133. Acute Eye Pain and Blurred Vision in an Elderly Female

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD1,2,3,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD1,4,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE5,6 and
  4. William J. Brady MD7,8,9

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch133

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Holstege, C. P., Baer, A. B., Pines, J. M. and Brady, W. J. (eds) (2011) Acute Eye Pain and Blurred Vision in an Elderly Female, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch133

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 2

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 3

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  5. 5

    Center for Health Care Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  6. 6

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  7. 7

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  8. 8

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  9. 9

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333473

Online ISBN: 9781444397994

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Keywords:

  • Case 23, acute eye pain - and blurred vision, in elderly female;
  • diagnosis - acute angle closure glaucoma;
  • discussion, acute angle closure glaucoma - rarer, than open angle glaucoma;
  • acute angle closure glaucoma - characterized by, rapid rise in intraocular pressure;
  • adrenergic agonists, and anticholinergic agents - topical or systemic;
  • severe pressure elevations - within 1 hour, and permanent damage;
  • attacks, after periods of severe stress - due to adrenergic stimulation, and dilation of pupil;
  • initial management of acute angle closure glaucoma - pharmacologic lowering of intraocular pressure, inhibiting aqueous production;
  • ophthalmologic consultation, patients - with acute angle closure glaucoma, peripheral laser iridotomy

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