Ophthalmology: Investigation and Examination Techniques - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750675864, 9780702031946

Ophthalmology: Investigation and Examination Techniques

1st Edition

Authors: Bruce James Larry Benjamin
Paperback ISBN: 9780750675864
eBook ISBN: 9780702031946
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 24th August 2006
Page Count: 256


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.

Key Features

  • Offers a full chapter covering new imaging techniques for the retina and optic nerve.
  • Features abundantly illustrated guidance in a clear format for a quick visual reference.
  • Explores standard assessment procedures as well as microbiological examination and investigation, ultrasound and radiological evaluation, clinical visual electrophysiology, and fluorescein angiography.

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


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About the Author

Bruce James

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Stoke Mandeville Hospital NHS Trust, Aylesbury, UK

Larry Benjamin

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology, Stoke Mandeville Hospital NHS Trust, Buckinghamshire, UK