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Testing for glaucoma

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Rehna Khan MBChB MRCOphth, Kamron Khan MBBChir MA MRCOphth
Foundation Years Journal, volume 2, issue 2, p.98 (123Doc Education, London, February 2008)


A 60-year-old Chinese female attends the emergency department with pain, redness and blurred vision in her right eye. She gives a one day history of coloured haloes around lights, vomiting and frontal headache.

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Rehna Khan MBChB MRCOphth (Corresponding author)

Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology
St James University Hospital NHS Trust
68 Beckett St

Kamron Khan MBBChir MA MRCOphth

Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology
St James University Hospital NHS Trust


1. Terminology and Guidelines for Glaucoma. 2nd Edition, European Glaucoma Society,


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