Ophthalmology Pearls

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  1. Subconctival hemorrhage is not uncommonly seen in patients presenting to the ED. A high-profile hemorrhage will take 10-14 days to resolve. What treatments can be recommended to reduce the recovery time?
    Prescribing warm compresses and lubrication drops will help reduce recovery by 1-3 days (Emerg Med Clin NA, Vol. 26, pg. 35).
  2. Isolated ptosis without ophthalmoplegia is most often seen with what diagnosis?
    Isolated ptosis without ophthalmoplegia is most often seen in myasthenia gravis patients (JEM, Articles In Press, Online 7/16/10).
  3. What are the classic symptoms associated with retinal detachment?
    The classic symptoms include "flashing lights", "floater" complaint, and "curtain-like or cloudy" painless vision loss (J of EM, Vol. 37:415).

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