Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/58655
Type: Journal article
Title: Sudden loss of vision - History and examination
Author: Goold, L.
Durkin, S.
Crompton, J.
Citation: Australian Family Physician, 2009; 38(10):764-768
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0300-8495
Statement of
Responsibility: 
Lucy Goold, Shane Durkin and John Crompton
Abstract: Background: Sudden loss of vision requires careful history and examination to identify the underlying cause. Objective: This article discusses the various causes of sudden loss of vision and provides the general practitioner with a guide to examination. Discussion: Rapidity of onset, duration and associated symptoms provide vital clues to the nature of the disease process. Simple examination techniques such as visual acuity measurement, confrontational visual field testing, pupil assessment and fundoscopy are integral to the appropriate assessment, treatment and referral of patients presenting with sudden loss of vision.
Keywords: Humans; Blindness; Vision, Low; Eye Diseases; Diagnosis, Differential; Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological; Ophthalmoscopy; Family Practice
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0020093079
Published version: http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/200910/35776
Appears in Collections:Opthalmology & Visual Sciences publications

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