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Top 10 Eye Emergencies
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Here's a photo guide to some of the most common eye emergencies you’ll treat:

Ischemic optic neuropathy

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

R/O GCA (other possible presentations: CN6 palsy, diplopia)

Source: Focal Points, Giant Cell Arteritis

   
CRAO With a Cherry Red Spot

CRAO With a Cherry Red Spot

R/O GCA, causes of thrombus and embolus

Source: Focal Points, Retinal Arterial Occlusions

   
Macula on Retinal Detachment

Macula on Retinal Detachment

(or <24 hrs mac off)

Image Courtesy of: Elliott Sohn, MD

   
Acute CN3 Palsy

Acute CN3 Palsy

R/O aneurysm

Source: Compass

   
Orbital Floor Fracture With Inferior Rectus Muscle Entrapment

Orbital Floor Fracture With Inferior Rectus Muscle Entrapment

Right eye

Source: Focal Points, Management of Orbital Trauma

   
Painful Horner's Syndrome

Painful Horner's Syndrome

Right side ptosis, myosis, and anhydrosis: R/O carotid dissection

Source: Basic Ophthalmology

   
Endophthalmitis and Postoperative Eye Pain After Intraocular Procedure

Endophthalmitis and Postoperative Eye Pain After Intraocular Procedure

Source: Focal Points, Post-Operative Endophthlamitis

   
Orbital Cellulitis With Restricted Motility

Orbital Cellulitis With Restricted Motility

Source: Focal Points, Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis

   
Alkali Eye Injury

Alkali Eye Injury

Source: Cornea/External Disease

   
Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Pictured on slit lamp photo and UBM

Source: Focal Points, Angle-Closure Glaucoma

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Compiled by: James G. Chelnis, MD, and Edward H. Hu, MD James G. Chelnis, MD  Edward Hu, MD, PhD 
 
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