ISBN: 9780323370387
Page Count: 928
Imprint: Saunders
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The Ophthalmic Assistant Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition

by Harold A. Stein, MD, MSC(Ophth), FRCS(C), DOMS(London), Raymond M. Stein, MD, FRCS(C) and Melvin I. Freeman, MD, FACS
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323370387
Page Count: 928
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $84.99
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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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