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104245 - Sudden Vision Loss

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An education event recorded for online viewing, for GPs to improve their knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with sudden loss of vision.

Relevance to General Practice

Sudden vision loss may require urgent ophthalmic assessment, with diagnosis and management requiring the judicious use of a wide range of serological and imaging investigations to guide appropriate treatment and referral. 

GPs have an important role in managing patients presenting to them, for testing and assessment, and in determining referral needs. As such, they need to be regularly updated in techniques for diagnosis, referral pathways, and management. 

1. Goold L. Sudden Loss of vision. Australian Family Physician Vol. 38, No. 10, October 2009

Learning outcomes
  • List the elements to include in a comprehensive ocular and medical history as part of the diagnostic assessment.
  • List the various tests that may be done as part of an ocular examination for visual acuity, color vision, visual fields to confrontation, and pupillary reaction
  • Describe the management of sudden loss of vision, based on the different potential differential diagnoses.
  • Recognise and list the conditions requiring urgent referral.
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    104245 - Sudden Vision Loss
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