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When a patient presents with an emergency or a condition that could threaten their sight or their life, urgent intervention by the optometrist may be required. Acute Presentation - Part Two provides optometrists with instruction on managing patients presenting with acute onset symptoms in two key areas:

  • Neurological causes
  • Other causes e.g. papilloedema, giant cell arteritis, retinal detachments and blunt trauma

Acute Presentation guides optometrists through the presentation of each condition, what to look for during examination, differential diagnosis, referral steps, further clinical management and any red flag symptoms requiring immediate referral.

See also: Acute Presentation - Part One