Eye/Vision Disorders

Nov 15, 2014 Issue
Uveitis: The Collaborative Diagnostic Evaluation [Article]

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.

Oct 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for Glaucoma: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

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.

Oct 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for Glaucoma [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 55-year-old black woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. Her medical history is significant for hypertension, which is well controlled with medication. She mentions that her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma a few years ago and is currently undergoing treatment. She r...

Oct 15, 2013 Issue
Painless Red Eye [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Oct 15, 2013 Issue
Common Eye Emergencies [Article]

Ocular emergencies such as retinal detachments, mechanical globe injuries, and chemical injuries can cause permanent vision loss if they are not recognized and treated promptly. Family physicians should be familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with each condition, and be able to perform a ...

Aug 15, 2013 Issue
Childhood Eye Examination [Article]

Vision screening in children is an ongoing process, with components that should occur at each well-child visit. The purpose is to detect risk factors and visual abnormalities that necessitate treatment and to identify those patients who require referral to an ophthalmologist skilled in examining chi...

Mar 1, 2013 Issue
Identification and Treatment of Amblyopia [Article]

Amblyopia is the leading cause of vision loss in children. It is treatable if diagnosed early, making identification of affected children critical. The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that clinicians routinely perform a...

Jan 15, 2013 Issue
Evaluation and Management of Corneal Abrasions [Article]

Corneal abrasions are commonly encountered in primary care. Patients typically present with a history of trauma and symptoms of foreign body sensation, tearing, and sensitivity to light. History and physical examination should exclude serious causes of eye pain, including penetrating injury, infecti...

Jan 15, 2012 Issue
Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns for the prevention of gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.

Jan 15, 2012 Issue
Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: You are called to an emergent but uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery at 38 weeks' gestation. The mother is 19 years of age, with a history of heroin use and multiple sex partners. She has not received medical care for the past few years.

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