Red Eye (Unilateral)

Background

Clinical Features

  • Unilateral red/painful eye

Differential Diagnosis

Unilateral Red Eye

^Emergent diagnoses

^^Critical diagnoses

Evaluation

  • Evert lens and look for foreign body
  • Remove contacts
  • Photophobia suggests inflammation i.e. uveitis and abrasions
  • Pupil: irregular with positive sidel's suggests penetrating injury

Diagnostic Algorythm

Traumatic

Nontraumatic

^Emergent diagnosises

^^Critical diagnosises

Managment

  • By diagnosis

See Also

References

  • Rosen
  • WMS Practic Guidelines 2000)