Ophthalmic complaints in the emergency department (ED) comprise approximately 2% of all visits (
1). Of these, acute vision loss complaints represent an important subset that require a comprehensive assessment for accurate diagnosis and treatment or referral to the appropriate specialist. Specifically, this can be difficult as painless unilateral vision loss has a wide differential, consisting of both relatively benign conditions such as migraines and potentially blinding conditions such as retinal detachment.
- Marx J.
- Walls R.
- Hockberger R.
Rosen’s emergency medicine: concepts and clinical practice.
7th edn. Mosby-Elsevier, Philadelphia2010
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Published online: January 20, 2021
Accepted: November 22, 2020
Received: September 30, 2020
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