Eye/Vision Disorders

Nov 1, 2020 Issue
Eye Emergencies [Article]

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.

Jun 15, 2020 Issue
Red Eye and Aching in the Extremities [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with redness and pain in her right eye that was achy and associated with watery discharge but no visual changes.

Mar 15, 2020 Issue
Conjunctival Lesion in a 10-Year-Old Girl [Photo Quiz]

Dec 15, 2019 Issue
Amblyopia: Detection and Treatment [Article]

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.

Feb 1, 2019 Issue
An Asymmetric Pupil [Photo Quiz]

Jul 15, 2018 Issue
Lifitegrast Ophthalmic Solution 5% (Xiidra) for Dry Eye Disease [STEPS]

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.

Jul 1, 2018 Issue
Asymptomatic Hyperpigmented Iris Lesion [Photo Quiz]

A seven-year-old girl presented with an asymmetric, hyperpigmented lesion that was isolated to the iris of her left eye.

Mar 1, 2018 Issue
A Lesion on the Eye [Photo Quiz]

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.

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