Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The eye disorder which will probably require the patient to be hospitalized is:

The eye disorder which will probably require the patient to be hospitalized is:
a. Corneal ulcer.
b. Ultraviolet keratitis.
c. Blepharitis.
d. Hordeolum.
e. Subconjunctival hemorrhage.

The answer is a. The differential diagnosis of a painful red eye includes, but is not limited to, acute glaucoma, foreign body, acute iritis, and corneal ulcer. The corneal ulcer appears as a white corneal opacity. Hypopyon, white cells in the anterior chamber, may be present. Extended-wear contact lens wearers are at risk for Pseudomonas infections.

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