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The Patient with a Red Eye course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, elfh, NHS

This session provides core information about the assessment, differential diagnosis and management of a patient presenting in primary care with an acutely red eye. It covers how to identify potentially serious cases that need urgent referral. This session was reviewed by Sally Higginbottom and last updated in September 2014.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Outline the common and serious causes of red eyes
  • Describe a logical approach to assessing the patient with a red eye
  • Distinguish between infective and allergic conjunctivitis, episcleritis and scleritis, iritis and uveitis and associated conditions
  • State the importance of the acute management of corneal ulcer, particularly for contact lens wearers
  • Describe self-limiting conditions and those that require referral or treatment

The red eye is a common presentation in the primary care setting, accounting for up to 5% of all consultations.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Diana McEwen,
GP ST2, Oxford Deanery

Diana McEwen is a GP ST2 in the Oxford deanery wishing to develop a special interest in ophthalmology. She has worked in the Oxford Eye Hospital during her foundation years and subsequently on a day release basis as part of her GP training.

Delivery
Title
The Patient with a Red Eye course for GPs
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3_16_05
Access Duration (in months)
12
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