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Updated and revised, the 4th Edition of this reader-friendly reference presents straightforward guidelines for proper contact lens fitting. Covering today's full range of contact lens types, it also explores how to manage some of the major complications of contact lens wear. Devoid of extraneous optical theory, it focuses on the "hands-on" information that readers need to know in order to provide complete well-eye care.
• Uses a reader-friendly, easy-to-understand writing style that makes correct fitting techniques easy to understand and apply.
• Includes tips on unusual fitting procedures, such as toric fitting and bifocal fitting.
• Contains guidance on advanced fitting techniques for keratoconus, toric lenses, and tinted contact lenses.
• Offers valuable appendices of conversion tables, compensation values, drugs commonly used in ophthalmology, and more.
• Covers all the latest topics, including refractive surgery and the use of contact lenses, bifocal contact lenses, disposable contact lenses, and the newest rigid gas-permeable lenses.
• Contains a wealth of new chapters addressing corneal topography, contact lens wear and ocular allergy, AIDS and contact lenses, and other timely subjects.
• Includes a wealth of new illustrations that demonstrate key principles and techniques.
• Features a new co-editor, Dr. Melvin Freemanpast president of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists.
• Presents a new appendix that translates commonly asked questions and instructions into more than 12 different languages, facilitating communication with non-English-speaking patients.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.30(d)|
Table of Contents
Part I: Fundamentals
1 Anatomy of Physiology of the Cornea
2 Basic Terminology
3 Assessment of the Prospective Contact Lens Wearer
4 Examination of the Anterior Ocular Surface and Tear Film – Joshua E. Josephson
5 Patient Selection: Finding the Right Lens for the Right Patient
6 Soft Lenses: Characteristics, Advantages, and Disadvantages
Part II: Basic Fitting: An Approach to Lens-Fitting and Small Volume Fitter
7 Office Evaluation and Verification of Soft Lenses
8 General Guidelines for Fitting Soft Lenses
9 Fitting Methods for Soft Lenses
10 Handling of Soft Lenses: Insertion, Removal, and Wearing
11 Care Systems for Soft Lenses
12 Tinted Contact Lenses – Harold A. Stein and Leroy G. Meschel
13 Problems Associated with Soft Lenses
Section Two: Rigid Lenses
14 History of Contact Lenses
15 Systems for Lens Ordering
16 Insertion and Removal Techniques
17 Office Modification of Rigid Lenses – Penny Cook Pilliar and Karosh Nikeghbal
18 Lens Solutions for Cleaning and Disinfecting Rigid Lenses
19 Adaptive Systems for Rigid Lenses
20 Fitting Problems and Their Solutions
21 Complications of Rigid Lenses
22 How to Ensure Your Rigid Lenses Are What You Ordered – G. Peter Halberg and Harold A. Stein
Section Three: Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
23 Rigid Gas-Permeable Lens (RGP): Materials, Design, and Fitting – Harold A. Stein and Phyllis Rakow
24 Rigid Aspheric Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses – Phyllis Rakow
Part III: Fitting Guide For More Advanced Fitters
26 The Correction of Astigmatism with Contact Lenses
27 Toric Lens Fitting – Peter R. Kastl
28 Fitting the Presyope Bifocal Contact Lens: Rigid and Soft – Lynn Maund
29 Special Uses for Rigid and Soft Lenses
30 Aphakic and Pseudoaphakic Rigid and Soft Lenses
31 Extended-Wear Lenses
32 Disposable Contact Lenses – Melvin Freeman
33 Therapeutic Contact Lenses – James V. Aquavella
34 Practical Problems and Their Solutions: Case Analysis – Harold A. Stein and Jean-Pierre Chartrand
35 Corneal Topography and Computerized Contact Lens Fitting – Michael A. Ward
Part IV: Complications of Contact Lens Wearer
36 Problems Associated with Current Care Systems – James E. Key and John F. Morgan
37 Endothelial Response to Contact Lenses
38 Epithelial and Subepithelial Complications of Contact Lenses
39 Serious Corneal Complications of Contact Lenses and Their Management
40 Contact Lens Wear and Ocular Allergy – Peter Doshik
Part V: Contact Lens Practice
41 How to Start a Contact Lens Practice – James E. Key and Carole L. Mobley
42 Management of a Contact Lens Practice
43 Practical Business Aspects of a Contact Lens Practice
44 The Role of Contact Lenses in a Refractive Practice
45 Computers in a Contact Lens Practice – Alan Mandelberg
46 Cosmetics and Contact Lens Wear
47 AIDS and Contact Lenses – Charles B. Slonim
48 Overview of Ophthalmic Photography – Csaba L. Martonyi
A Thickness Conversion Table
B Conversion Tables for Diopters to Millimeters of Radius
C Conversion of Spectacle Lens Power Worn at Various Distances to Equivalent Contact Lens Power
D Table of Sagittal Values
E Conversion Table Relating Diopters of Corneal Refracting Power to Millimeters of Radius of Curvature
F Compensation for Effect of Vertex Distances When Plus Lens Is Moved from the Eye
G Compensation for Effect of Vertex Distances When Plus Lens Is Moved Toward the Eye
H Optical Constants of the Eye
I Sagittal Relationship of Various Base Curves and Diameters
J Dioptric Curves for Extended Range of Keratometer
K Edge-Thickness Changes as a Function of Lens Power (for Base Curve 7.6 mm)
L Estimating Visual Loss
M Drugs Commonly Used in Ophthalmology
N Abbreviations in Clinical Use
O Vision and Driving
P Acanthamoeba Keratitis: CLAO Policy Statement Revised May 1989
Q Translations of Commonly Asked Questions and Commands
R Principles of Informed Consent
S Basic Optics and Physiology