Ophthalmic Emergencies for the Clinician

Saumya M. Shah, Cheryl L. Khanna

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Primary care physicians are at the forefront of patient care and often are the first clinicians to triage and diagnose any eye-related complaints. They must be able to quickly identify vision-threatening pathologies, as delay in treatment of an ocular emergency can result in permanent vision loss. This concise review describes the definition, presentation, examination, and management of various ophthalmic emergencies including blunt ocular trauma, chemical ocular injury, orbital cellulitis, endophthalmitis, acute angle closure glaucoma, optic neuritis, giant cell arteritis, central retinal artery occlusion, retinal detachment, and homonymous hemianopia in a succinct manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1050-1058
Number of pages9
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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