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- Diagnostic Errors
Journal Article > Review
Hussain A, Oestreicher J. Surv Ophthalmol. 2018;63:119-124.
Flawed decision-making influences the effectiveness of care on many levels. This review discusses cognitive shortcuts and biases that contribute to diagnostic error. The authors explore how and when these biases occur in opthalmology. Strategies to avoid decision-making errors include cognitive debiasing and heuristic examination.
Journal Article > Study
Shen C, Nguyen M, Gregor A, Isaza G, Beattie A. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019;137:690-692.
This study entered 42 validated clinical vignettes for eye diseases into an online symptom checker. As with prior studies, the performance of the online symptom checker in producing the correct diagnosis was suboptimal. The authors suggest that current performance of symptom checkers is not sufficient for timely and accurate diagnosis of ophthalmologic conditions.
Cases & Commentaries
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Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA; and Douglas Brunette, MD, MPH; December 2011
A woman presented to the emergency department with an eyelid laceration, which was sutured without complication. Her visual acuity was not formally tested and ophthalmology was not consulted. Ten days later, she presented with eye pain and poor vision. Ophthalmologist evaluation revealed a ruptured globe requiring surgical repair.