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January 2000

New England Eye Center Handbook of Eye Emergencies

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by Bradford J. Shingleton, MD, and Mariana D. Mead, MD, 123 pp, ISBN 1-55642-385-3, Thorofare, NJ, SLACK Inc, 1998.


Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(1):150. doi:

This book is an excellent pocket-sized, quick reference for identifying common traumatic and nontraumatic ocular emergencies. Its simple format and language are directed at nonophthalmology emergency eye care providers with specific emphasis in aiding physicians and staff in the diagnosis of vision-threatening eye emergencies requiring ophthalmic consultation. It is divided by colored tabs into 4 sections, including history and examination, diagnosis and treatment, differential diagnosis, and special pediatric considerations. It includes a comprehensive, alphabetical index allowing rapid identification of topics. With more than 100 color photographs, illustrations, and lists of essential equipment and medications, it prepares the emergency eye care provider with the information and tools necessary to effectively triage and manage common eye emergencies.

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