Eye/Vision Disorders

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.

May 15, 2017 Issue
Refractive Eye Surgery: Helping Patients Make Informed Decisions About LASIK [Article]

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.

Mar 15, 2017 Issue
Eye Pain in a Contractor Working in Iraq [Photo Quiz]

A contractor in Iraq presents with unilateral eye pain and redness a cloud of dust blew into his face while fixing an old generator

Jun 15, 2016 Issue
Evaluation of the Painful Eye [Article]

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.

Apr 15, 2016 Issue
Glaucoma [Article]

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.

Apr 1, 2016 Issue
Best Approaches to Physical Diagnosis of Acute Red Eye [POEMs]

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...

Jul 15, 2015 Issue
Differential Diagnosis of the Swollen Red Eyelid [Article]

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.

Dec 1, 2014 Issue
Painless Vision Loss [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with gradually decreasing vision in her right eye. Retinal examination revealed intraretinal hemorrhages in the right eye with edema.

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