Answer: Sickle cell anemia is an important to evaluate for history or concern for history of sickle disease or trait. Sickling of cells can cause elevation in intraocular pressure (IOP), and in treating elevated IOP, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors should be avoided, as they can exacerbate sickling of the cells. History of blood thinners and anticoagulants use should also be elicited as these should be discontinued if possible. It is also important to be aware of any bleeding diathesis which may increase risk of rebleeding.
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Ophtho On Call Case 9 Index
Ophtho On Call Case 9: Introduction
Ophtho On Call Case 9: Additional History & Physical Exam