Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with sudden visual loss?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Jean Deschênes, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Ophthalmic consultation is prudent in any case of sudden visual loss that cannot be easily and confidently explained and managed by emergency department physicians.

Patients with unexplained vision loss should undergo neuroimaging.

When appropriate, cardiac and neurologic consultation is recommended. Complete cardiac and neurologic examinations should be performed.


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