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Urgent situations include those for which therapy should be instituted within minutes or a few hours. They include penetrating injuries of the globe, acute angle-closure glaucoma,

Figure 41-10 Central retinal artery occlusion of left eye with Hollenhorst plaque in right eye. Patient has a characteristic cherry-red spot involving the macula of left eye (left). Hollenhorst plaque with a retinal arcade in right eye suggests bilateral carotid disease and cardiovascular disease (right).

Figure 41-10 Central retinal artery occlusion of left eye with Hollenhorst plaque in right eye. Patient has a characteristic cherry-red spot involving the macula of left eye (left). Hollenhorst plaque with a retinal arcade in right eye suggests bilateral carotid disease and cardiovascular disease (right).

papillary block, orbital cellulitis, corneal ulcer, corneal foreign body, gonococcal conjunctivitis, ophthalmia neonatorum, and acute iritis. In addition, trauma with retinal tears, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal detachment, and hyphemas constitute urgent situations.

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