Acute Vision Loss

  • Brit Long
  • Alex Koyfman


Acute vision loss has many etiologies with a large differential. These conditions can range from benign to those resulting in permanent vision loss. Many of these diagnoses are time-sensitive, and the emergency physician may improve patient outcome through the consideration of several acute etiologies. This chapter evaluates the emergency medicine evaluation and management of vision loss.


Ophthalmology Acute Chronic Vision loss Vision deficit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brit Long
    • 1
  • Alex Koyfman
    • 2
  1. 1.San Antonio Military Medical Center, Department of Emergency MedicineSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Emergency MedicineDallasUSA

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