Ophthalmology: Investigation and Examination Techniques


  • C. James, MA, DM, FRCS, FRCOphth, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Stoke Mandeville Hospital NHS Trust, Aylesbury, UK
  • Larry Benjamin, FRCS, FRCOphth, DO, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology, Stoke Mandeville Hospital NHS Trust, Buckinghamshire, UK

Clear, concise, and clinical, this unique reference offers a comprehensive overview of the basic techniques needed for ocular examination and diagnosis. Abundantly illustrated, it presents the principles of each technique, provides guidance on choosing the appropriate approach, explains how to perform them, offers examples of when each technique should be used, and lists their common indications and potential pitfalls.
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Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Trainees, Residents, Students, Ophthalmic Assistants, Ophthalmic Techs, Ophthalmic Nurses


Book information

  • Published: August 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7586-4

Table of Contents

1. The assessment of vision
2. The Slit Lamp
3. Tonometry
4. Gonioscopy
5. Examination of the retina and optic disc
6. Optical and anatomical assessment of the cornea
7. Testing the visual field
8. Examination of the orbit and ocular adnexae
9. Ocular motility examination
10. The pupils
11. Microbiological examination and investigation
12. Ultrasound techniques in ophthalmology
13. Biometry
14. Radiological techniques in ophthalmic investigation
15. Clinical visual electrophysiology
16. Fluorescein angiography (FA)
17. New imaging techniques: retina/optic nerve