Cataract

Detection, Measurement and Management in Optometric Practice

By

  • William Douthwaite, MSc, PhD, FBCO, DCLP, Professor of Optometry, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
  • Mark Hurst, PhD, BSc, FBCO, Lecturer in Optometry, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

Cataract affects at least fifty million people worldwide. Conventional methods of correction have always been thick spectacles and surgery. With the current changes in the approach to cataract treatment, the optometrist's role in the early detection and management of cataract is crucial.
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Book information

  • Published: December 1993
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-0369-0


Table of Contents

Introduction; Biochemistry; Cataract types; Signs, symptoms and patient management; New techniques; Assessment of neural function behind cataract; The ophthalmologists point of view; Correction of aphakia by spectacle lenses, contact lenses, intraocular implants; The medical treatment of cataract.