Excellent resource for professionals, whose work involves dealing with an acute ophthalmic presentation. The term ‘practitioner’ includes doctors, ophthalmic nurses, emergency care practitioners, nurse practitioners, nurses in accident and emergency departments and ‘walk in’ centres and first aid workers in remote locations such as oil rigs or working in the armed services. Readers will approach this text with differing levels of confidence, skills and knowledge. The book will help you develop greater competence in ophthalmic emergency practice.
Throughout this book, we have used the margins to highlight the diagnostic significance of symptoms described in a particular context.
A red flag indicates a highly significant symptom
An amber flag indicates a symptom with caution as a diagnostic tool
Keywords: eye emergencies, ophthalmic