The Ophthalmic Assistant

9th Edition

A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel: Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors:

  • Harold Stein
  • Raymond Stein
  • Melvin Freeman
  • Key Features

    • Consult this full-color visual guide for identification of ophthalmic disorders, explanations of difficult concepts, and depictions of the newest equipment used in ophthalmology and optometry – with over 1,000 illustrations.
    • Refer to the practical appendices for quick-reference information on hospital/practice forms for more efficient patient record keeping, conversion tables, numerous language translations, ocular emergencies, pharmaceuticals, and more.
    • Update your practical knowledge of ophthalmic tests and procedures.
    • Confidently prepare for certification or recertification exams with comprehensive and practical information on the exam process for ophthalmic and optometric assistants.

    Table of Contents

    Section One: Basic Sciences

    1 Anatomy of the eye

    2 Physiology of the eye

    3 Optics

    4 Pharmacology

    5 Microbiology

    Section Two: Clinical Practice

    6 Office efficiency and public relations

    7 History taking

    8 Preliminary examination

    9 Understanding ophthalmic equipment

    10 Refractive errors and how to correct them

    11 History of spectacles

    12 Facts about glasses

    13 Rigid contact lenses: basics

    14 Soft contact lenses

    15 Advance techniques in soft and rigid contact lense fitting

    16 Managing a contact lense practice

    17 Visual fields

    18 Automated visual field testing

    19 Ocular Injuries

    20 The urgent case

    21 Common eye disorders

    22 Common retinal disorders

    23 Glaucoma

    24 Examination of the newborn, infant and small child

    25 Maintenance of ophthalmic equipment and instruments

    Section Three: Surgical Techniques

    26 Aseptic technique and minor office surgery

    27 The operative patient

    28 Highlights of ocular surgery

    29 Assisting the Surgeon

    30 Lasers in ophthalmology

    31 Ambulatory surgery

    32 Refractive surgery

    33 Corneal Collagen Cross Linking: A Major Breakthrough in the Management of Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, and Ectasia after LASIK

    34 Wavefront aberrations and custom ablation

    Section Four: Ocular imaging

    35 Optical coherence tomography

    36 Computerized corneal topography

    37 Specular microscopy

    38 Diagnostic ultrasound

    Section Five: Special procedures

    39 Ocular motility and binocular vision

    40 Ophthalmic photography

    41 Visual aids for the partially sighted

    Section S

    Details

    No. of pages:
    928
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2013
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9781455710690
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323249003

    About the authors

    Harold Stein

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Maxwell K. Bochner Eye Institute, Toronto, Ontario; Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Senior Attending Ophthalmologist, Scarborough General Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario; Attending Ophthalmologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario; Past President, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, Ottawa, Ontario; Past President, Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, St. Paul, MN; Director, Professional Continuing Education, Centennial College of Applied Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Raymond Stein

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Medical Director, Maxwell K. Bochner Eye Institute, Toronto, Ontario; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Chief, Department of Ophthalmology, Scarborough General Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario; Attending Ophthalmologist, Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto, Ontario; Past President, Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Orleans, Ontario

    Melvin Freeman

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA; Affiliate Clinical Investigator,Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA; Past Heat of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Clinic and Medical Center, Seattle, WA; Past President, Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, St. Paul, MN; Pastr President, Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, Birmingham, AL