Last Minute Optics: A Concise Review of Optics, Refraction, and Contact Lenses / Edition 2

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Overview

The popular optics review manual, Last-Minute Optics: A Concise Review of Optics, Refraction, and Contact Lenses, has been revised and updated into a Second Edition. This unique resource boils down the overwhelming subject matter of clinical optics and refraction, helping the ophthalmologist cover the essentials in a single review manual. The content is based upon the practical experience of two clinically-active experts who lecture on ophthalmic optics around the world. This updated Second Edition by Drs. David G. Hunter and Constance E. West includes new questions added to selected chapters and a new chapter covering refractive surgery, as well as a key chapter that helps you evaluate patients with symptoms related directly to optical or refractive concerns. The complex concepts of optics are revealed in easy-to-understand explanations enhanced by simple illustrations. Last-Minute Optics, Second Edition allows you to test your knowledge while increasing your understanding of optics. Designed in a clear, concise, question-and-answer format, this book allows for self-assessment and a chance to test your understanding before you read the answer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556429279
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,143,604
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


David G. Hunter, MD, PhD is Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and the Richard M. Robb Chair of Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital Boston. He is also the Vice Chair and Associate Professor of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hunter obtained a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Rice University and a PhD (in Cell Biology) and MD from Baylor College of Medicine. After he completed an ophthalmology residency at Harvard's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, he received fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology with Drs. David Guyton and Michael Repka at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hunter lectures on optics and refraction for ophthalmologists-in-training around the world. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (2006-2012) and Vice President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2010). His clinical and research interests focus on strabismus and amblyopia.   

Constance E. West, MD
 graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in chemical engineering. Dr. West then received her MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at Washington University and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute. She is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati and Director of the Division of Ophthalmology and the Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her clinical practice is devoted to pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus.
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Table of Contents

Dedication v

Figure List viii

Table List ix

Acknowledgments xi

About the Authors xiii

Introduction to the First Edition xv

Introduction to the Second Edition xvii

Section 1 Basic Principles 1

Section 2 Vergence, Lenses, Objects, and Images 7

Section 3 The Model Eye 15

Section 4 Visual Acuity Testing 19

Section 5 Refraction and Optical Dispensing 23

Section 6 Lens Effectivity and Vertex Distance 31

Section 7 Accommodation, Presbyopia, and Bifocals 37

Section 8 Astigmatism 45

Section 9 Aberrations, Distortions, and Irregularities 57

Section 10 Contact Lenses 61

Section 11 Intraocular Lenses 65

Section 12 Refractive Surgery 71

Section 13 Magnification and Telescopes 75

Section 14 Low Vision 81

Section 15 Mirrors 85

Section 16 Prisms and Diplopia 89

Section 17 Instruments 99

Section 18 Good People, Bad Optics: The Dissatisfied Patient 111

Section 19 Important Formulas 115

Index 119

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