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Common eye emergencies include central retinal artery occlusions, chemical injuries, mechanical globe injuries, and retinal detachments. Family physicians should be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of each condition and be able to perform a basic eye examination to evaluate the patient.
A woman presented with redness and pain in her right eye that was achy and associated with watery discharge but no visual changes.
Amblyopia is the leading cause of monocular vision loss in children. Early recognition and treatment are important. Find out how to screen children for amblyopia based on age, which children should be referred to an ophthalmologist, and which treatments are the most effective.
Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.
Studies have shown that lifitegrast will reduce the symptoms of dry eye disease in some patients, although the benefit is borderline clinically significant. It is much more expensive than over-the-counter ointments, artificial tears, and lubricant eye drops.
A seven-year-old girl presented with an asymmetric, hyperpigmented lesion that was isolated to the iris of her left eye.
A woman presented with a small, asymptomatic corneal growth on the left eye.
Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Vision Screening in Children Aged 6 Months to 5 Years: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends vision screening at least once in all children aged 3 to 5 years to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.