Vision at risk

October 2009

Clinical

A painful red eye

Volume 38, No.10, October 2009 Pages 805-807

Neil Sharma

Ju-Lee Ooi

Maria Z Li

Case study

A man, 75 years of age, presents with a red, painful, watery right eye of 1 week duration. He describes photophobia but says his vision is not reduced or blurry. He was seen at another clinic after 2 days of symptoms and was prescribed topical chloramphenicol antibiotic eye drops. Despite using the eye drops for 5 days, there has been no improvement in his symptoms. The man has no significant ocular past history.

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