Consider Optic Nerve Head Edema in Some ED Patients

Source: Medscape

Thursday, June 08, 2017 | Medical Studies

Emergency department physicians should check certain patients for optic nerve head edema (ONHE) by fundus photography, researchers say. "The FOTO-ED study showed that non-mydriatic retinal photography in the emergency department is feasible and may improve patient care and outcomes when systematically performed in patients with a chief complaint of headache, neurologic deficit, visual loss, or elevated blood pressure (BP). Finding ONHE is particularly important in this patient population," the authors reported May 10 at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), in Baltimore, Maryland.

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