15.5 Eye Problems

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 15.5, Eye Problems, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Eye problems are common – around two million people in the UK have a sight problem. Eye problems account for 1.5 per cent of general practice consultations in the UK, with a rate of 50 consultations per 1,000 population per year. Eye problems are significant causes of preventable disabilities. The GP has a key role as part of the primary healthcare team in the prevention and treatment of eye problems.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

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Eye disorders: illustrated

Eye disorders: illustrated

Presentations of eye disorders including adenoviral conjunctivitis, senile scleral...

Red flag symptoms: Diplopia
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Red flag symptoms: Diplopia

Red flag symptoms in presentations of double vision (diplopia), possible causes and...

Red flag symptoms: Blurred vision
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Red flag symptoms: Blurred vision

It is essential to understand what the patient means by blurred vision, explains...

Exclusive: GPs more likely to recognise patients with Charles Bonnet syndrome after survey

Exclusive: GPs more likely to recognise patients with Charles Bonnet syndrome after survey

The majority of GPs and health professionals are more likely to recognise a patient...

Macular Society surveys GPs on Charles Bonnet syndrome

Macular Society surveys GPs on Charles Bonnet syndrome

GPs are invited to take part in a survey conducted by GP on behalf of the Macular...

Case study: Hayfever in an adolescent

Case study: Hayfever in an adolescent

Dr Ravi Ramanathan discusses hayfever in an adolescent with a family history of atopy.

Differential diagnoses - Conjunctivitis and iritis in pictures

Differential diagnoses - Conjunctivitis and iritis in pictures

How to differentiate between these allergic and infective eye conditions. By Dr Nigel...

The basics - Uveitis

The basics - Uveitis

Uveitis should be considered in patients with ocular pathology including reduced...

Vision and driving

Vision and driving

GPs must deal appropriately with patients' visual requirements for driving.

CKS Clinical Solutions - Superficial corneal injury

CKS Clinical Solutions - Superficial corneal injury

The case: A 30-year-old man presents with a two-day history of the sensation of something...

Red Flag Symptoms:  Blurred vision

Red Flag Symptoms: Blurred vision

Basic examinations can be undertaken to make a diagnosis, writes Dr Mehul Mathukia.

CKS Clinical solutions - Dry eye syndrome

CKS Clinical solutions - Dry eye syndrome

THE CASE: A 60-year-old woman comes to see you complaining of dryness in both eyes....

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