Common ophthalmic emergencies.


Journal Article (Review)

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Khare, GD; Symons, RCA; Do, DV

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1776 - 1784

PubMed ID

  • 19143862

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19143862

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1742-1241

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2008.01855.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England