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The ophthalmic assistant : a text for allied and associated ophthalmic personnel

Author: Harold A Stein; Raymond M Stein; Melvin I Freeman
Publisher: Philadelphia : Elsevier Mosby, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Provides various practical information ophthalmic and optometric, assistants and technicians need to complete their day-to-day tasks, including paramedical training, ophthalmic technology, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold A Stein; Raymond M Stein; Melvin I Freeman
ISBN: 032303330X 9780323033305
OCLC Number: 65404482
Description: xviii, 871 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Basic sciences: Anatomy of the eye --
Physiology of the eye --
Optics --
Pharmacology --
Microbiology --
2. Clinical practice: Office efficiency and public relations --
History taking --
Preliminary examination --
Understanding ophthalmic equipment --
Refractive errors and how to correct them --
History of spectacles --
Facts about glasses --
Rigid contact lenses: basics --
Soft contact lenses --
Advanced techniques in soft and rigid contact lens fitting --
Visual fields --
Automated visual field testing --
Ocular injuries --
The urgent case --
Common eye disorders --
Common retinal disorders --
Glaucoma --
Examination of the newborn, infant and small child --
Maintenance of ophthalmic equipment and instruments --
Diagnostic ultrasound --
3. Surgical techniques: Aseptic technique and minor office surgery --
The operative patient --
Highlights of ocular surgery --
Assisting the surgeon --
Lasers in ophthalmology --
Ambulatory surgery --
Computerized corneal topography --
Refractive surgery --
Wavefront aberrations and custom ablation --
4. Special procedures: Ocular motility and binocular vision. Ophthalmic photography --
Visual aids for the partially sighted --
5. Community ocular programs: Blind persons in the modern world --
Art and the eye --
Reading problems in children --
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation --
6. Expanded roles in eye care delivery: Computers in opthalmic practice --
7. Role of assistants in eye care: Allied health personnel in ophthalmology --
Ophthalmology ethics --
Ophthalmic allied health personnel: scope of practice --
Testing of ophthalmic skills --
The development of ophthalmic assistants in North America --
Assisting in the international community and in the prevention of blindness.
Responsibility: Harold A. Stein, Raymond M. Stein, Melvin I. Freeman.

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