Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care helps you master all of the knowledge you need to support today's growing optometric patient population. Ideal for students and practitioners alike, this well-organized, accessibly written optometry reference takes a simple, step-by-step approach to describing the commonly used primary eye care procedures you'll encounter.
- Effectively diagnose and manage your patients with succinct descriptions of today's most frequently encountered optometric techniques, supported by research evidence.
- Visualize procedures and eye disorders as clearly as possible through full-color photographs, eye diagrams, and color plates.
Chapter 1. Evidence-based eye examinations - David B Elliott
1.1 Evidence-based optometry
1.2. "Screen everybody, so I don’t miss any glaucoma": is this reasonable?
1.3. Primary eye care examination formats
Chapter 2. Communication Skills - David B Elliott
2.1 Turning anxious patients into satisfied ones
2.2 Record cards and recording
2.3 The case history
2.4 Discussion of diagnoses and management plan
2.5 Recording diagnoses and management plans.
2.6 Patient information provision
2.7 Referral letter or report.
Chapter 3. Assessment of Visual Function - David Elliott & John Flanagan
3.1. Differential diagnosis information from other assessments
3.2. Distance visual acuity
3.3. Near visual acuity (and near vision adequacy)
3.4. Central visual field screening
3.5. Central visual field analysis
3.6. Peripheral suprathreshold visual field screening
3.7. Central 10 degree visual field analysis
3.8. Visual field assessment for drivers
3.9. Gross visual field screening
3.10 Congenital colour vision
3.11 Acquired colour vision
3.12 Contrast sensitivity
3.13 Disability glare
3.14 Potential vision assessment
3.15 Assessment of macular function
Chapter 4. Refraction and Prescribing - David B Elliott
4.1. Differential diagnosis information from other assessments
4.3. Interpupillary distance (PD)
4.4. Phoropter or trial frame?
4.5. Objective refraction
4.6. Monocular Subjective Refraction
4.7. Best vision sphere (Maximum plus to maximum VA; MPMVA)
4.8. Best Vision Sphere (The plus/minus technique)
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"The chapters are well organized, the tables and figures are very useful, and the references are complete. Some chapters, especially Chapter 4, uses excellent colored images of various ocular conditions. This book certainly attains its goals as set out in the Preface and would be recommended to optometry students, residents, or practitioners wishing to review their clinical practice." Optometry and Vision Science, Vol. 91, No. 1, January 2014