Clinical Medicine in Optometric Practice

By

  • Bruce Muchnick, OD, Chief of Optometry, Coatesville Veterans Administration Medical Center, Coatesville, PA

This updated new edition is a practical guide to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of systemic disorders as they relate to primary eye care. It incorporates a multidisciplinary approach, from the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, to testing and diagnosis methods, to medical and surgical management. Clinical Medicine in Optometric Practice, 2nd Edition provides the reader with the information needed to make informed decisions about patient management, such as identifying symptoms and their related disorders, and knowing when to refer patients to a medical specialist.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-02961-2


Table of Contents

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES:

1. The Physical Exam

2. The Neurologic Exam

3. Laboratory Medicine

4. Radiology

CLINICAL MEDICINE IN OPTOMETRIC PRACTICE:

5. Cardiovascular Disease

6. Cerebrovascular Disease

7. Renal Disease

8. Pulmonary Disease

9. Thyroid-eye Disease

10. Diabetes Mellitus

11. Collagen-vascular Disease

12. Gastrointestinal Disease

13. Infectious Diseases

14. Hematology and Oncology

15. Handling In-office Medical Emergencies

THE EYE IN SYSTEMIC DISEASE:

16. The Anterior Segment in Systemic Disease (Uveitis)

17. The Posterior Segment in Systemic Disease

PHARMACOLOGY AND THE EYE

Appendix i: Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Drugs

Appendix ii: Systemic Manifestations of Ocular Drugs