Ophthalmology

Earl R. Crouch, Jr., Eric R. Crouch, and Thomas R. Grant, Jr.

Chapter contents

Red Eye

928

Strabismus and Amblyopia

941

Evaluation

928

Refractive Errors and Color Vision

943

Red Eye in Infants

930

Headaches

944

Red Eye in Adults and Older Children

932

Learning Disabilities and the Eye

945

Ocular Trauma and Other Emergencies

936

Pediatric Cataracts

945

Retinoblastoma

946

Emergencies

936

Adult Ophthalmology

947

Urgent Situations

936

Pediatric Ophthalmology

939

Correction of Refractive Errors

947

Evaluation of Vision within First 4 Months of Life

939

Ocular Medications

948

Ophthalmic Conditions in Older Adults

948

Vision Screening and Ocular Examination

940

Testing Visual Acuity

940

Patients present to the family physician with a limited set of symptoms, often with subtle differences to indicate mild or serious ocular conditions. To decide when to treat patients and when to refer them to an ophthalmologist, the family physician must possess a complete appreciation of these subtle differences. Knowledge of the basic anatomy of the eye is essential in determining these diagnostic differences (Fig. 41-1).

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