Lucy Goold

Royal Adelaide Hospital, Tarndarnya, South Australia, Australia

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Publications (2)1.41 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Sudden vision loss usually requires urgent ophthalmic assessment. Diagnosis and management requires the judicious use of a wide range of serological and imaging investigations to guide appropriate treatment and referral. This article follows on from the previous discussion of the role of history and examination to discuss the appropriate investigation and management of common causes of sudden visual loss. The key historical and examination findings have now been extracted and synthesised and these inform the next step. The general practitioner must now decide upon the most appropriate and timely investigation pathway or the need for, and urgency of, referral.
    Australian family physician 10/2009; 38(10):770-2. · 0.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Sudden loss of vision requires careful history and examination to identify the underlying cause. This article discusses the various causes of sudden loss of vision and provides the general practitioner with a guide to examination. Rapidity of onset, duration and associated symptoms provide vital clues to the nature of the disease process. Simple examination techniques such as visual acuity measurement, confrontational visual field testing, pupil assessment and fundoscopy are integral to the appropriate assessment, treatment and referral of patients presenting with sudden loss of vision.
    Australian family physician 10/2009; 38(10):764-7. · 0.71 Impact Factor