The shifting emphasis of optometry practice towards clinical care means we are seeing more acute and urgent conditions as a first port of call. This article offers an overview of the subject of ocular emergencies and their key clinical features. The reader will hopefully gain clinical advice on how to detect these conditions from their presenting symptoms through to clinical examination, and a sense of the urgency involved in each case.
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The Lowdown on Demodex
Demodex is one of the most common, but often overlooked, causes of blepharitis and ocular surface inflammation, being associated with between 29% and 74% of all cases of blepharitis. This article will review demodex, its prevalence, its diagnosis and its treatment.