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The Ophthalmic Assistant Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

The Ophthalmic Assistant Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition

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Excel in your clinical responsibilities with The Ophthalmic Assistant. Whether you work in an ophthalmology, optometry, or opticianry setting, this best-selling reference delivers expert practical, up-to-date guidance on ocular diseases, surgical procedures, medications, and equipment as well as paramedical procedures and office management - providing all the knowledge and skills you need to be a valuable asset to your team. A real "how-to" textbook.

  • 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.
  • Optimize your results with OCT imaging and other innovative technologies used in today’s ophthalmic offices, clinics, and hospitals.

  • Stay up to date with new drugs being used to treat a diverse range of eye diseases and disorders.

  • Learn how to assist the newest refractive cataract surgery procedures.

  • Update your knowledge of CPR procedures.

  • Access the fully searchable contents online, plus a downloadable image gallery, at www.expertconsult.com.

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 Six: Community Ocular Programs

42 Blind persons in the modern world

43 Art and the eye

44 Reading problems in children

45 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Section Seven: Expanded Roles in Eye Care Delivery

46 Computers in ophthalmic practice

Section Eight: Role of Assistants in Eye Care

47 Allied health personnel in ophthalmology

48 Ophthalmology ethics

49 Ophthalmic allied health personnel: scope of practice

50 Testing of ophthalmic skills

51 The development of ophthalmic assistants in North America

52 Assisting in the international community and in the prevention of blindness

Harold A. Stein, MD, MSC(Ophth), FRCS(C), DOMS(London), 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 M. Stein, MD, FRCS(C), Medical Director, Maxwell K. Bochner Eye Institute, Toronto, Ontario; Associate 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 and Melvin I. Freeman, MD, FACS, 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 Head of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Clinic and Medical Center, Seattle, WA; Past President, Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, St. Paul, MN; Past President, Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, Birmingham, AL

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