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Ophthalmology Basics

William Flanary, MD, Matthew DeLaney, MD, and Neda Frayha, MD
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While eye complaints are common in the UC, true eye related emergencies are fortunately rare. Any patient with sudden painful vision loss, binocular diplopia or possible penetrating globe injury should be seen emergently by an ophthalmologist.

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Mike W., MD -

From Kristy:
Hi UC RAP.
Love the show and feel inspired every month with new tidbits of wisdom! Was listening with interest to the optho emergencies episode this month, and curious if any of you know how decent the modified snellen charts on that some of us use in a app form on our cell phones? The one I use is Eye Chart HD (and there are probably many), and I'm supposed to place if 4ft away according to the directions.
Is this a reasonable/(?validated) alternative to the full Snellen procedure which requires the patient to leave the room and takes quite a bit longer to perform?
Thanks for your input on this!
Happy holidays + new year to come.
Kristy from Canada

Ian L., Dr -

Great Analysis .
Any recommendations other than timolol if asthma or COPD .

Mike W., MD -

Here from from Dr. GF:
Dorzolamide (carbonic anhydrase inhibitor), Latanoprost (prostaglandin analogue), Brimonidine (alpha agonist) are all reasonable options. For first line glaucoma treatment, Latanoprost has the highest efficacy and is very well tolerated. For acute treatment, such as angle closure glaucoma cases or otherwise acutely elevated intraocular pressure, dorzolamide and/or brimonidine would be a better option. Latanoprost has a longer onset of action, so not as good acutely.

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