Category Archives: Eyes

BMJ 2012: 7860 (9th June)

Sundries not noted elsewhere: Something constructive to do for chronic dizziness! This was a trial of giving out a booklet of vestibular rehabilitation exercises, with or without telephone support, to adults with chronic dizziness worse on head movement and not … Continue reading

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BMJ 2nd June 2012

We all know about post-herpetic neuralgia, but apparently there is also such a thing as post-herpetic pruritus (Minerva). To confuse matters, the scratching and consequent excoriation can cause secondary eczematous patches. Aspirin probably has a role to play in long-term … Continue reading

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Anterior uveitis vs. conjunctivitis

Features of conjunctivitis: Purulent discharge (as opposed to just excessive watering, which may be present in uveitis) May be other contacts affected Enlarged preauricular lymph nodes. Features of acute anterior uveitis: Pain worse on accommodation (eg reading) Opaque spots on … Continue reading

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Neonatal conjunctivitis

Usually harmless.  However, purulent discharge or stuck-together lids require urgent referral to exclude ophthalmia neonatorum (gonococcal or chlamydial conjunctivitis). (Pulse 19.10.11)

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BMJ 2010: 341: 787 – 840 (16th October)

If I ever get round to doing those patient satisfaction surveys I’m meant to be doing for my appraisal, then it seems I should be focusing on the proportion of patients who were less than totally satisfied, rather than the … Continue reading

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BMJ 2010;341:309 – 352 (14th August)

One for me as a parent, rather than a GP – apparently a review in JAMA (2010; 304: 565 – 6) found that several interventions have been successful in improving parent-child relationships and preventing antisocial or aggressive behaviour, drug use, … Continue reading

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