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  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Corneal Abrasion/FB
  • danger signs and problems
  • eyelids
  • Misc notes
  • red eye danger signs
  • red eye
  • Slit lamp
  • Terms
  • Therapies (eye)
  • ref: AAFP Monograph 194, July 1995. Cynthia Bradford.

    Anatomy and physiology

    cranial nerves

    cornea: superficial layer heals well in 24-48 hours, middle stroma heals slowly over weaks, scars.

    visual field defects

    Corneal Abrasion & Foreign Body

    danger signs and problems (referral)



    Misc notes

    Pediatric: Strabismus and More

    Red eye

    also see separate attachment

    Red Eye Danger Signs

    Iritis and Herpes Zoster Opthalmicus (refer)

    Slit Lamp


    Therapies (eye)

    central retinal artery occulsion

    a) acute unilateral visual loss, afferent pupilary defect, swollen optic nerve, narrow retinal arteries, “cherry-red” spot on fovea

    b) vasodilate by rebreathing into paper bag, topical beta blockers, acetazolamide IV, digital massage

    chemical burn

    emergent rx of angle-closure glaucoma (no ophth. available)


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