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The Ophthalmic Assistant


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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


an all-in-one book covering a multitude of areas . particularly useful for anyone starting out requiring basic information

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