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Case Reviews in Ophthalmology by Neil J. Friedman MD, Peter K. Kaiser MD

By Neil J. Friedman MD, Peter K. Kaiser MD

Seasoned Elsevier authors Neil J. Friedman and Peter okay. Kaiser assist you get the very best leads to your assessments with Case reports in Ophthalmology. This clinical reference’s case-based process delivers simply the perform you must verify, toughen, and develop your mastery of each crucial suggestion in ophthalmology for medical rounds, oral forums or recertification.

  • Review key details on each element of ophthalmology: optics/refraction; neuro-ophthalmology/orbit; pediatrics/strabismus; exterior disease/adnexa; anterior section; and posterior segment.
  • Learn from the specialists with contributions from an all-star duo of professional authors.
  • Enhance your primary wisdom in ophthalmology and strengthen studying goals utilizing a hundred illustrated cases.
  • Access the total contents on-line at www.expertconsult.com.

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2. What tests could you perform to confirm your suspicion? Additional information: you determine that this patient has hysteria. 3. What strategies can you use to help him ‘recover’ his vision? 57 ANSWERS Case 29 1. e. malingering, hysteria). Malingering is the fabrication of a disorder for secondary gain (usually financial), whereas hysteria is a subconscious expression of symptoms. In order to distinguish between them and rule out any organic disease, it would be helpful to ask about any injuries, medical problems, medications, and social history with particular attention to employment status, stresses, and alcohol / drug use.

She has no other associated symptoms. Her exam is normal except for 20/200 vision and a positive RAPD OS. 4. What is the diagnosis? 5. What additional testing would you perform and why? 6. What are the recommendations for treatment? 7. What is the prognosis? 55 ANSWERS Case 28 1. What type of eye pain (foreign body sensation [FBS], sharp, dull, ache, tender to touch, pain with eye movement, headache, periorbital pain)? Any double vision? Any trauma? Any previous episodes? Has the eye been red? Any sensitivity to light?

This patient has increased blood pressure and cholesterol, but it cannot be assumed that his optic neuropathy is nonarteritic. The patient must be asked about the characteristic symptoms of GCA: headache, scalp tenderness, jaw claudication (pain with chewing), weight loss, fever, and anorexia, as well as neck pain, eye pain, diplopia, joint pain (symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica), and history of anemia. 2. A stat erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR; sed rate) is required to rule out arteritic AION.

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