Pediatric Ophthalmology in the Emergency Department

Kimball A. Prentiss, David H. Dorfman

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Examining the young child who presents to the emergency department with a visual or ocular complaint can be a challenge. This article discusses basic concepts of visual and behavioral development and methods for an accurate ocular examination in young children. Topics reviewed include conjunctivitis, orbital and periorbital cellulitis, lacrimal system infections, congenital issues, misalignment, and oncology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-198
Number of pages18
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


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