eyelids, sclera, cornea, pupil, anterior chamber, and anterior uvea. Learn which findings suggest different causes of eye pain and when to refer.
Jun 1, 2016 Issue
Topical Antihistamines and Mast Cell Stabilizers for Treating Allergic Conjunctivitis [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Topical antihistamines and mast cell stabilizers, either alone or in combination, are safe and effective for reducing the symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis.
Primary open-angle glaucoma and primary angle-closure glaucoma are the two most common types of glaucoma. Risk factors for developing glaucoma include a family history of glaucoma, black race or Hispanic ethnicity, and older age. Family physicians can help reduce a patient’s risk of blindness from glaucoma by inquiring about the regular use of eye drops prescribed to treat the disease and encouraging continued follow-up with their optometrist or ophthalmologist.
Eliciting photophobia via pupillary constriction and the presence of anisocoria (greater than 1 mm) in patients with an acute red eye are the best predictors of serious eye disease (e.g., uveitis, keratitis, corneal abrasion, scleritis) requiring prompt referral. Lack of morning eye matting is a fai...
Review the types of conditions that may present with swollen red eyelid, including superficial skin processes, inflammatory eyelid processes, cellulitis, orbital mass effect, and medication use.
A woman presented with gradually decreasing vision in her right eye. Retinal examination revealed intraretinal hemorrhages in the right eye with edema.
Several systemic disorders are associated with inflammation of the uveal tract. Find out which findings are linked to certain disorders, and which diagnostic studies are recommended.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in adults.