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Emergency, Acute and Rapid Access Ophthalmology

Practical, Clinical and Managerial Aspects


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Josephine Duvall-Young
    Pages 1-3
  3. Clinical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 7-16
    3. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 17-23
    4. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 25-35
    5. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 37-64
    6. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 65-86
    7. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 87-92
    8. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 93-94
    9. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 95-101
    10. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 103-105
  4. Leading an Emergency and Rapid Access Service

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 109-111
    3. Josephine Duvall-Young
      Pages 113-129
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 131-135

About this book


This book provides a concise and practical overview of hospital based emergency, urgent and rapid access service in Ophthalmology. Specialist consultants who wish to broaden their knowledge of the various ophthalmic conditions seen in clinical emergencies will find this book to be a useful go-to guide. Advice is given on establishing an ophthalmic emergency and rapid access service, and a series of chapters cover the management of emergency eye conditions.

Emergency, Acute and Rapid Access Ophthalmology is a must read for all ophthalmic professionals in the UK and worldwide who are dealing with the growing demand for emergency eye care services and the increasing sub-specialization within Ophthalmology. 


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ophthalmology DepartmentWirral University Teaching Hospital NHSBirkenheadUK

About the authors

Josephine Duvall-Young trained in general Ophthalmology largely at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh, and took up a fellowship in experimental eye research studying the mechanisms of macular disease at the University of Illinois under Professor MOM Tso. She was appointed consultant ophthalmologist in the NHS at Walton Hospital, now Aintree Hospitals, Liverpool, and later at South Buckinghamshire NHS Trust, developing a special interest in macular and hereditary eye disease. She is currently a consultant at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University NHS Trust. When she joined Arrowe Park in 2014, she recognised the evolution of ophthalmology into numerous subspecialties with the result that the general ophthalmologist was a disappearing breed. She saw the need for a consultant to take over the management of emergency and urgent patients and developed an emergency and acute service within the ophthalmology department. Since then, emergency and acute service has been recognised by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists as a subspecialty of ophthalmology. Mrs Duvall-Young has participated in hospital management throughout her career and enjoys sharing her managerial and clinical experience through teaching. She has been an examiner for the FRCS(Ophth)Ed and the FRCOphth for over 20 years.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Emergency, Acute and Rapid Access Ophthalmology
  • Book Subtitle Practical, Clinical and Managerial Aspects
  • Authors Josephine Duvall-Young
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-92368-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06418-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-92369-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 135
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
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