Sudden Visual Loss Follow-up

Updated: May 18, 2016
  • Author: Gino A Farina, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Patients should receive follow-up care as needed.

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Transfer

Transfer of patients with sudden visual loss is necessary when emergent ophthalmologic consultation (if warranted) is unavailable at the initial treatment location.

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Complications

Potential complications depend on the etiology.

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Prognosis

Prognosis depends on the etiology.

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Patient Education

Patients should seek professional care.

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's Eye and Vision Center and Cholesterol Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education articles Anatomy of the Eye, High Cholesterol, and Cholesterol FAQs.

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