Tiny Tip for Acute Visual Loss: CAN U GO STARE at HIM

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Acute visual loss is distressing to patients of any age. A careful history and physical exam alone may help direct you to the diagnosis in most cases. However, when the cause isn’t immediately obvious, it is helpful to have an approach to go to for considering all of the possibilities. If you’re a Canadian EM resident studying for your Royal College exams, you might also want to have this available for quick recall.

Mnemonic for Acute Visual Loss: CAN U GO STARE at HIM

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Nour Khatib

Family Resident MD MBA at Sunnybrook Hospital with a passion for Emergency Medicine and a love for flying.
BoringEM has been 'bringing the boring' to emergency medicine since 2012. In 2016 this Canadian blog brought its content to CanadiEM.