The Ophthalmic Assistant: A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel (9th Revised edition)

The Ophthalmic Assistant: A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel (9th Revised edition)

By: Melvin I. Freeman (author), Raymond M. Stein (author), Harold A. Stein (author)Mixed Media

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Excel in your clinical responsibilities with "The Ophthalmic Assistant". Whether you work in an ophthalmology, optometry, or opticianry setting, this best-selling reference delivers expert practical, up-to-date guidance on ocular diseases, surgical procedures, medications, and equipment as well as paramedical procedures and office management - providing all the knowledge and skills you need to be a valuable asset to your team. It is a real "how-to" textbook.


Section One: Basic Sciences 1 Anatomy of the eye 2 Physiology of the eye 3 Optics 4 Pharmacology 5 Microbiology Section Two: Clinical Practice 6 Office efficiency and public relations 7 History taking 8 Preliminary examination 9 Understanding ophthalmic equipment 10 Refractive errors and how to correct them 11 History of spectacles 12 Facts about glasses 13 Rigid contact lenses: basics 14 Soft contact lenses 15 Advance techniques in soft and rigid contact lense fitting 16 Managing a contact lense practice 17 Visual fields 18 Automated visual field testing 19 Ocular Injuries 20 The urgent case 21 Common eye disorders 22 Common retinal disorders 23 Glaucoma 24 Examination of the newborn, infant and small child 25 Maintenance of ophthalmic equipment and instruments Section Three: Surgical Techniques 26 Aseptic technique and minor office surgery 27 The operative patient 28 Highlights of ocular surgery 29 Assisting the Surgeon 30 Lasers in ophthalmology 31 Ambulatory surgery 32 Refractive surgery 33 Corneal Collagen Cross Linking: A Major Breakthrough in the Management of Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, and Ectasia after LASIK 34 Wavefront aberrations and custom ablation Section Four: Ocular imaging 35 Optical coherence tomography 36 Computerized corneal topography 37 Specular microscopy 38 Diagnostic ultrasound Section Five: Special procedures 39 Ocular motility and binocular vision 40 Ophthalmic photography 41 Visual aids for the partially sighted Section Six: Community Ocular Programs 42 Blind persons in the modern world 43 Art and the eye 44 Reading problems in children 45 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Section Seven: Expanded Roles in Eye Care Delivery 46 Computers in ophthalmic practice Section Eight: Role of Assistants in Eye Care 47 Allied health personnel in ophthalmology 48 Ophthalmology ethics 49 Ophthalmic allied health personnel: scope of practice 50 Testing of ophthalmic skills 51 The development of ophthalmic assistants in North America 52 Assisting in the international community and in the prevention of blindness

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781455710690
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 928
  • ID: 9781455710690
  • weight: 1950
  • ISBN10: 1455710695
  • edition: 9th Revised edition

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