139505 - How to Treat quiz: Corneal disorders
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How to Treat quiz: Corneal disordersRelevance to General Practice
The presenting symptoms of pain, photophobia and reduced vision usually help to differentiate between conjunctival and corneal disorders.
A slit-lamp examination is required for any patient presenting with the latter, especially in cases where there has been a history of wearing contact lenses, previous keratitis or ocular trauma. This examination will rule out a serious eye injury.