Clinical Evaluation of Red Eyes in Pediatric Patients

Casey Beal, MD; Beverly Giordano, MS, RN, CPNP, PMHS

Disclosures

J Pediatr Health Care. 2016;30(5):506-514. 

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History

The importance of obtaining a detailed history when evaluating a patient with a red eye cannot be overstated. The following items in the history require a specific focus:

  • Duration of symptoms

  • Presence of pain or itching

  • Photophobia

  • History of trauma—high or low velocity

  • History of similar episodes

  • Previous treatment

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