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Monroe Community College
Rochester, New York
MCC Paramedic Program
The patient is a 22yo female found outside at the zoo. She apparently feels fine but her friends noticed
her eye turn red and they called an ambulance. She denies trauma, she is on no medications, and she
is very healthy. The patient does remember sneezing very hard 5 minutes before her eye turned red.
Her VS are: P-78 and reg., BP- 118/70, Resp-14 and normal. Her skin is warm and dry with
no bruises or peteicial rashes. Her vision is normal and her eyes are unremarkable save for the red
discoloration limited to the entire sclera of the left eye. She has no pain or pressure.
Based on the photo, history and exam, choose the correct items: (There are 2 correct answers)
This is a hyphema
This patient has traumatic retroocular bleeding
This is a subconjunctival bleed.
This is an ocular emergency and she should be rushed to the Emergency Department.
This is rarely an emergency an can be referred to her family physician.
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Updated: May 27, 1999