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Flashcards in Objective 6a, 6b, 6c Triage procedures Deck (16):
1

Sudden and/or transient loss of vision?

Red Light, Immediate attention

2

Swollen eyelid?

Yellow Light, same day. Could be allergic reaction, insect bites or chalazion that is not serious. OR Cellulitis more serious may present in same manner but most likely be much more painful.

3

Headaches with contact lens wear?

NO triage. Needs routine exam. Under or over correction of Rx

4

Headaches in Conjunction with: Loss of appetite, scalp tenderness, general malaise, stiff neck, nausea or vomiting, halos around lights and sinus infection.

Red Light, could be temporal arteritis , meningitis, angle closure glaucoma or cellulitis.

5

Chemical burns?

Red light. Flush eyes 20-30 mins with sterile saline if not available used water. Send to Hospital ASAP

6

Diplopia and/or Ptosis

Red light, sudden onset with ptosis and abnormal pupil

7

Red, painful eye?

Yellow light, Remove contacts immediately, conjuctivitis, uveitis or keratitis which may be secondary to corneal ulcers, infiltrates or iritis.

8

Hemorrhage?

Yellow if BOTH eyes, Green if one eye

9

Light Flashes

Red light, impending retinal detachment, preceeding migraine or viterous detachment.

10

Halos with contact lens wear

Green light, be seen within the week. Corneal edema which could be caused by ill fitting or dirty contact lenses. Post-op complications or chronic conjunctivitis
** If accompanied with severe pain, nausea and vomiting RED light.

11

Blurry vision with contact lenses?

No triage, Re-fit or Rx

12

Foreign body sensation?

Green light

13

Areas of blank vision?

Red light, maybe be sign of retinal tear or possible detachment

14

Trauma to the eye?

Red Light, blunt trauma, hyphema, blow-out fracture, prev surgery

15

Irritation?

Green light

16

Recent surgical patients?

Refer back to surgeon