Have a look at the following options for patients attending the ED with eye conditions, then assign one or more of these options to the following list of conditions and explain your answers.
  • A. Requires admission into hospital and referral to ophthalmologist.
  • B. Requires urgent review by ophthalmologist in ED on same day or night.
  • C. Requires treatments/therapy in ED but can be referred to ophthalmology outpatient clinic within next 24 hours.
  • D. Can be reviewed in ophthalmology clinic within 3-5 days.
  • E. Can be treated in ED and referred to GP.
  • F. Can be treated in ED and discharged with advise.
  • Questions

    Answer one question before attending the face-to-face teaching session. Add comments to answers already given if you think it's appropriate. The first part of teaching will be spent discussing this case:

    1. Acute anterior uveitis

    2. Acute closed angle glaucoma

    3. Allergic conjunctivitis

    4. Traumatic globe disruption

    5. Metal foreign body on cornea with rust ring formation

    6. Orbital cellulitis

    7. Spontaneous hyphema occupying 1/2 of anterior chamber

    8. Corneal ulcer in a patient who wears hard contact lenses

    9. Retinal detachment

    10. Loss of vision in eye presumed to be from temporal arteritis