aka Ophthalmology Befuddler 034 A 3 year-old boy is brought to the emergency department by his father after coming second best in a ‘head versus chair’ collision. Photo by Tom Carmony Questions Q1. What is shown? Answer and interpretation Right Upper Eyelid laceration Q2. What are aspects of history and examination should be included in […]
aka Ophthalmology Befuddler 033 A 35 year-old martial artist presents with loss of vision in his right eye after being on the wrong end of a spinning back fist. Examination of the right eye reveals: He is unable to detect light when the eyelids are passively opened.There is a relative afferent pupillary defect affecting the […]
aka Ophthalmology Befuddler 032 A 57 year-old man presents to the emergency department after being accidentally poked in his left eye by his grandson. He complains of sharp pain on the surface of his eye and photophobia. He refuses to open his eyelids until you instill a few drops of topical anesthesia. This is what […]
aka Ophthalmology Befuddler 031 Your Emergency Department Director decided that a team-building exercise at the local boxing gym would be a good idea. You are left to hold the fort at work. An hour later the Director is en route to the ED — it seems that someone has given him a good whack… Hopefully […]
A 26 year-old man sustained an injury of uncertain mechanism to his left eye while at the bottom of a ruck during a game of rugby. Can you sort it out for him?
A 71 year-old man tripped at home and bumped his forehead on the wall as he went to ground. His only complaint is markedly blurred vision in his right eye. How are you going to manage this case in the emergency department?