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September 1990

Oculoplastic and Orbital Emergencies

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Kansas City, Kan

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(9):1223. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070110039017

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Abstract

Oculoplastic and orbital emergencies often provoke great discomfort and anxiety among general ophthalmologists. Such patients arrive at the emergency room at odd and inconvenient hours with disorders sometimes quite different from those that were described over the telephone. The history is often confusing, the examination results are ambiguous, the differential diagnosis is encyclopedic, the need for further studies is uncertain, and the working diagnosis is tenuous.

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