Common eye disorders: six patients to treat, pitfalls to avoid.

Title

Common eye disorders: six patients to treat, pitfalls to avoid.

Creator

Weinstock F J; Weinstock M B

Publisher

Postgraduate medicine

Date

1996
1996-04

Description

Primary care physicians have an important role in diagnosing and treating eye disorders–including dacryocystitis, blepharitis, and conjunctivitis–and in determining when ophthalmologic referral is needed. Fundus examination for diagnosis of glaucoma and diabetic eye complications should be a part of the routine examination in all adults. Patients with HIV or AIDS should be carefully monitored for cytomegalovirus retinitis. Children should be tested for amblyopia. Orbital cellulitis can have serious complications and must be vigorously treated. Finally, careful use of ophthalmologic topical agents, especially corticosteroid drops, is essential.

Subject

Adolescent; Adult; Allergic/drug therapy; Bacterial/drug therapy; Blepharitis/therapy; Conjunctivitis; Dacryocystitis/therapy; Eye Diseases/*diagnosis/*therapy; Eye Foreign Bodies/diagnosis; Female; Humans; Infant; Male; Viral/therapy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

119–123

Issue

4

Volume

99

Citation

Weinstock F J; Weinstock M B, “Common eye disorders: six patients to treat, pitfalls to avoid.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 22, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4087.

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