Emergencies in Eyecare
The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals is a series that provides fundamental and advanced material with a clinical approach to clinicians and students. A special effort was made to include information needed for the certification exams in ophthalmic and optometric assisting, low vision, surgical assisting, opticianry, and contact lens examiners.
This well-illustrated text examines ocular disorders of an emergent nature. The book begins with basic definitions (such as emergent versus urgent), moves on to triage (including phone contacts), and then to the realm of the examination room. Ocular injuries and emergencies are discussed, beginning with the lids and orbit, and then moving back to the retina and globe. Also included are first aid, managing in the absence of a physician, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.