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JAMA Ophthalmology Clinical Challenge
February 2016

Painful Red Eye in a Woman in Her 70s

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois Hospital and Health System, Chicago
  • 2CME Editor, JAMA Ophthalmology

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(2):233-234. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.2152

A woman in her 70s with a history of diabetes mellitus and hypertension presented to the clinic with an 8-day history of worsening pain and redness of the right eye. Two years prior to presentation, the patient had undergone a complicated cataract surgery and anterior chamber lens implant in the right eye performed in Mexico. In addition to eye pain, she reported decreased vision of the right eye for several months. She had undergone a giant cell arteritis workup and a computed tomographic scan of the orbits; both were negative.

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