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

chapter 2|7 pages

Cellulitis and Swelling around One or Both Eyelids

ByTina Parmar

chapter 3|6 pages

Watery Eyes

ByDana Ahnood

chapter 4|8 pages

Trauma to the Eyelids and Periorbital Region

ByAbdus Samad Ansari

chapter 5|8 pages

Corneal Ulcers and Contact Lens Keratitis

ByBushra Thajudeen

chapter 6|7 pages

Corneal Defects, Abrasions and Foreign Bodies

ByMagdalena Popiela

chapter 7|7 pages

Photophobia and Anterior Uveitis

ByGwyn Samuel Williams

chapter 8|6 pages

Red Eyes after Cataract Surgery and Other Operations

ByAnnie See Wah Tung

chapter 9|7 pages

Apparent Sudden Visual Loss: An Essential Approach

ByColm McAlinden

chapter 10|6 pages

Flashing Lights and Floaters

ByBhavana Sharma

chapter 11|5 pages

New Haemorrhages in the Vitreous and/or Retina

ByTafadzwa Young-Zvandasara

chapter 12|7 pages

There is Something Strange and Unusual at the Back of the Eye

ByRhianon Perrott-Reynolds

chapter 13|7 pages

Wavy Lines, Distorted Vision and Blur

ByAnnie See Wah Tung

chapter 14|6 pages

Vitritis and Posterior Uveitis

BySafa Ahmed Elhassan

chapter 15|6 pages

The Painful Eyeball

ByAlexander Kin Chiang Chiu

chapter 16|6 pages

Retinal Tears and Detachments

BySidath Wijetilleka

chapter 17|7 pages

One or More Bulging Eyes

ByDerek Kwun-hong Ho

chapter 18|6 pages

Double Vision and New Onset Strabismus in an Adult

ByEulee Seow

chapter 20|9 pages

Non-Accidental Injury

ByDamien Yeo

chapter 21|8 pages

One or Both Optic Discs are Swollen

ByTariq Mohammad

chapter 22|6 pages

Headaches and Pain in the Temple

ByBhavna Kumari Sharma

chapter 23|6 pages

Managing Ocular Trauma

ByBhavin Patel

chapter 24|7 pages

Called to ITU to Examine a Fundus

ByJames Potts

chapter 25|8 pages

When There Are Symptoms But it All Looks Totally Normal

ByAndrew Want

chapter 26|5 pages


ByAmy-lee Shirodkar

chapter 27|1 pages

Summary of Approach

ByGwyn Samuel Williams

chapter 28|3 pages

The Moral Ophthalmologist

ByGwyn Samuel Williams