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Ophthalmic Emergencies 

Ophthalmic Emergencies
Chapter:
Ophthalmic Emergencies
Author(s):

Jerry Nolan

, Jasmeet Soar

, and Monica Baird

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199588978.003.0058
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date: 31 October 2020

Penetrating eye injury 338

Retinal detachment340

A penetrating eye injury may warrant emergency surgery in an unfasted patient—discuss timing of surgery with surgeon.

There is a risk of loss of vitreous during the induction of anaesthesia and during positioning—intraocular pressure (IOP) control is important....

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