Ocular Anatomy and Physiology / Edition 2

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Overview

Updated to include new material for beginners in ophthalmology and optometry,Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Second Edition is an essential text that covers a range of fundamental information for students and clinicians.

With collaborations from Al Lens, Sheila Coyne Nemeth, and Janice K. Ledford, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Second Edition now begins with a jump-start chapter to overview the topic for those new to the field of eye care. Chapter two delves into embryology—a topic rarely covered—and addresses each structure of the eye, including the bony orbit, eyebrows, eye lids, lacrimal system, extraocular muscles, and the globe.

While the text continues to emphasize normal anatomy, each chapter contains a glossary of common disorders. Also included is a description of diagnostic methods for examining various tissues. The physiology of various structures and systems is explained, including the visual pathway, the inflammatory response, immunology, binocular vision, refractive errors, and accommodation. To enhance the reader’s understanding of each topic, illustrations are provided.

Features of the Second Edition:
• New jump-start chapter for beginners
• Details on diagnostic methods for each structure or segment, including optical coherence tomography and retinal thickness analysis
• Glossary of common disorders at the end of each chapter

With new features and information, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Second Edition is a valuable text for ophthalmic and optometric assistants, training facilities, and practices, as well as beginners in the field of eye care, including sales representatives and pre-med students.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Brian Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Family Eye Care)
Description: This is the second edition of a book on the fundamental anatomy and physiology of the human eye. The first edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: "This book not only describes the various structures of the human eye, but also explains how these structures and tissues interact and function together to produce vision. Common refractive and ocular conditions are also included. There are very few books on ocular anatomy written at this level, making this a very worthwhile contribution. "
Audience: Appropriately, the book is directed at ophthalmic and optometric technicians and assistants, nurses, sales representatives, and anyone interested in learning more about the eye.
Features: "It begins with the embryonic development of the eye and the surrounding structures that support it, but the majority of the book is focused on describing the various components that comprise the eye itself, systematically going from the front towards the back. During the various lessons of anatomy, special attention is paid to areas that are associated with common ocular disorders such as glaucoma. This allows students to better visualize these disorders and how they affect the eye. Key points begin each chapter, while definitions of ocular disorders end them. Overall, the illustrations are of good quality and appropriate for helping readers learn the material. However, the use of black-and-white rather than color images sometimes makes it hard to visualize some aspects of the eye. "
Assessment: This primer is highly recommended for students or anyone interesting in learning about the human eye. It does not get bogged down in complicated or confusing terminology, but instead offers a basic, yet fairly comprehensive introduction to the human eye. New information in this edition justifies replacing the previous one. Because of its format, it is enjoyable to read and makes learning about the structures of the eye interesting and memorable.
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Reviewer: Brian Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Family Eye Care)
Description: This is the second edition of a book on the fundamental anatomy and physiology of the human eye. The first edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: This book not only describes the various structures of the human eye, but also explains how these structures and tissues interact and function together to produce vision. Common refractive and ocular conditions are also included. There are very few books on ocular anatomy written at this level, making this a very worthwhile contribution.
Audience: Appropriately, the book is directed at ophthalmic and optometric technicians and assistants, nurses, sales representatives, and anyone interested in learning more about the eye.
Features: It begins with the embryonic development of the eye and the surrounding structures that support it, but the majority of the book is focused on describing the various components that comprise the eye itself, systematically going from the front towards the back. During the various lessons of anatomy, special attention is paid to areas that are associated with common ocular disorders such as glaucoma. This allows students to better visualize these disorders and how they affect the eye. Key points begin each chapter, while definitions of ocular disorders end them. Overall, the illustrations are of good quality and appropriate for helping readers learn the material. However, the use of black-and-white rather than color images sometimes makes it hard to visualize some aspects of the eye.
Assessment: This primer is highly recommended for students or anyone interesting in learning about the human eye. It does not get bogged down in complicated or confusing terminology, but instead offers a basic, yet fairly comprehensive introduction to the human eye. New information in this edition justifies replacing the previous one. Because of its format, it is enjoyable to read and makes learning about the structures of the eye interesting and memorable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556427923
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,180,563
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Al Lens, COMT, began his career in ophthalmology in 1986 at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He developed a comprehensive training program to teach new ophthalmic assistants at the clinic where he worked. He then began lecturing at various conferences across North America and Saudi Arabia. His other published works include Ophthalmic Assisting Guide; Optics, Retinoscopy and Refractometry, Second Edition; LASIK for Technicians; and Cataract and Glaucoma for Eyecare Paraprofessionals. Currently, Al works at various clinics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Sheila Coyne Nemeth, COMT, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of New Hampshire and graduated from the Boston University Ophthalmic Technology program. Her career path has included working with Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and as a program director of ophthalmic technology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Currently, she resides in Corrales, New Mexico, where she has a consulting company called Eye of the Wolf LLC. She has been coauthor and researcher on multiple National Institute of Health research grants, with an interest in image processing analysis of retinal images. Her husband George and her two teenagers, Ben and Natalie, keep her quite active.

Janice K. Ledford, COMT, has become well known in ophthalmic assisting circles, especially among those studying for certification exams. Her many text books and articles continue to contribute to the field of eye care. In addition to writing, editing, and teaching, Jan works for Dr. Charles Kirby as well as the Veterans Administration Eye Clinic in Asheville, North Carolina. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her two cats. Next time you see her, she would love to tell you about her kids and grandkids.

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Table of Contents

Contents 

Dedications
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Contributing Authors
Introduction

Chapter 1 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology Jump-Start
Al Lens, COMT

Chapter 2 Embryology and Eye Development
Tammy Langley, COT and Janice K. Ledford, COMT

Chapter 3 The Bony Orbit
Sheila Coyne Nemeth, COMT; Carolyn Shea, COMT; and
Mark Schluter,?MD

Chapter 4 Eyebrows, Eyelids, and the Lacrimal System
Tammy Langley, COT and Janice K. Ledford, COMT

Chapter 5 Extraocular Muscles and the Globe
Carolyn Shea, COMT; Sheila Coyne Nemeth, COMT;
and Janice K. Ledford, COMT

Chapter 6 Conjunctiva, Episclera, and Sclera
Sheila Coyne Nemeth, COMT and Carolyn Shea, COMT

Chapter 7 The Cornea
Tammy Langley,?COT and Janice K. Ledford, COMT

Chapter 8 Anterior and Posterior Chambers
Carolyn Shea, COMT; Sheila Coyne Nemeth, COMT; Mark DiSclafani, MD;
and R. Rand Allingham, MD

Chapter 9 The Posterior Segment
Sheila Coyne Nemeth, COMT; Carolyn Shea, COMT; Mark DiSclafani, MD;
and Mark Schluter,?MD

Chapter 10 Visual Pathway
Al Lens, COMT

Chapter 11 Nerve Supply
Al Lens, COMT

Chapter 12 Vascular Supply and Lymphatics
Al Lens, COMT

Chapter 13 Inflammatory Response
Al Lens, COMT

Chapter 14 Binocular Vision
Al Lens, COMT

Chapter 15 Physiologic Optics
Al Lens, COMT

Chapter 16 Refractive Errors and Conditions
Al Lens, COMT

Bibliography

Index

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