Woman with Diabetes, Eye Pain, Headache, and Vomiting – Clinical Patient Case of the Week

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Glaucoma in woman with poorly controlled diabetes presents with unilateral eye pain and associated headache, nausea, and vomiting - Patient Case

Woman with Diabetes, Eye Pain, Headache, Nausea, and Vomiting - Clinical Patient Case of the Week

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A 57-year old woman with poorly controlled diabetes presents with unilateral eye pain and associated headache, nausea, and vomiting. She comes in urgently and is slumped over in the chair with her hand over the affected eye. Her vision in the symptomatic eye is significantly impaired, and her intraocular pressure is markedly elevated and her cornea appears cloudy.

Question:

Which of the following signs will be associated with the patient's diagnosis?

Answer Options:

deep anterior chamber

reactive pupil

constricted pupil

conjunctival redness

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