Selected Disorders of the Eye

  • Linda J. Vorvick
  • Deborah L. Lam
Living reference work entry


Presenting complaints of eye disorders need to be quickly divided into complaints that are serious and require an emergent or urgent examination and treatment. Urgent symptoms include recent visual loss, double vision, pain, floaters, flashes, and photophobia. Less serious symptoms, which can be evaluated less urgently, include vague ocular discomfort, tearing, mucous discharge, burning, or eyelid symptoms.


Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Detachment Optic Nerve Head Diabetic Macular Edema Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Washington, MEDEX NorthwestSeattleUSA
  2. 2.UW Medicine, Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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