Key Features

  • Comprehensive and logical coverage detailing the full spectrum of optometric practice in one volume.
  • Succinctly covers the basics of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, investigative techniques and clinical management of common eye conditions to provide key topics likely to be met in clinical practice.
  • Discusses the full range of refractive correction, from spectacles and contact lenses to surgical treatment.
  • Includes chapters on the management of special populations, including paediatric, elderly, low vision and special needs patients.
  • Heavily illustrated throughout with key diagrams and images to support the text.

Table of Contents

PART 1 Optometric Science

Chapter 1 Forming an optical image: the optical elements of the eye, WN Charman

Chapter 2 Anatomy of vision, Gary E Baker

Chapter 3 Visual development, Carol Westall

Chapter 4 The psychology of vision, James M Gilchrist

Chapter 5 Visual Performance, WN Charman

Chapter 6 Basic pharmacology relevant to the action of drugs on the eye, Michael J Doughty

Chapter 7 Diagnostic drugs, Carly Lam

Chapter 8 Therapeutic drugs, Graham Hopkins

Chapter 9 The optometric management of ocular adverse reactions to systemic medications, Bernard Gilmartin

Chapter 10 Ocular disease, Christopher Bentley and Ranjit Sandhu

Chapter 11 The development of refractive error, Nicola Logan

PART 2 Techniques

Chapter 12 Visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, Mark C Lay, Elizabeth Wickware and Mark Rosenfield

Chapter 13 Objective refraction, David A Atchinson

Chapter 14 Subjective refraction. Mark Rosenfield

Chapter 15 Clinical assessment of accommodation, Mark Rosenfield

Chapter 16 Binocular vision assessment, Bruce Evans

Chapter 17 Examination of the anterior segment of the eye, Keith Edwards, Jerome Sherman, Joan K Portello and Mark Rosenfield

Chapter 18 Examination of the posterior segment of the eye, Sherry J Bass

Chapter 19 Ocular biometry, colour vision testing and electrophysiology, Leon N Davies

Chapter 20 Visual field examination, John Flanagan

Chapter 21 Contact lenses, Lyndon Jones and Kathy Dumbleton

Chapter 22 Prescribing spectacles, Glyn Walsh

Chapter 23 Alternate vision correction, Shehzad A Naroo

Chapter 24 Intraocular pressure and Pachymetry, Shabbir Mohamed and Sunil Shah

PART 3 Management

SECTION A General Management

Chapter 25 Objectives of the eye and vision examination, Kent M Daum

Chapter 26 Communica

Details

No. of pages:
568
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Electronic ISBN:
9780702051890
Print ISBN:
9780750687782

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