Investigative Techniques and Ocular Examination


  • Sandip Doshi, PhD, MCOptom, Optometrist in private practice, Hove, East Sussex, UK; Examiner, College of Optometrists, London, UK; Formerly Clinical Editor, Optician journal
  • William Harvey, MCOptom, Visiting Clinician and Boots Opticians' Tutor Practitioner, Fight for Sight Optometry Clinic, City University, London, UK; Clinical Editor, Optician, Reed Business Information, Sutton, UK; Examiner, College of Optometrists, London, UK

Based on a highly successful series of articles published through the "Optician" journal, this text outlines the range of clinical ocular investigative techniques available to the optometrist and dispensing optician. High-quality, full-color illustrations accompany clear descriptions of all clinical procedures associated with effective ocular examination, from the basics of how to use the slit lamp to more complex visual field assessments such as the examination of ocular blood flow. Clinical, comprehensive and contemporary, this practical text relates knowledge to practice by outlining the benefits, advantages, disadvantages, and pitfalls of each procedure, as well as when and where to use it. This book is an invaluable clinical handbook for anyone involved in the examination of the eye.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • Imprint: BH OPTICIAN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5404-3

Table of Contents

Part I. Basic Examination and Assessment
1. Assessment of Vision
2. The Slit Lamp and Its Uses
3. Examination of the Posterior Segment
4. Examination of the Visual Fields
5. Examination of Intraocular Pressure
6. Examination of Colour Vision

Part II. Advanced Examination and Assessment
7. Advanced Examination of Vision
8. Gonioscopy
9. Posterior Segment Imaging
10. Examination of Ocular Blood Flow
11. Colorimetry
12. Advance Visual Field Assessment

Part III. Visual Field Assessment
13. Interpretation of Field Assessment Data
14. Field Loss in Glaucoma
15. Field Loss in Neurological Disease
16. Artifacts of Field Assessments. Use of the Amsler Grid

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