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Author Duvall-Young, Josephine, author.

Title Emergency, acute and rapid access ophthalmology : practical, clinical and managerial aspects / Josephine Duvall-Young.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Springer Medicine eBooks 2019 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- PART 1 -- Clinical aspects -- Trauma -- Emergency and acute: True ophthalmic emergencies -- immediate- central retinal artery occlusion -- retrobulbar haemorrhage -- endophthalmitis -- chemical burns -- Within an hour -- angle closure glaucoma -- orbital cellulitis -- giant cell arteritis -- Same day -- retinal tear -- retinal detachment -- red eye with photophobia -- recent onset or progressive diplopia -- Rapid access -- Transient visual loss -- Headache with visual symptoms -- Possible optic disc swelling -- Neurological pattern of visual field loss -- Retinal vein occlusion -- Paediatrics -- Neonates- deficient red reflex, other unusual appearances -- Preschool- anisocoria, strawberry nevus, poor visual responses, parental anxiety -- Older children- abnormal optic discs, recent onset squint, undefined visual symptoms -- Other rapid access routes -- Age related macular degeneration -- Orthoptics -- Stroke assessment -- Use of online resources -- PART 2 -- Management and organisational aspects -- Free access compared with triaged access -- Facilities and equipment -- requirements -- Role of nurses and optometrists -- Training of team -- Commissioning -- Appendix -- Clinical guidelines and pathways -- Recommended reading.
Summary This book provides a concise and practical overview of hospital based emergency, urgent and rapid access service in Ophthalmology. Specialist consultants who wish to broaden their knowledge of the various ophthalmic conditions seen in clinical emergencies will find this book to be a useful go-to guide. Advice is given on establishing an ophthalmic emergency and rapid access service, and a series of chapters cover the management of emergency eye conditions. Emergency, Acute and Rapid Access Ophthalmology is a must read for all ophthalmic professionals in the UK and worldwide who are dealing with the growing demand for emergency eye care services and the increasing sub-specialization within Ophthalmology.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Ophthalmologic emergencies.
Ophthalmology -- Practice.
Ophthalmology -- Management.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319923697 (electronic bk.)
3319923692 (electronic bk.)