The Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant (The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals)

The Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant (The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals)

By: Sharon Stecik (author), Regina Boess-Lott (author)Paperback

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This text contains basic guidelines and typical scenarios that the ophthalmic surgical assistant needs to know. It begins with the operative patient, including preoperative testing and consents, and travels through the operating room experience. Topics include gowning and gloving, perparing trays and tables, and sterilization techniques. Detailed descriptions of common operative procedures involving the orbit, lids, lens, cornea, and retina are also included. Operative notes are written on a minute-to-minute basis so the reader can become familiar with the instruments and other implements, and the order in which they are used. This text will help prepare the ophthalmic surgical assistant for any setting, whether it be hospital or office based.

About Author

Regina Boess-Lott, RN, CRNO received her associates degree in nursing science in 1986 from Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA. In 1991, she achieved the status of a Certified Registered Nurse in Ophthalmology (CRNO). Regina is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN) and is the current Administrative Director of Clinical and Laser Services for Total Eye Care Centers, based in Levittown, PA. She has over 16 years experience in the field of ophthalmology, including comprehensive operating room and clinical care. Sharon Steick, also a graduate of Bucks County Community College, has been in the field of ophthalmology since 1976. Since 1990, she has held her current position as Practice Administrator at Total Eye Care Centers. A 1983 graduate of the Ophthalmic Technician's Program at the Eye Institute of New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ, Sharon has had the opportunity to work in both clinical and surgical care. She is an active member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators.


The Study Icons; Preoperative Counselling and Informed Consent; Ophthalmic Diagnosis Testing - An Overview; Anaesthesia and Pharmacology; Disinfection and Sterilization Techniques; Preoperative Scrubbing, Gowning, and Gloving Procedures; Operative Setup, Ophthalmic Draping, and Sterile Technique; Handle With Care - Microsurgical Instrument Preparation; Oculoplastics - Lids, Lacrimal System, and Removal of the Eye; Extraocular Muscles; Cornea; Refractive Surgery; Glaucoma; Cataract; Retina and Vitreous.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781556424038
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781556424038
  • ISBN10: 1556424035

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