Clinical Case Database / Category: Case Based Discussion
The acute red eye
Dr Nosheen Khan BMedSc, MBChB, Mr Jai Shankar
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 3, p.42 (123Doc Education, London, March 2013)
The acute red eye is a common ophthalmological presentation both in the Accident & Emergency (A&E) department and in the Ophthalmology outpatientsâ€™ department. It is caused by conditions ranging from the trivial to the sight-threatening. By considering three hypothetical presentations for the same patient, this article aims to differentiate between the important causes, and hence identify serious disease.
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Dr Nosheen Khan BMedSc, MBChB
Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Mr Jai Shankar
Wrexham Maelor Hospital
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2. Kunimoto DY, Kanitkar KD, Makar MS, Friedberg MA, Rapuano CJ. The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease, 4th edn. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2004.
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