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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Michael H. Cho, OD, FAAO (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Description: This book attempts to provide a basic understanding of analysis of optometric findings to diagnose accommodation and convergence dysfunctions. It describes pertinent tests and explains their significance, providing a systematic approach to diagnosing and managing patients with accommodation and convergence problems using graphical analysis.
Purpose: The purpose is to help the optometry student learn basic concepts of clinical evaluation of accommodation and convergence and to provide the fundamentals for a systematic analysis of nonstrabismic binocular problems. These worthy objectives appear to be met in the book.
Audience: This book is primarily written for first- and second-year optometry students and possibly for ophthalmology residents. This book would also be beneficial to third- and fourth-year optometry students who have had some clinical experience in primary care. This author is certainly credible and is recognized as an authority in this area.
Features: The author provides numerous graphs that are useful. Illustrations and black-and-white photographs are adequate. The references are current and in some chapters very extensive. The table of contents and index are adequate. The size of the book is good for portability in clinical use. Case presentations and practice problems are useful.
Assessment: This is a useful and clinical book that would offer optometry students a useful reference for accommodation and convergence disorders. The book is well written and easy to understand. It combines theory and clinical practice. The explanations and theories are not too extensive. This is a good, basic book on this topic.