The Ophthalmic Exam: An Introduction to Techniques and Instrumentation for Evaluation is an excellent reference for everyone new to the eye clinic. With a primary focus on developing history and exam skills, this handy reference delivers the fundamentals on a range of physical exam topics including refraction, retina exam, and alignment. Written in an easy and practical format, ""The Ophthalmic Exam"" presents the proper way to perform a history and physical examination on an eye patient. The opening chapter will educate the reader on how to perform an eye history on adults and children. Also included are chapters on the foundation of basic optics and how to perform a proper distance and near refraction exams. The book concludes by teaching the reader how to perform various examination techniques and how to record the findings. Dr Gary Schwartz includes only the essential information about ophthalmic examinations, so as to not bog down the reader with in-depth information about diseases. Important concepts are reinforced by including a helpful question and answer section at the end of most chapters. ""The Ophthalmic Exam"" is perfect for the eye clinic novice wanting to learn the basics and increase their familiarity with performing routine eye exams, as well as the experienced physician looking to fine tune their skills. Physical Exam topics include: Subjective and Objective Refraction, Near Refraction, Color vision, Pupil exam, Motilities, Alignment, Slit lamp examination, Intraocular pressure, determination, Gonioscopy and Retina examination.
Gary S. Schwartz, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist in private practice in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches optics, refraction, and surgical techniques to ophthalmology residents and ophthalmic technologist students. He has received awards for his skills as a teacher from both medical students and ophthalmology residents at the University of Minnesota.