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Evaluating Eye Complaints

  • Brit Long
  • Alex Koyfman
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Abstract

Patients with ophthalmologic complaints can present with a variety of signs and symptoms including the red eye, pain, trauma, and vision loss. The ophthalmologic history and physical examination can provide the keys to diagnosis. This chapter evaluates the important historical and physical examination maneuvers required in the ophthalmologic evaluation, including ultrasound and the slit lamp examination.

Keywords

Ophthalmology History Examination Slit lamp 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brit Long
    • 1
  • Alex Koyfman
    • 2
  1. 1.San Antonio Military Medical Center, Department of Emergency MedicineSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Emergency MedicineDallasUSA

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