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Presentation on theme: "Dr Mahmood Fauzi ASSIST PROF OPHTHALMOLOGY AL MAAREFA COLLEGE"— Presentation transcript:


2 Objectives Define red eye Record history taking in red eye case
State common symptoms and signs in red eye Describe physical exam in red eye Enlist differential diagnoses of red eye Outline red eye management by primary care physicians Summarize some important drug induced side effects in red eye

3 What is “RED EYE” Red Eye is a non-specific term.
Usually refers to injection and prominence of the superficial blood vessels of the conjunctiva, or sclera, which may be caused by disorders of these or adjacent structures. Slit lamp Examination is Invaluable in diagnosis but initial assessment can be performed using a careful history, testing vision (visual acuity), and carrying out a penlight examination.

4 Differential diagnosis of red eye
Conjunctival Blepharoconjunctivitis Bacterial conjunctivitis Viral conjunctivitis Chlamydial conjunctivitis Allergic conjunctivitis Toxic/chemical reaction Dry eye Pinguecula/pteyrgium Subconjunctival hemorrhage Lid diseases Clalazion Sty Secondary to Abnormal lid function Corneal disease Abrasion Ulcer keratitis Foreign body Trauma Adnexal Disease Dacryoadenitis Dacryocystitis Carotid and dural fistula Acute angle glaucoma Anterior uveitis Episcleritis/scleritis Factitious

5 History Onset? Sudden? Progressive? Constant?
Family/friends with red eye? Using meds in eye? Trauma? Recent eye surgery? Contact lens wearer? Recent URTI? Decreased VA? Pain? Discharge? Itching? Photophobia? Eye rubbing? Other symptoms?

6 Red Eye: Symptoms Decreased VA (Inflamed cornea, Iridocyclitis, Acute glaucoma) Pain (keratitis, Ulcer, Iridocyclitis, Acute Glaucoma) Photophobia (Iritis Conjunctivitis) Colored halos (Acute Glaucoma) Discharge (Conj. or lid inflammation, corneal ulcer) Purulent/mucopurulent: Bacterial Watery: Viral Scant, white, stringy: allergy, dry eyes Itching (allergy)

7 Physical Exam Vision Pupil asymmetry or irregularity Inspect:
pattern of redness (heme, injection, ciliary flush) Amount & type of discharge Corneal opacities or irregularities AC shallow? Hypopyon? Hyphema? Fluorescein staining IOP Proptosis? Lid abnormality? Limitation EOM?

8 Red Eye: Signs Ciliary flush Conjuctival hyperemia (nonspecific sign)
(corneal inflammation, iridocyclitis, acute glaucoma) Conjuctival hyperemia (nonspecific sign) Corneal opacification (iritis, corneal edema, acute glaucoma, keratitis,ulcer) Corneal epithelial disruption (corneal inflammation, abrasion) Pupil abnormality (iridocyclitis, acute glaucoma) Shallow AC (acute angle closure glaucoma) Elevated IOP (iritis, acute glaucoma) Proptosis (thyroid disease, orbital or cavernous sinus mass, infection) Preauricular LN (viral conjunctivitis, Parinaud’s oculoglandular syndrome)


10 Blepharitis Adults > children Inflammation of the lid margin
Frequently associated with styes Meibomian gland dysfunction Lid hygiene, topical antibiotics, and lubricants are the mainstays of treatment


12 Bacterial Conjunctivitis
Both adults and children Tearing, foreign body sensation, burning, stinging and photophobia Mucopurulent or purulent discharge Lid and conjunctiva maybe edematous Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and staphylococcus aureus and epidermidis Conjunctival swab for culture Topical broad spectrum antibiotics


14 Viral Conjunctivitis Acute, watery red eye with soreness, foreign body sensation and photophobia Conjunctiva is often intensely hyperaemic and there maybe follicles, haemorrhages, inflammatory membranes and a pre-auricular node The most common cause is an adenoviral infection No specific therapy but cold compresses are helpful.

15 Allergic Conjunctivitis
Encompasses a spectrum of clinical condition All associated with the hallmark symptom of itching There is often a history of rhinitis, asthma and family history of atopy Signs may include mildly red eyes, watery discharge, chemosis, papillary hypertrophy and giant papillae Treatment consist of cold compresses, antihistamines, nonsteroidals, mast cells stabilizers, topical corticosteroids and cyclosporine



18 Chlamydial Conjunctivitis
Usually occur in sexually active individuals with or without an associated genital infection Conjunctivitis usually unilateral with tearing, foreign body sensation, lid crusting, conjunctival discharge and follicles There is often non-tender preauricular node Treatments requires oral tetracycline or azithromycin

19 Conjunctivitis

20 Subconjunctival Haemorrhage
Asymptomatic Diffuse or localised area of blood under conjunctiva. Idiopathic, trauma, cough, sneezing, aspirin, HT Resolves within days

21 Dry Eye Syndrome Poor quality Poor quantity
Meibomian gland disease, Acne rosacea Lid related Vitamin A deficiency Poor quantity KCS Sjogren Syndrome Rheumatoid Arthritis Lacrimal disease ie, Sarcoidosis Paralytic ie, VII CN palsy

22 Lid Malposition

23 Pterygium

24 Corneal Abrasion Surface epithelium sloughed off.
Stains with fluorescein Usually due to trauma Pain, FB sensation, tearing, red eye

25 Foreign Body

26 Corneal Ulcer Infection Mechanical or trauma
Bacterial: Adnexal infection, lid malposition, dry eye, CL Viral: HSV, HZO Fungal: Protozoan: Acanthamoeba in CL wearer Mechanical or trauma Chemical: Alkali injuries are worse than acid


28 Episcleritis Superficial Idiopathic, collagen vascular disorder (RA)
Asymptomatic, mild pain Self-limiting or topical treatment

29 Scleritis Deep Idiopathic
Collagen vascular disease (RA,AS, SLE, Wegener, PAN) Zoster Sarcoidosis Dull, deep pain wakes patient at night Systemic treatment with NSAI or Prednisolone if severe


31 Uveitis Anterior: Acute Recurrent and Chronic Posterior: Vitritis, Retinal Vasculitis, Retinitis, Choroiditis Panuveitis: Anterior and Posterior

32 Anterior uveitis (iritis)
Photophobia, red eye, decreased vision Idiopathic. Commonest Associated to systemic disease Seronegative arthropathies:AS, IBD, Psoriatic arthritis, Reiter’s Autoimmune: Sarcoidosis, Behcets Infection: Shingles, Toxoplasmosis, TB, Syphillis, HIV

33 Posterior synechiae Ciliary flush Fibrin Flare KPs Hypopyon


35 Acute Angle-closure Glaucoma
Symptoms Pain, headache, nausea-vomiting Redness, photophobia, Reduced vision Haloes around lights Ciliary hyperaemia Dilated pupil Corneal oedema

36 Red Eye Treatment Algorithm
History Trauma Contact lens wearer Severe pain/photophobia Significant vision changes History of prior ocular diseases Exam - Visual loss Abnormal pupil Ocular tenderness White corneal opacity Increased intraocular pressure YES Refer urgently to ophthalmologist

37 Corneal Ulcer with hypopyon
Scleritis Episcleritis                                                               HSV Keratitis Corneal Ulcer with hypopyon

38 Corneal abrasion with & without fluorescein
Subconj hemorrhage Hyphema                                                 Corneal abrasion with & without fluorescein

39 Acute angle closure glaucoma
Blepharitis Iritis                                                 Conjunctivitis Acute angle closure glaucoma

40 Red eye management Blepharitis: Stye/Chalazion
Warm compresses, lid care, Abx ointment or oral (if rosacea or Meibomian gland dysfunction) Stye/Chalazion Warm compresses (refer if still present after 1 month) Subconjuntival hememorrage: Will resolve in days Viral conjunctivitis Cool compresses, tears, contact precautions Bacterial conjunctivitis Cool compresses, antibiotic drop/ointment

41 Important drug induced Side Effects
Topical anesthetics: Not to be used except for aiding in exam Inhibits growth & healing of corneal epithelium Possible severe allergic reaction Decrease blink reflex: exposure to dehydration, injury, infection Topical corticosteroids: Can potentiate growth of herpes simplex, fungus Can mask symptoms Cataract formation Elevated IOP

42 Test yourself Red Eye Picture Quiz

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