Acute Ophthalmic Complaints: From the Routine to the Vision Threatening

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What will not be covered:

  • Chronic primary ophthalmic conditions
  • Ophthalmic manifestations of chronic systemic diseases
  • Neuro-ophthalmology (defects in central visual processing pathways)

Key History Points:

  • Unilateral or bilateral eye involvement
  • Duration of symptoms
  • First presentation or recurrent
  • Type and amount of discharge (if any)
  • Visual changes
  • Severity of pain
  • Photophobia
  • Previous treatment
  • Hx of allergies or systemic diseases
  • Use of contact lenses
  • Presentation; 49:29