Table 2

Clinical interventions in the eye casualty service

UveitisTopical steroid medication increased13
BlepharitisLid hygiene instruction/tetracycline 5
ConjunctivitisAntibiotic medication restarted 2
Retinal detachmentReferral to vitreoretinal service 2
Wound site inflammationTopical steroid medication restarted 1
Incidental pathologyReferral to specialty service 1
Total interventions in 48 visits24
  • Half of the patients (total = 48) presenting to the casualty service required advice and reassurance only after examination and no active therapeutic or investigational intervention. Definitions for interventions in the remaining cases are as for Table 1.