Causes: * need seen same day at eye clinic
Acute Glaucoma* Raised Intraocular pressure. Pain, blurred vision, haloes around lights. Systemic symptoms. Reduced VA. Mid-dilated pupil. The cornea is cloudy Corneal ulceration* Trauma, Viral (herpetic) lesion, Exposure, Contact lens. Severe pain, feeling of a foreign body, photophobia, reduced VA. Ciliary injection. Fluorescin drops will show defect in epithelium. Anterior uveitis* Autoimmune. Vision is blurred. Severe pain. Normal VA. Small pupil. Scleritis* Inflamed sclera. Vasculitis. Moderate to severe pain. Normal pupil and cornea. Endophthalmitis* Infection of the orbit possibly post surgery. Blurred vision and painful red eye. Decreased VA. Small pupil. Cloudy cornea Acute conjunctivitis Gritty and discomfort in both eyes with red conjunctiva. Rarely painful. Causes often infective - viral or bacterial or chlamydial or allergic. The visual acuity is normal as is the pupil Conjunctival haemorrhage Seen with straining, coughing. Patients on Warfarin or antithrombotic. Visual acuity is normal as is the pupil. Management is antibiotics. Episcleritis Inflamed layer that covers sclera. No pain. Mild erythema.
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