Ocular Emergencies

Ocular Emergencies
Symptoms:
  • pain
  • halos around lights
  • vision loss usually peripheral
  • nausea
  • red eye
  • mid-dilated fixed pupil
Symptoms:
  • flashes of light
  • “curtain” vision loss

See Doctor ASAP

Symptoms:
  • diplopia/double vision
  • impairment of eye movement
  • eye disposition

See Doctor ASAP

EMERGENCY: Every minute counts!

  • Alkali: irrigate for 30 minutes with forced open lids.
  • Acid: Irrigate for 15 minutes.

See Doctor IMMEDIATELY

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

  • Symptoms: sudden onset of severe monocular vision loss over seconds.
  • Cause: Ischemia due to emboli

Massage eyeball, breathe into paper bag. This aids to dislodge emboli while on your way to doctor.
See Doctor IMMEDIATELY