week 2- pharm

Week 2 Discussion

Eye Conditions

AM is a 22-year-old man presenting to the local emergency department (ED) with acute onset 

of right eye pain. The pain started 6 hours prior and has not improved with artificial tears or oral 

acetaminophen. He reports the possibility of accidentally scratching his right eye when trying 

to remove his contact lens.

Past Medical History

Wears soft contact lenses, replaces monthly

Denies swimming or showering in contacts

Occasionally sleeps in contacts

Physical Examination

Visual acuity: right eye, 20/40; left eye, 20/20

Right eye is diffusely injected, small pinpoint area of haze is noted in the periphery at 6 oclock; region subsequently stains with fluorescein

Discussion Questions

1. What is the appropriate pharmacologic treatment for AM?

2. What is the appropriate follow up for AM?

3. How should AM be counseled regarding his contact lens 

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