Little Eye Book: A Pupil's Guide to Understanding Ophthalmology / Edition 2

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Overview

The Little Eye Book: A Pupil's Guide to Understanding Ophthalmology is an easy-to-understand introduction to the field of eye care that has been updated into a new Second Edition. This book is written with the non-physician in mind, so you won't be bogged down with heavy details, yet every basic fact that you need is right here. With photographs as well as drawings and helpful tables and charts, this conversational-style text packs a big punch. Beginning with an illustrated description of ocular anatomy, the book sweeps you into the workings of vision with hardly a blink, where you'll learn what happens when light meets the eye. But life is never perfect, and sometimes the eye isn't either. You'll get a good overview of disorders and trauma, from lids to optic nerves. The all-important red eye has a section all its own, including symptoms, signs, what's an emergency and what's not. A chapter on eye symptoms and their potential causes will help you understand patients' complaints. New to the Second Edition: A chapter on refractive errors and their correction, including a section on glasses and contact lenses New technology topics including optical coherence tomography, scanning laser tomography, wavefront analysis and more Updated information on medications and refractive surgery Includes over 65 figures and 10 tables Written by Janice K. Ledford, an eyecare professional with over 26 years of experience, The Little Eye Book: A Pupil's Guide to Understanding Ophthalmology, Second Edition is perfect for anyone who works in the eye care industry or with patients, but isn't an ophthalmologist.

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From The Critics
Reviewer: Brian Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Family Eye Care)
Description: This is the second edition of an introduction to the field of ophthalmology. The first edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: This is as an easy-to-read introduction to eye care for the nonphysician. It would make an ideal guide for nontechnical office personnel in an eye care practice or for any nonmedical professional desiring to learn more about the eye and eye care.
Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about the eye, refractive conditions, or the equipment used to diagnose and manage refractive conditions will benefit from this short book. In particular, eye care receptionists and pharmaceutical or frame sales people will find it most useful. It is far too basic for technicians or those who work directly with patients on a day-to-day basis.
Features: Written in layman's terminology, this book is remarkably comprehensive for being so small and compact. It begins with basic anatomy and an introduction to how the eye works both medically and optically. Most of the book is dedicated to describing the various conditions that can affect the eye, from diseases and infections to hereditary and systemic applications. Various diagrams and tables help readers to visualize and quickly understand the concepts. The photos are appropriate, but in black and white, which occasionally makes it difficult to completely visualize some conditions of the eye. New to the second edition is a helpful section on glasses and contact lenses.
Assessment: This book is a joy to read. The author makes learning about the eye fun with humor and a relaxed approach to learning. The book is easy to carry and would be great for office personnel or for those in related fields needing a working knowledge of the eye and eye care.
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Reviewer: Brian Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Family Eye Care)
Description: This is the second edition of an introduction to the field of ophthalmology. The first edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: This is as an easy-to-read introduction to eye care for the nonphysician. It would make an ideal guide for nontechnical office personnel in an eye care practice or for any nonmedical professional desiring to learn more about the eye and eye care.
Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about the eye, refractive conditions, or the equipment used to diagnose and manage refractive conditions will benefit from this short book. In particular, eye care receptionists and pharmaceutical or frame sales people will find it most useful. It is far too basic for technicians or those who work directly with patients on a day-to-day basis.
Features: Written in layman's terminology, this book is remarkably comprehensive for being so small and compact. It begins with basic anatomy and an introduction to how the eye works both medically and optically. Most of the book is dedicated to describing the various conditions that can affect the eye, from diseases and infections to hereditary and systemic applications. Various diagrams and tables help readers to visualize and quickly understand the concepts. The photos are appropriate, but in black and white, which occasionally makes it difficult to completely visualize some conditions of the eye. New to the second edition is a helpful section on glasses and contact lenses.
Assessment: This book is a joy to read. The author makes learning about the eye fun with humor and a relaxed approach to learning. The book is easy to carry and would be great for office personnel or for those in related fields needing a working knowledge of the eye and eye care.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556428845
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 492,397
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Janice K. Ledford, COMT, who probably won't answer you unless you call her Jan, has been in the field of eye care since 1982. Through on-the-job training, self study, and wonderful mentors, she advanced through the ranks to obtain her certification as an Ophthalmic Medical Technologist in 1988. She currently works part-time at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC, and with Dr. Charles Kirby at both Biltmore Vision Center and East Side Optical, also in Asheville. The Little Eye Book, Second Edition is her 17th book for the eye care professional (all published by SLACK Incorporated). She is also the coauthor of The Crystal Clear Guide to Sight for Life (Starburst Publishers, 1996), which is written for the layperson. Journals that have published her work include Contact Lens Spectrum, Ophthalmology, Annals of Ophthalmology and Glaucoma, The Journal of Ophthalmic Nursing and Technology, Phaco and Foldables, Ophthalmology World News, and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In 1993 she was awarded the Achievement in Ophthalmology by Alcon Surgical for coauthorship of the side approach cataract technique. Jan’s writing talents are not limited to eye care or even to nonfiction. In addition to two novels, she has also published and/or won awards for her short stories and poetry. Jan lives in the mountains of western North Carolina with her two cats, Angel and Nadia. Her son Collin is a college student at Southwestern Carolina Community College in Cullowhee, NC. Her oldest son T.J. is a Master at Arms in the U.S. Navy. Daughter-in-law Kelly and the grands (Katie and A.J.) live in Georgia.
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Table of Contents


Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction

Chapter 1. What’s In There
(Ocular Anatomy)

Chapter 2. How It Works
(Ocular Physiology)

Chapter 3. Oh Say Can You See
(Refractive Errors, Glasses, and Other
Delights)

Chapter 4. What Can Go Wrong
(Common Eye Disorders and Trauma)

Chapter 5. Crazy Eyes, Lazy Eyes, and
Getting on Your Nerves
(Strabismus, Amblyopia, and Neurology)

Chapter 6. What’s Going On?
(Ocular Symptoms and Potential
Diagnoses)

Chapter 7. Checking It Out
(Basic Examination Techniques and Patient Services)

Chapter 8. Checking It Further
(Overview of Ocular Tests)

Chapter 9. Fixing It
(Overview of Ophthalmic Surgery)

Chapter 10. Treating It
(Pharmacology)

Bibliography
Index

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