My baby’s got a red eye, doctor!

Chapter 92 My baby’s got a red eye, doctor!

The eye appears red when blood is visible. This is usually the result of vessel dilatation or hemorrhage as a consequence of infection, inflammation, trauma, or abnormality of blood vessels. Frequently, this is associated with other symptoms or signs such as pain, blurring of vision, photophobia, purulent discharge, tearing or blepharospasm. With babies, symptoms can only be inferred.

Assessment with simple magnification or a portable slit-lamp augmented with fluorescein dye staining affords a clinical diagnosis in most babies. Measurement of intraocular pressure and fundal examination will be required in some instances to make a diagnosis. Infectious causes are common and microbiology is the most frequent additional investigation.

Jun 4, 2016 | Posted by in OPHTHALMOLOGY | Comments Off on My baby’s got a red eye, doctor!

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