The Optometrist

The Optometrist's Practitioner-Patient Manual

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. There are many occasions in clinical practice when a picture will tell a thousand words. For all optometrists who would like to be able to show their patients simple, clear and high quality illustrations of procedures and conditions, The OPTOMETRIST'S PRACTITIONER-PATIENT MANUAL is the answer. Moving through anatomy, spectacle lenses, abnormal conditions, contact lenses and binocular vision, this practical and durable handbook is an excellent chair-side aid for practitioners to help patients understand their ocular conditions. It can help you explain why specific tests are being advised or a certain optical aid is being prescribed. Wth full colour throughout and incorporating patient reading charts, this unique manual encourages patient understanding, patient compliance and loyalty whilst being a real time-saver for practitioners. No practice should be without it!

Spiral Bound, 146 Pages

Published: June 2008

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-7539-0

Contents

  • Reading Charts

    SECTION 1 THE EYE

    1. The Eye – Frontal View
    2. Cross Section of the Eye
    3. The Fundus with differing Pigment Levels
    4. Nerve Pathway
    5. Refractive Errors
    6. Presbyopia
    7. Why do I see better in good light or if I screw up my eyes?
    8. What does 6/6 or 20/20 mean?
    9. Surgical Correction of Focal Errors

    SECTION 2 SPECTACLE LENSES

    11. Bifocal/Multifocal Types
    12. Progressive Lenses
    13. Effect of Refractive Index and Lens Diameter on Thickness
    14. Lenticulated Lenses
    15. Refractive Index Effects
    16. Anti-Reflection Coatings
    17. Polarizing Lenses
    18. DriveWear Lenses

    SECTION 3 ABNORMAL CONDITIONS

    ANTERIOR EYE

    19. Belpharitis - Anterior
    * Blepharitis - Posterior
    20. Cataract
    * Cataract Surgery
    * Capsular opacification
    21. Corneal Grafting
    22. Colour vision
    23. Cysts and Styes
    24. Dendritic Ulcers
    25. Dry Eyes
    26. Fuchs Dystrophy
    27. Glaucoma
    * Causes of Glaucoma
    * The optic Disc
    * Disc Haemorrhage
    * Visual Field Screening in Glaucoma
    28. Pinguecula and Pterygia
    29. Subluxated Lens
    30. Tears Drainage
    31. Watering Eyes

    POSTERIOR EYE

    32. Asteroid Hyalosis
    33. Cholesterol Plaque
    34. Choroidal Naevus
    35. Corneal Bullae
    36. Diabetic Changes
    37. Drusen
    38. Epiretinal Membrane
    39. Posterior Vitreous Detachment
    40. Macular Degeneration - Amsler Grid
    41. Macular Degeneration
    42. Myopic Degenration
    43. Toxoplasmosis
    44. Retinal Detachment
    45. Venous Occlusion
    * Branch
    * Central
    46. Visual Fields
    47. Visual Fields - Other Losses

    SECTION 4 CONTACT LENSES

    48. RGP Fit Assessment
    49. Astigmatic Orientation
    50. Contact Lens Markings
    51. Inside Out Determination
    52. GPC/CLPC
    53. SEALs
    54. Keratoconus
    55. Ortho-K
    56. Lens Deposits
    57. Lens Handling
    58. Soft Lens Removal
    59. RGP Removal

    SECTION 5 BINOCULAR VISION

    60. The Extra-ocular Muscles
    61. Strabismus
    62. Suppression Areas
    63. Phorias
    64. Divergence Excess
    65. Convergence Insufficiency
    66. Accommodative Insufficiency

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