The Red Eye—More Than Meets the Eye

Lim, L T and Ting, S L (2021) The Red Eye—More Than Meets the Eye. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 13 (4). pp. 39-42. ISSN 0975-5241

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The red eye is one of the most common eye presentations to health care centres. The red-eye can be divided into painless and painful. The painless red eye includes bacterial, viral, allergic conjunctivitis, dry eyes, episcleritis and subconjunctival haemor-rhage. Meanwhile, the painful red eye can be more challenging, as some involve ophthalmic emergencies which are acute angle-closure attack, acute anterior uveitis, scleritis, orbital cellulitis, severe keratitis and severe thyroid eye disease (TED). Some red eye cases are simple and can be managed as an outpatient. Unresolved and complicated red-eye cases require ophthalmologist referral and further investigations on time. Painful red eye may be more than meets the eye, requiring referral to the ophthalmologists.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Painful, Painless, Red eye, Systematic Approach, Emergency
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 01:41
Last Modified: 07 May 2021 01:59

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