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Eye/Vision Disorders

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.


Jul 15, 2011 Issue
Vision Screening for Children One to Five Years of Age: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends vision screening for all children at least once between the ages of three and five years to detect the presence of amblyopia or its risk factors.


Jul 15, 2011 Issue
Vision Screening for Children One to Five Years of Age [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A three-year-old girl presents for routine childhood immunizations and a routine evaluation. She does not have a history of vision screening and has no abnormal vision symptoms.


Jan 15, 2011 Issue
Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults: 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 visual acuity for the improvement of outcomes in older adults.


Jan 15, 2011 Issue
Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A 68-year-old black man presents for a routine checkup and refill of his hypertension medication. He has smoked a pack of cigarettes daily for more than 45 years. He asks if he should be screened for cataracts, which his father developed in his 60s. The patient reports no difficulty with his vision and no problem driving at night.


Sep 15, 2010 Issue
Bacterial Conjunctivitis [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of empiric treatment in adults and children with suspected bacterial conjunctivitis? What are the effects of treatment in adults and children with culture-confirmed bacterial or suspected or clinically confirmed gonococcal conjunctivitis?


Jul 1, 2010 Issue
Pain In the Quiet (Not Red) Eye [Article]

The first step in the evaluation of pain in the quiet, nonred eye is to determine the anatomic origin of the pain and whether it is caused by a vision-threatening condition. The differential diagnosis is extensive and involves ocular, orbital, cranial, neurologic, and vascular areas.


Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Red Eye in Primary Care [Article]

Red eye is the cardinal sign of ocular inflammation. The condition is usually benign and can be managed by primary care physicians. Conjunctivitis is the most common cause of red eye. Other common causes include blepharitis, corneal abrasion, foreign body, subconjunctival hemorrhage, keratitis, irit...


Jan 1, 2010 Issue
LASIK: A Primer for Family Physicians [Article]

Surgical correction of vision is becoming increasingly popular. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most popular method of corneal refractive surgery. LASIK is usually limited to adults who have stable refraction. Contraindications include the use of certain medications, conditions ...


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