The Ophthalmic Assistant: A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel / Edition 8

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Simply written and well illustrated, this New Edition provides all the practical information ophthalmic and optometric assistants and technicians need to complete their day-to-day tasks, including paramedical training, ophthalmic technology, and efficient ophthalmic office management. It also serves as a useful guide for ophthalmic practice, featuring up-to-date coverage of ophthalmic diseases, surgical procedures, the latest medications, and the newest contact lenses. Readers will also find detailed information on the latest equipment used in practice and the skills required to understand the use of each piece in the clinical setting.
  • Features useful appendices that provide quick reference to hospital/practice forms for learning efficient patient record keeping, conversion tables, numerous language translations, ocular emergencies, pharmaceuticals, and more.
  • Includes an easy-to-access glossary of ophthalmic terminology used in practice.
  • Presents chapter outlines and self-assessment questions.
  • Features the latest advances in cataract, refractive, and strabismus eye surgery, as well as the latest pharmacologic agents.
  • Discusses the hottest topics in the field, such as phacoemulsification, MRI, and pediatric ophthalmology.
  • Includes new chapters on wavefront and custom ablation · topography · computerized COT · optical dispensing · ethics and confidentiality · and ophthalmic assisting for international medical personnel.
  • Presents an expanded section on ophthalmic terminology that includes more optometric entries, as well as and expanded translations section featuring Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • Offers more comprehensive and practical information on the certification/recertification process for ophthalmic and optometric assistants.
  • Uses new full-color images throughout to provide a better visual guide to identifying ophthalmic disorders, explaining difficult concepts—including surgical techniques—and showing the newest equipment used in ophthalmology and optometry.

With 21 contributing experts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323033305
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/27/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 BASIC SCIENCES

1. Anatomy of the eye

2. Physiology of the eye

3. Optics

4. Pharmacology

5. Microbiology

Part 2 CLINICAL PRACTICE

6. Office efficiency and public relations

7. History taking

8. Preliminary examination

9. Understanding ophthalmic equipment

10. Refractive errors and how to correct them

11. History of Spectacles

12. Facts about glassses

13. Rigid contact lenses: basics

14. Soft contact lenses

15. Advanced techniques in soft and rigid contact lens fitting

16. Managing a contact lens practice

17. Visual fields

18. Automated visual field testing

19. Ocular injuries

20. The urgent case

21. Common eye disorders

22. Common retinal disorders

23. Glaucoma

24. Examination of the newborn, infant and small child

25. Maintenance of ophthalmic equipment and instruments

26. Diagnostic Ultrasound

Part 3 SURGICAL TECHNIQUES

27. Aseptic technique and minor office surgery

28. The operative patient

29. Highlights of ocular surgery

30. Assisting the surgeon

31. Lasers in ophthalmology

32. Ambulatory surgery

33. Computerized Corneal topography

34. Refractive surgery - part 1 patient selection counseling and examination

35. Wavefront and Custom Laser

Part 4 SPECIAL PROCEDURES

36. Ocular motility and binocular vision

37. Ophthalmic photography

38. Visual aids for the partially sighted

Part 5 COMMUNITY OCULAR PROGRAMS

39. Blind persons in a modern world

40. to production

41. Reading problems in children

42. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Part 6 EXPANDED ROLES IN EYE CARE DELIVERY

43. Computers in the ophthalmic practice

Part 7 THE ROLE OF ASSISTANTS IN EYE CARE

44. The role of ophthalmic medical personnel in clinical ophthalmology practice

45. Ethics

46. Medical Legal Aspects

47. Testing of Ophthalmic Skills

48. The Development of ophthalmic assistants in North America

49. Assisting the international community to prevent blindness

Appendices

01 Office supplies in common use

02 Estimating visual loss

03 Short forms in clinical use

04 Vision and driving

05 Optical constants of the eye

06 Metric conversion

07 Diopter to millimeters radius conversion tables

08 Vertex conversion table

09 Diopters of corneal refracting power

10 Compensation for effect of vertex distances (used when plus lens is moved from the eye)

11 Compensation for effect of vertex distances (used when plus lens is moved toward the eye)

12 Dioptric curves for extended range of keratometer

13 Translations of commonly asked questions and commands

14 Ocular emergencies

15 Principles of informed consent

16 Current ophthalmic pharmaceuticals

Glossary

Supplemental Readings

Index

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