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cover image - The Ophthalmic Assistant,10th Edition
ISBN: 9780323394772
Page Count: 894
Imprint: Elsevier
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The Ophthalmic Assistant, 10th Edition

by Harold A. Stein, MD, MSC(Ophth), FRCS(C), DOMS(London), Raymond M. Stein, MD, FRCS(C) and Melvin I. Freeman, MD, FACS


cover image - The Ophthalmic Assistant,10th Edition
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Now in its tenth edition, the best-selling The Ophthalmic Assistant, by Drs. Harold A. Stein, Raymond M. Stein, and Melvin I. Freeman, is your go-to resource for practical, up-to-date guidance on ocular diseases, surgical procedures, medications, and equipment, as well as paramedical procedures and office management in the ophthalmology, optometry, opticianry or eye care settings. Thoroughly updated content and more than 1,000 full-color illustrations cover all the knowledge and skills you need for your day-to-day duties as well as success on certification and recertification exams. This comprehensive text provides essential learning and practical guidance for ophthalmic assistants, technicians, medical technologists, physician assistants, and all others involved in ocular care, helping each become a valuable asset to the eye care team.

    • Full-color visual guidance for identification of ophthalmic disorders, explanations of difficult concepts, and depictions of the newest equipment used in ophthalmology and optometry.
    • Quick-reference appendices provide hospital/practice forms for more efficient patient record keeping, conversion tables, and numerous language translations, plus information on ocular emergencies, pharmaceuticals, and more.
    • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
    • Updated throughout with the latest information on basic science, new testing procedures, new equipment, the role of the assistant in the practice, and an expanded chapter on OCT imaging.
    • A new bonus color image atlas tests your clinical recognition of disease and disorders of the eye.
    • Four brand-new chapters cover the latest industry advances regarding dry eye, vision function and impairment, uveitis, and surgical correction of presbyopia.
  • 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. Vision function and impairment

    10. Understanding ophthalmic equipment

    11. Refractive errors and how to correct them

    12. History of spectacles

    13. Facts about glasses

    14. Rigid contact lenses: basics

    15. Soft contact lenses

    16. Advanced techniques in soft and rigid contact lens fitting

    17. Dry eyes

    18. Managing a contact lens practice

    19. Visual fields

    20. Automated visual field testing

    Section Three: Common Clinical Eye Problems or Common Clinical Conditions

    21. Ocular Injuries

    22. The urgent case

    23. Common eye disorders

    24. Common retinal disorders

    25. Glaucoma

    26. Uveitis

    27. Examination of the newborn, infant and small child

    28. Maintenance of ophthalmic equipment and instruments

    Section Four: Surgical Technique

    29. Aseptic technique and minor office surgery

    30. The operative patient

    31. Highlights of ocular surgery

    32. Surgical Correction of Presbyopia

    33. Assisting the Surgeon

    34. Lasers in ophthalmology

    35. Ambulatory surgery

    36. Refractive surgery

    37. Corneal Collagen Cross Linking in the Management of ectatic diseases

    38. Wavefront aberrations and custom ablation

    Section Five: Ocular imaging

    39. Optical coherence tomography

    40. Computerized corneal topography

    41. Specular microscopy

    42. Diagnostic ultrasound

    Section Six: Special procedures

    43. Ocular motility and binocular vision

    44. Ophthalmic photography

    45. Visual aids for the partially sighted

    Section Seven: Community ocular programs

    46. Blind persons in the modern world

    47. Art and the eye

    48. Reading problems in children

    49. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    Section Eight: Expanded roles in eye care delivery

    50. Computers in ophthalmic practice

    Section Nine: Role of assistants in eye care

    51. Allied health personnel in ophthalmology

    52. Ophthalmology ethics

    53. Ophthalmic allied health personnel: scope of practice

    54. Testing of ophthalmic skills

    55. The development of ophthalmic assistants in North America

    56. Ophthalmic assisting in the international community and in the prevention of blindness

    Section Ten: Atlas of Clinical Ophthalmic Disorders

    57. Atlas of Clinical Ophthalmic Disorders

  • 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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