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Ocular Emergencies

  • Royce W. S. ChenEmail author
  • George A. Cioffi
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Abstract

Two primary categories of ocular emergencies require immediate attention: those that are acute in onset and may rapidly lead to irreversible visual loss without prompt treatment and those that are acute in onset and are associated with high risk of systemic morbidity or mortality. These categories are not mutually exclusive. The following are conditions that should always be considered and never missed by any physician.

Keywords

Ocular emergencies Emergencies in eyes Eye emergencies Ocular trauma Orbital cellulitis Diplopia Acute angle-closure glaucoma Glaucoma Central retinal artery occlusion Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments 

Suggested Reading

  1. Bagheri N, Wajda B, Calvo C, Durrani A, editors. The Wills Eye Manual. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2016.Google Scholar
  2. Webb LA. Manual of Eye Emergencies. Diagnosis and management. 2nd ed. Butterworth-Heinemann; 2004.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Columbia University Irving Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Edward S. Harkness Eye InstituteColumbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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