Common ophthalmic emergencies

G. D. Khare, R. C. Andrew Symons, D. V. Do

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Ophthalmic emergencies are immediate threats to the visual system that can lead to permanent loss of visual function if left untreated. These emergencies should be detected by physicians and immediately treated and referred to an ophthalmologist if necessary. This article reviews the most common ophthalmic emergency room presentations, the history and physical examination for an ophthalmic emergency, and the diagnosis and management of each condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1776-1784
Number of pages9
JournalInternational journal of clinical practice
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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