Three common ophthalmic emergenciesWyatt, Kristine PA-CJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: June 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 6 - p 32–37 doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000447004.96714.34 Review Article Abstract Author Information ABSTRACT: Vision changes and ophthalmic complaints may represent potentially serious, sometimes fatal, systemic illnesses. This article summarizes the presenting signs and symptoms of retinal artery occlusion, giant cell arteritis, and oculomotor nerve palsy. Kristine Wyatt practices at the Eye Institute in Tulsa, Okla. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. © 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.