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Practical Emergency Ophthalmology Handbook
An Algorithm Based Approach to Ophthalmic Emergencies

ISBN 9780367110277
Published December 11, 2019 by CRC Press
217 Pages 50 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This handbook is designed to help shape the thought processes of the eye clinician or trainee and guide them toward the right decision-making pathway in emergency ophthalmology situations. Chapters are titled by the way cases present to eye casualty rather than condition, along with an algorithmic approach on what clinical and laboratory investigations to carry out. There is also guidance on how to perform simple procedures. It is aimed at trainees, general ophthalmologists and those with an interest from allied specialties (including specialist nurses) and professions such as optometrists and emergency medicine doctors.

Key Features

  • Stresses safe and practical navigation of common eye symptoms presented in an emergency setting.
  • Provides guidance on differential diagnosis and includes useful decision-making flowcharts.
  • Emphasizes "how to" approach the eye casualty patient.
  • Shows what can be expected at each stage of the eye injury patient encounter.
  • Presents information appropriate for the entire multi-disciplinary eye casualty team

Table of Contents

Introduction – Gwyn Samuel Williams

Chapter 1 – The red eye – basic algorithm on how to differentiate main conditions from each other- Amy-lee Shirodkar

Chapter 2 – Cellulitis and swelling around one or both eyelids- Tina Parmar

Chapter 3 – The watery eye- Dana Ahnood

Chapter 4 – Trauma to the eyelids and periorbital region- Abdus Samad Ansari

Chapter 5 – Corneal ulcers and contact lens keratopathies- Bushra Thajudeen

Chapter 6 – Corneal defects, abrasions, foreign bodies and worse- Magda Popiela

Chapter 7 – Photophobia and iritis- Gwyn Samuel Williams

Chapter 8 – Red eyes after cataract surgery and other operations- Annie See Wah Tung

Chapter 9 – Apparent sudden vision loss – an essential approach- Colm McAlinden

Chapter 10 – Flashing lights and floaters – Bhavana Sharma

Chapter 11 – New haemorrhages in the vitreous and/or retina – Tafadzwa Young-Zvandasara

Chapter 12 – There is something new and odd at the back of the eye- Rhianon Perrott-Reynolds

Chapter 13 – Wavy lines, distorted vision and blur- Annie See Wah Tung

Chapter 14 – Vitritis and posterior uveitis- Safa Ahmed Elhassan

Chapter 15 – The painful eyeball- Alexander Kin Chiang Chiu

Chapter 16 – Retinal tears and detachments- Sidath Wijetilleka

Chapter 17 – One or more bulging eyes- Derek Kwun-hong Ho

Chapter 18 – Double vision and new onset strabismus in an adult- Eulee Seow

Chapter 19 – My baby has a white pupil in this photograph and/or has a squinty eye- Ryan Davies

Chapter 20 – Non-accidental injury – Damien Yeo

Chapter 21 – One or both optic discs are swollen- Tariq Mohammad

Chapter 22 – Headaches and pain in the temple- Bhavna Kumari Sharma

Chapter 23 – Managing trauma- Bhavin Patel

Chapter 24 – Called to ITU to examine a fundus- James Potts

Chapter 25 – When there are symptoms but it all looks totally normal – Andrew Want

Chapter 26 – Triage – Amy-lee Shirodkar

Chapter 27– Summary of approach- Gwyn Samuel Williams

Chapter 28 – The moral ophthalmologist- Gwyn Samuel Williams

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Gwyn Samuel Williams is a consultant ophthalmologist at Singleton Hospital in Swansea with an interest in medical retina and uveitis. He trained in Ophthalmology on the Wales Rotation and completed a Medical Retina fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He is honorary senior lecturer at Swansea University and has a keen interest in writing, reading, and hiking through the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Amy-lee Shirodkar has a special interest in emergency and general ophthalmology having completed ophthalmology training in Wales, TSC in emergency ophthalmology and is currently completing a Moorfield’s fellowship in urgent eye care and general ophthalmology. She is currently the secretary of the British Emergency Eye Care Society, a society aimed at improving provision, care and recognition of the sub-speciality. She has a keen interest in ophthalmic training, representing training issues as a trainee representative at college level, undertakes supervision of junior trainees and has developed e-learning material covering aspects of career development, surgical and clinical skills. She lives and works in London, enjoying what the city has to bring.