Eye chief complaints still get me nervous when I see it come on to the tracking board. Bring out the slit lamp exam and the tonopen.
Common chief complaints in UC range from painful red eyes, acute vision loss, to eye trauma and foreign bodies—because let's face it, ophthalmology works from 8 am-9 am and then are on call. Jk jk…eye am only kidding to my friends in Ophthalmology
HippoEd's UC boot camp has five lessons all about the approach to eye chief complaints. As always, be sure to check out HippoEd’s urgent care Boot Camp: here
Lots of you have reached out about your interest in subscribing to the course—I’m happy you are all enjoying these summaries. Just a reminder that these are very brief snippets and there is a ton more information that is part of the course.
Common question: is it worth it? I absolutely, 100% think it is worth the price. I regret not doing this earlier, especially as a new grad. I learned some really outdated approaches to managing specific conditions in my first year of practice, so now I feel like I’m backtracking. Anyway, I highly recommend it for any new grads or just wanting to learn more. Don’t forget, you can use CME stipend money for this too!
General approach to eye chief complaints
Common Eye complaints
The painful red eye
Reminder: these are all getting emergent or urgent referral to Ophthalmology
Liking these UC bootcamp summaries? Let me know how I can best help you below--which chief complains do you struggle with?