Chapter

Ophthalmological emergencies

Robert Crouch

Edited by Alan Charters, Mary Dawood and Paula Bennett

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199203499
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597932 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199203499.003.0013

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Ophthalmological emergencies

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Introduction - Assessment of the patient with eye problems - The injured eye - Management of a corneal injury - Foreign bodies - Superglue injuries - Ultraviolet radiation injury (welding flash/arc eye) - Chemical injury - Blunt trauma - Major trauma - Open trauma - The red eye - Conjunctivitis - Subconjunctival haemorrhage - Anterior uveitis (also known as uveitis, iridocyclitis, iritis) - Corneal ulcers - Glaucoma - Loss of vision: history - Profound monocular loss of vision - Segmental loss of vision and loss of central vision - Blurring of vision and transient loss of vision

Chapter.  7641 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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