Ophthalmic Emergencies. Swati J. S. Parekh, M.D. F.A.A.O. Director, Ambulatory Eye Clinic St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. By definition, an ophthalmic emergency requires immediate medical attention to avert permanent visual impairment.
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Swati J. S. Parekh, M.D. F.A.A.O.
Director, Ambulatory Eye Clinic
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
1. Trauma – blunt
2. Trauma – penetrating
3. Trauma – burn
4. Infection – contact lens
5. Infection – viral, HSV/HZV, bacterial
6. Neurovascular – CRAO, CRVO
7. Neurovascular – Diabetes
8. Neurovascular – AACG
9. Neurovascular – TA
10. Neurovascular - RD
30 minutes – Morgan Lens
lactated Ringer's solution
Normal pH—between 7.3 to 7.6