Eye Pharmacology, Foreign Body Sensation and Decreased Vision in Eye – Clinical Patient Case of the Week

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Eye Pharmacology, Foreign Body Sensation and Decreased Vision - Clinical Patient Case of the Week

Eye Pharmacology, Foreign Body Sensation and Decreased Vision in Eye - Clinical Patient Case of the Week

Try this free eye pharmacology patient case Q&A courtesy of Med-Challenger.

This week's clinical patient case Q&A involves wound managment.  The patient case comes from Med-Challenger's library of board exam review and CME question banks. For more free clinical knowledge review questions, subscribe to the Med-Challenger Medical Education Blog

Try this case and test your knowledge of eye pharmacology.

A 65-year-old woman presents complaining of a foreign body sensation and decreased vision in her right eye over the past week. She denies any trauma to her eye.

Her past medical history includes hypertension, and she is currently taking chlorthalidone 12.5 mg daily.

Vital signs are: temperature 98.6 °F (37 °C), pulse 64 beats/minute, blood pressure 134/70 mm Hg, respiratory rate 12 breaths/minute, and oxygen saturation 100% on room air. Body mass index is 32.9 kg/m2 .

Fluorescein stain examination is seen in Figure 1.

Figure 1.

Eye Pharmacology, Foreign Body Sensation and Decreased Vision - Figure 1

Question:

What is the most appropriate treatment for this condition?

Answer Options:

Treat her with acyclovir ophthalmic ointment and prednisolone 1% if pustules are present on the surrounding skin

Treat her with cold compresses and topical prednisolone 1%

Treat her with a topical antiviral (eg, ganciclovir 0.15%, trifluridine 1%, vidarabine 3%), oral acyclovir, and homatropine 1%

Treat her with topical and oral acyclovir

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