Assessing the painful, uninflamed eye in primary care

Lucia Kuffova, John V. Forrester, Andrew Dick

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Abstract

Eye pain is common. Around 2-5% of general practice patients
have an eye complaint featuring pain in and around the eye
(ocular, periocular, and periorbital pain, described here
collectively as eye pain).1 Among patients attending an
ophthalmic emergency department in New Zealand, more than
50% of new referrals were from general practices,2 with eye
pain being the most common symptom. The authors suggested
that referrals could be reduced with better initial diagnosis.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberh3216
Number of pages8
JournalBMJ
Volume351
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2015

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