Fundamentals for Ophthalmic Technical Personnel

Edited by

  • Latif Hamed, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service, Medical Director, Orthoptic Training Program, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

By

  • Barbara Cassin, MEd, CO, COMT, Former Program Director, Ophthalmic Technology Training Program, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

This textbook discusses ophthalmic sciences, neuroanatomy, and optics in detail, and includes full coverage of technical skills and pathology. The skills are explained in an easy-to-follow procedure format, with many illustrations. It includes numerous examples to better convey concepts, as well as an appendix and practice problems to demonstrate ophthalmic calculations.
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Book information

  • Published: May 1995
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-4931-3


Table of Contents

Section I. Basic Ophthalmic Sciences: Eyeball Anatomy and Physiology. Anatomy of the Skull and Orbit. Blood Supply. Pharmacology. Photochemistry of Vision. Section II. Neuroanatomy: Nervous System. Sensory Visual Pathway. Central Nervous System. Supranuclear Mechanisms. Peripheral Nervous System. Autonomic Nervous System. Section III. Optics: Physical Optics. Geometric Optics. Physiological Optics. Section IV. Ophthalmic Technical Skills: Basic Skills: History Taking. Visual Assessment. Clinical Visual Psychophysics. Biomicroscopy. Tonometry. Refractometry. Lensometry. Keratometry. Interpupillary Distance. Exophthalmometry. Biometry. Introduction to Perimetry. Manual Perimetry. Automated Perimetry. Ocular Motility: Binocular Function. Ocular Motility: Strabismus Evaluation. Ocular Motility: Incomitant Deviations. Contact Lenses. Ophthalmic Photography. Surgical Assisting. Examination Strategy. Section V. Abnormalities of the Eyes: Eye Disorders. Eye Diseases. Appendices. Index.