Ocular infections are common. Although many are trivial and self-limited, some pose a threat to sight or even to the life of the patient. Untreated corneal or intraocular infection can blind an eye within hours. Orbital cellulitis can be complicated by intracranial spread with fatal consequences. Systemic disorders such as syphilis or HIV infection can have ocular complications. The first doctor visited by a patient with a sore eye, be it a serious infection or something more mundane, is normally the general practitioner.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Modern Medicine of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1995|