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Jonathan P. Wyatt

, Robin N. Illingworth

, Colin A. Graham

, Kerstin Hogg

, Michael J. Clancy

, and Colin E. Robertson

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date: 20 October 2019

Approach to eye problems 534

Ophthalmological trauma 536

Corneal trauma 538

Contact lens problems 539

Sudden visual loss 540

The red eye 542

Always take a full ophthalmic history. Which eye is affected (are both)? What is the disturbance? Are there flashing lights or floaters? How quickly did the symptoms come on? How does it affect the patient's lifestyle (job, reading, watching TV)? Ask about prior ophthalmic/optician treatment and take a full medical and drug history. Family history of glaucoma may also be relevant....

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