n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Office skills for the general practitioner

Volume 25, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Eye disorders are relatively common. In most cases, the patient would present to a general practitioner for the initial eye assessment. A thorough ophthalmologic evaluation is therefore vital in order to uncover common abnormalities of the visual system and related structures, as well as less common but extremely serious ones, such as ocular tumours. Often, an adequate evaluation can also uncover evidence of many forms of systemic disease with ophthalmic manifestations. A comprehensive medical eye evaluation includes history, examination, diagnosis, and initiation of management.

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