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Ocular Emergencies

by Charles Vega, MD
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    The lecture Ocular Emergencies by Charles Vega, MD is from the course Acute Care. It contains the following chapters:

    • Ocular Emergencies
    • Rentinal Detechment
    • Mechanical Globe Injury
    • Chemical Injury
    • Differential Diagnosis of the Red Eye

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    1. A 78-year-old man with a history of bilateral cataract surgery
    2. A 65-year-old woman with a history of bilateral glaucoma
    3. A 40-year-old man with astigmatism and myopia
    4. A 78-year-old man with a bilateral macular degeneration
    5. A 70-year-old woman with a history of unilateral glaucoma
    1. ...has a 25% risk of developing retinal detachment in the contralateral eye
    2. ...is at no increased risk of developing retinal detachment in the contralateral eye
    3. ......has a 50% risk of developing retinal detachment in the contralateral eye
    4. ...has a 95% risk of developing retinal detachment in the contralateral eye
    5. ...has less than 5% risk of developing retinal detachment in the contralateral eye
    1. Alkaline chemical burn
    2. Acid chemical burn
    3. Corneal scratch
    4. Scleral tear
    5. Retinal detachment
    1. Copious ocular irrigation followed by immediate ophthalmology consultation
    2. Copious ocular irrigation followed by topical corticosteroids
    3. Avoid irrigation to avoid possible further mechanical injury to the cornea and apply topical anesthetic
    4. Copious ocular irrigation followed by topical antibiotics
    5. Copious ocular irrigation followed by systemic antibiotics
    1. A 32-year-old machinist who has a half-centimeter superifical conjunctival laceration due to a particle entering the eye
    2. All patients with any eye injury must have an urgent ophthalmology referral
    3. A 68-year-old woman who is experiencing sudden onset floaters and flashing lights in one eye, but has her vision preserved
    4. A 22-year-old with herpetic keratitis
    5. A 40-year-old laboratory technician with a chemical injury to the orbit
    1. Unilateral symptoms
    2. Any degree of purulence from the eye
    3. Swelling of the eyelids
    4. Injection of the conjunctiva with severe ocular pain
    5. Irritation and "gritty sensation" of the eyes
    1. Reassurance that condition is benign and self resolving
    2. Topical antibiotics and referral for urgent consultation with ophthamology
    3. Systemic antibiotics and referral for urgent consultation with ophthamology
    4. Urgent consultation with ophthamology prior to taking any further steps
    5. Topical antibiotics and follow up if no resolution within 1 week

    Author of lecture Ocular Emergencies

     Charles Vega, MD

    Charles Vega, MD


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    By Ca H. on 14. March 2018 for Ocular Emergencies

    Good presenter medical content could be more detailed. I would have appreciated more in-depth talk on anatomy, medications and complications