Eyes: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series by Craig Hassed

Eyes: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

byCraig Hassed, Kerryn Phelps

Kobo ebook | October 30, 2012

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Eyes - General Practice: The Integrative Approach. Essential ocular conditions likely to present to a general practitioner also overlap to some extent with those seen in the emergency department. We start with important definitions, a list of basic equipment, tips on a focused ocular history and a concise and appropriate examination of the eye, and then discuss conditions that are common and/or serious (sight- or even lifethreatening). It is important to have confidence with diagnosis and management, including prompt referral when required. This is by no means an all-inclusive list. Syndromes and ocular complications of systemic diseases are not covered. The aim is to provide a practical and accessible guide for the general practitioner. Ocular conditions are divided into four main overlapping sections according to patient presentation to a general practitioner: red eye, loss of vision in the white eye, painful eye, and double vision. For example, a red eye is commonly painful as well, but by following the main symptom it is possible to exclude several diagnoses. Diagnostic summary flow charts can be used for quick reference.

Title:Eyes: General Practice: The Integrative Approach SeriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences APACLanguage:English

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