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Acute visual loss

Acute visual loss is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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DDx

Inflamed eye (red)

  • Acute glaucoma
  • Uveitis
  • Keratitis (corneal ulcer or inflammation), e.g., herpes simplex
  • Conjunctivitis (blurry)
Uninflamed eye
  • Retinal detachment
  • Central retinal vein occlusion
  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Vitreous hemorrhage
  • Macular degeneration (exudative)
  • Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, e.g., temporal (giant cell) arteritis
  • Optic neuritis, e.g., multiple sclerosis
  • Papilledema
  • Hyperglycemia (blurry; subacute)
  • Polycythemia vera (blurry; subacute)
  • Trauma
  • Conversion disorder
  • Episodic: amaurosis fugax (TIA), ophthalmic migraine
  • Diplopia

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Acute Visual Loss." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114384/all/Acute_visual_loss.
Zeiger RF. Acute visual loss. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114384/all/Acute_visual_loss. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Acute visual loss. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114384/all/Acute_visual_loss
Zeiger RF. Acute Visual Loss [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114384/all/Acute_visual_loss.
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