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

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

by Janice K. Ledford
 

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ISBN-10: 1556428847

ISBN-13: 9781556428845

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556428845
Publisher:
SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
369,646
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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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