Red Eye

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.

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.

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, 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...

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...

Jul 1, 2004 Issue
Management of Corneal Abrasions [Article]

Corneal abrasions result from cutting, scratching, or abrading the thin, protective, clear coat of the exposed anterior portion of the ocular epithelium. These injuries cause pain, tearing, photophobia, foreign body sensation, and a gritty feeling. Symptoms can be worsened by exposure to light, blin...

Jul 1, 2004 Issue
Painful Red Eye After Surgery [Photo Quiz]

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

Feb 15, 1998 Issue
Conjunctivitis [Article]

Conjunctivitis refers to any inflammatory condition of the membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the exposed surface of the sclera. It is the most common cause of "red eye". The etiology can usually be determined by a careful history and an ocular examination, but culture is occasionally necess...

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