Eye/Vision Disorders

Jan 1, 2010 Issue
Retinal Changes and Visual Impairment [Photo Quiz]

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

Dec 1, 2009 Issue
Preoperative Testing for Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Routine preoperative testing before cataract surgery does not reduce intraoperative or postoperative complications.

Jun 15, 2009 Issue
Floppy Iris Syndrome: Why BPH Treatment Can Complicate Cataract Surgery [Editorials]

Jun 1, 2009 Issue
Vision Loss in Older Persons [Article]

Family physicians have an essential role in assessing, identifying, treating, and preventing or delaying vision loss in the aging population. Approximately one in 28 U.S. adults older than 40 years is visually impaired. Vision loss is associated with depression, social isolation, falls, and medicati...

Oct 15, 2008 Issue
Convoluted Vessels in the Eye [Photo Quiz]

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

May 15, 2008 Issue
The Visually Impaired Patient [Article]

Blindness or low vision affects more than 3 million Americans 40 years and older, and this number is projected to reach 5.5 million by 2020. In addition to treating a patient's vision loss and comorbid medical issues, physicians must be aware of the physical limitations and social issues associated ...

Dec 15, 2007 Issue
Differential Diagnosis of the Swollen Red Eyelid [Article]

The differential diagnosis of eyelid erythema and edema is broad, ranging from benign, self-limiting dermatoses to malignant tumors and vision-threatening infections. A definitive diagnosis usually can be made on physical examination of the eyelid and a careful evaluation of symptoms and exposures.

Sep 15, 2007 Issue
Ocular Emergencies [Article]

Prompt recognition and appropriate treatment of ocular emergencies are essential in the primary care setting when the outcome may depend on timely management. All ocular emergencies, including a penetrating globe injury, retinal detachment, central retinal artery occlusion, acute angle-closure glauc...

Apr 1, 2007 Issue
Work-Related Eye Injuries and Illnesses [Article]

More than 65,000 work-related eye injuries and illnesses, causing significant morbidity and disability, are reported in the United States annually. A well-equipped eye tray includes fluorescein dye, materials for irrigation and foreign body removal, a short-acting mydriatic agent, and topical anesth...

Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Amblyopia [Article]

Amblyopia, a decrease in visual acuity, is a major public health problem with a prevalence of 1 to 4 percent in the United States. It is thought to develop early in life during the critical period of visual development. Early recognition of amblyogenic risk factors such as strabismus, refractive err...

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