Sudden painless loss of central vision requires urgent diagnosis and treatment


Loss of central vision in one eye followed by second eye
History of blindness in the family
Optic disc atrophy
No periocular pain, no pain on eye movement

If you see patients with any of the above, refer them to an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

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