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

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD2,3,4,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD2,5,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE6,7 and
  4. William J. Brady MD8,9,10
  1. Chris S. Bergstrom MD, OD1 and
  2. Alexander Baer MD2,5

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch23

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bergstrom, C. S. and Baer, A. (2011) Acute Eye Pain and Blurred Vision in an Elderly Female, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds C. P. Holstege, A. B. Baer, J. M. Pines and W. J. Brady), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

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

  5. 6

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

  6. 7

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

  7. 8

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

  8. 9

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

  9. 10

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

  2. 2

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

  3. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 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;
  • case presentation of 68 year-old-female - no significant past medical history, complaining of pain, blurred vision, and colored halos in left eye;
  • visual symptoms, acutely along with associated nausea - vomiting, and frontal headache;
  • physical examination, visual acuity - being 20/30 in right eye, and 20/100 in left eye;
  • pupillary examination - sluggish, mid-dilated pupil in left eye;
  • slit-lamp examination - of right eye, unremarkable;
  • agents, appropriate for administering in this condition