30% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (young males with lower back pain and stiffness after inactivity) develop anterior uveitis/iritis | Positive HLA B-27 conditions include CRAP: Crohn's disease, Reiter's syndrome, Ankylosing spondylitis, Psoriatic arthritis
Herpes simplex keratitis can occur in the context of primary HSV infection but is observed more freq in secondary or recurrent disease. Patients present with a painful, red eye accompanied by tearing, blurred vision & photophobia. NaFl staining reveals the characteristic dendritic pattern of ulcers which represent areas of denuded corneal epithelium. Geographic ulcers occur as the dendrites enlarge & lose their linear, tree-like morphology (shown). Tx incl both oral & topical antiviral…
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. ~ Roald Dahl Monarch Butterfly and friends :)
This A2 size poster covers the differential diagnosis and primary level management of red eyes with no injury: conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, acute iritis and acute glaucoma | Publisher: International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The six meridians on the arm all either begin or end at the tips of the fingers. These are great points to work on yourself and very easy to massage on other people. Regardless of the type of massage you are practicing, integrating meridian massage is simple!
These photographs depict the asymmetry or absence of red reflex that can occur in several serious eye conditions, including retinoblastoma. Red reflex examination is essential at post natal, 6-week and routine development examinations, and at any consultation where a parent is anxious about their child's eyes, vision and/or eye appearance.