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Emergency, Acute and Rapid Access Ophthalmology

There are two parts to the book; the first section makes up the bulk to the textbook and covers clinical aspects of emergency ophthalmology, and the second discusses the management and organisation of an emergency and rapid access service. Part...

Paediatric emergency presentations in an urban centre

The authors aimed to evaluate aetiologies in paediatric patients presenting to the Wills Eye Emergency department (USA) with particular emphasis on trauma. This was a retrospective review of one-year hospital data; 1136 paediatric patients, 57.4% male, 50.7% white, 36.8% black,...

Improving reading of fundus photographs in an emergency setting

The first phases of the FOTO-ED study found that emergency providers perform significantly better with fundus photography than with direct ophthalmoscopy in the detection of fundus abnormalities. The authors hypothesised that by providing additional training to emergency providers, this would...

Emergency eye care in the UK: the way forward?

In this paper the authors highlight issues pertaining to the growing number of patients presenting to the emergency eye services in the UK. Data collection involved literature review, telephone surveys and email correspondence (n=142). Ninety-one lead clinicians responded and a...

An optometrist’s view of the Emergency Eye Day

Liverpool is steeped in history, from its mercantile history, home to Cunard and the White Star line, to the Merseybeat and Derek Hatton. Not to be outdone at their annual meeting in the city, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists made...

Sustainability in eyecare: Intraocular gases and the climate emergency

In 2020 the NHS became the first national health system to commit to delivering ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2040. The author investigates how the impact of ophthalmic surgery can be reduced. Medical gases have been used in ophthalmic surgery...

Practical Emergency Ophthalmology Handbook: An Algorithm Based Approach to Ophthalmic Emergencies

This book is extremely helpful for a new starter / clinician in ophthalmology emergency services. However, to understand the algorithms and the explanations, the clinician would need a good knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology of the eye and...

Is optician led service an answer to ever increasing demand on eye emergency clinics?

The demand for eye casualty appointments has been steadily increasing in the UK, leading to pressures on the hospital emergency services. The incidence of presentations to eye casualty services has been estimated at 20-30 per 1000 per year [1]. Evidence...

Can thou lyse this? A national study of emergency canthotomy and cantholysis

Eighty-two-year old Janet Smith woke up on the floor. Had she been unconscious? Her head hurt. It was the middle of the night, but in the darkness she suddenly wasn’t sure whether she could see out of her right eye....

Global sight alliance declares climate emergency

In recognition of Earth Day, on 22 April 2021, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has declared a Climate Emergency and released a call to action for environmentally sustainable practices in the eye health sector.