The Complete Guide to Ocular History Taking

Author: Janice K. Ledford
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556423691
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Medical

The Complete Guide to Ocular History Taking is a handy reference tool while administering an eye exam to a patient, making it ideal for on-the-job training. Because it is organized by topic, this manual is quick and easy to use. An accurate history is crucial in any eye exam. In this book, Jan Ledford not only advises you on patient confidentiality and how to condense a lengthy narrative, but also provides tips on patient rapport. Specific questions to ask the patient are included regarding ocular and systemic disorders, visual and physical symptoms, and medications. This handy manual will lead you in the right direction to increase efficiency and accuracy in ocular history taking.

Clinical Skills for the Ophthalmic Examination

Author: Lindy DuBois
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556427492
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

The step-by-step, instructional guide for the most common ophthalmic instruments and procedures has been updated to a second edition. This book provides details on tests frequently performed in the office and provides instructions on the proper way to perform them. The author focuses on presenting fundamental instruction in a clear and easy-to-use manual. Essential chapters, such as those on patient history, medications, allergies, and refractive surgery have been updated to offer critical information for the ophthalmic professional.

The Eye Exam

Author: Gary S. Schwartz
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556427557
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

The Eye Exam: A Complete Guide is a handy reference with a primary focus on developing history and exam skills for all professionals working with patients in the eye clinic. Written in an easy and practical format, The Eye Exam presents the proper way to perform a history and physical examination on an eye patient. The opening chapters will educate the reader on how to perform an eye history on adults, as well as special indications and techniques for examining children. Also included are chapters on the foundation of basic optics and how to perform a proper distance and near refraction exams. The Eye Exam concludes with how to perform various examination techniques and how to record the findings. Dr. Gary Schwartz includes only the essential information about ophthalmic examinations, so that the reader is not bogged down with unnecessary information about diseases and treatments. The Eye Exam is perfect for the eye clinic novice wanting to learn the basics and be proficient with performing routine eye exams, as well as the experienced clinician looking to enrich existing skills and understanding of the eye exam techniques. Physical Exam Topics Include: Subjective and objective refraction Near refraction Color vision Pupil exam Motilities Alignment Slit lamp examination Intraocular pressure determination Gonioscopy Retina examination Additional features: Helpful question and answer sections at the end of most chapters Common abbreviations used in the eye clinic Eye medications Surgical procedures A pocket guide of the necessary components of the basic eye history and physical exam

Ophthalmic Medications and Pharmacology

Author: Brian Duvall
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556427506
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

For those who are new to the subject, ocular pharmacology can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming topic.nbsp; Ophthalmic Medications and Pharmacology, Second Edition is a reader-friendly guide that provides a quick review and basic clinical reference of ocular pharmacology. nbsp; In this updated and revised second edition, Drs. Duvall and Kershner present an overview to the medication and drugs found most commonly in ophthalmic practice without overwhelming those professionals new to the subject.nbsp; nbsp; Ophthalmic Medications and Pharmacology concisely reviews commonly used and prescribed medications, how they work, dosage, therapeutic use, and potential side effects.nbsp; This new edition also highlights key information for patients about the medications they encounter and are prescribed in the clinic. nbsp; Ophthalmic staff, students, and research professionals looking for an introduction and basic go-to guide will welcome having a copy of Ophthalmic Medications and Pharmacology by their side. New to this edition: ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; An appendix focused on the drug approval process. ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; A chapter on retinal therapies. ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Study icons to assist in the learning process. ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; New coverage of vasoconstrictors. nbsp; nbsp;

The Ophthalmic Assistant

Author: Harold Aaron Stein
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 032303330X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Simply written and well illustrated, this New Edition provides all the practical information ophthalmic and optometric assistants and technicians need to complete their day-to-day tasks, including paramedical training, ophthalmic technology, and efficient ophthalmic office management. It also serves as a useful guide for ophthalmic practice, featuring up-to-date coverage of ophthalmic diseases, surgical procedures, the latest medications, and the newest contact lenses. Readers will also find detailed information on the latest equipment used in practice and the skills required to understand the use of each piece in the clinical setting. Features useful appendices that provide quick reference to hospital/practice forms for learning efficient patient record keeping, conversion tables, numerous language translations, ocular emergencies, pharmaceuticals, and more. Includes an easy-to-access glossary of ophthalmic terminology used in practice. Presents chapter outlines and self-assessment questions. Features the latest advances in cataract, refractive, and strabismus eye surgery, as well as the latest pharmacologic agents. Discusses the hottest topics in the field, such as phacoemulsification, MRI, and pediatric ophthalmology. Includes new chapters on wavefront and custom ablation · topography · computerized COT · optical dispensing · ethics and confidentiality · and ophthalmic assisting for international medical personnel. Presents an expanded section on ophthalmic terminology that includes more optometric entries, as well as and expanded translations section featuring Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Offers more comprehensive and practical information on the certification/recertification process for ophthalmic and optometric assistants. Uses new full-color images throughout to provide a better visual guide to identifying ophthalmic disorders, explaining difficult concepts-including surgical techniques-and showing the newest equipment used in ophthalmology and optometry. With 21 contributing experts

Certified Ophthalmic Technician Exam Review Manual

Author: Janice K. Ledford
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556426488
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

The Certified Ophthalmic Technician Exam Review Manual, Second Edition delivers the essentials you need for certification as an ophthalmic technician. Updated to include the latest JCAHPO® criteria, this helpful resource contains over 1,300 exam-style questions and explanatory answers covering everything you need to know. Learn new study habits, adopt effective test-taking strategies, and polish your understanding of important subjects with this helpful manual. Topics covered include contact lenses, pharmacology, photography and motility, advanced optics, tonometry, and much more. Photographs and diagrams complement the material by providing visual interpretation. A brand name drug list is also included for your reference. Certified Ophthalmic Technician Exam Review Manual, Second Edition is an excellent learning text for students seeking to develop their knowledge in the field of eyecare, as well as a useful reference for physicians. Features: Study tips and hints. An "Answers by Category" section that allows students to identify weak areas. Explanatory answers for every question. Computer testing information.

A Handbook of Ophthalmic Standards and Procedures

Author: Lynn Ring
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 9781910451519
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Medical

This handbook of ophthalmic nursing standards and procedures has been developed to assist healthcare professionals working in a wide range of ophthalmic settings, and also to provide the patient with safe and consistent ophthalmic nursing care. Ophthalmic care is constantly changing and progressing, with new technical roles being introduced all the time. The authors discovered within their own unit that new healthcare professionals, both registered and non-registered, were often shown slightly different ways of doing things by more experienced members of the team, which led to confusion. They felt it was a bit like driving; bad habits can easily slip into everyday practice. For this reason, they developed standards of care to act as a benchmark for the ophthalmic practitioner. Written in response to a widely expressed need for greater clarity and consistency, this highly regarded book offers a comprehensive one-stop resource for all ophthalmic practitioners, whether they are registered nurses, healthcare assistants or ophthalmic technicians. This new edition has been revised to make the text even clearer and bring all the guidance up to date, covering communication, visual acuity testing, ocular medications, the ophthalmic outpatient department, biometry, the ophthalmic accident and emergency department, the slit lamp and tonometry, additional standards using specific equipment, and suggested documentation for providing evidence of development and competence. Sections include: Communication Visual Acuity Testing Ocular Medications The Ophthalmic Outpatient Department Biometry The Ophthalmic Accident and Emergency Department Slit Lamp and Tonometry Additional Standards Using Specific Equipment Next Steps Using Standards

Contact Lenses

Author: Ken Daniels
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556423454
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Medical

The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals is a series that provides fundamental and advanced material with a clinical approach to clinicians and students. A special effort was made to include information needed for the certification exams in ophthalmic and optometric assisting, as well as for surgical assistants, opticians, plus low vision, and contact lens examiners. Perfect for the optometric and ophthalmic tech, this well-illustrated text includes detailed how-to's that will make contact lens fitting and patient education easy. The author starts with ocular anatomy and how it is affected by contact lens wear. Other topics include lens design and materials, patient selection and examination procedures, and fitting of both soft and rigid lenses (including astigmatic designs). Information on patient instruction, care of products, lens verification/modification, complications, and special fitting situations are also covered.

Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist Exam Review Manual

Author: Janice K. Ledford
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556424221
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Medical

The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals is a series that provides fundamental and advanced material with a clinical approach to clinicians and students. A special effort was made to include information needed for the certification exams in ophthalmic and optometric assisting, low vision, surgical assisting, opticianry, and contact lens examiners. The Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist Exam Review Manual is a review book designed for those preparing for the COMT® certification exam. This manual offers some 600 multiple-choice questions on every topic listed in the test criteria, including advanced levels of tonometry, visual fields, color vision, clinical optics, motility, photography, pharmacology, and general medical knowledge. Material that is unique to COMTs, such as microbiology and special instruments & techniques, are also covered. Explanatory answers, often with supporting illustrations and tables as well as the reference from which the material was obtained, are offered to round out your study experience. Suggested study texts are listed, along with an appendix on how to take a practical examination.

Handbook of Clinical Ophthalmology for Eyecare Professionals

Author: Janice K. Ledford
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556424649
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals is a series that provides fundamental and advanced material with a clinical approach to clinicians and students. A special effort was made to include information needed for the certification exams in ophthalmic and optometric assisting, low vision, surgical assisting, opticianry, and contact lens examiners. This handbook is a compilation of information from books in the Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals. This book serves as an ophthalmic pocket companion for the eyecare paraprofessional, complementary to the entire series. With 100 tables and illustrations throughout the text, the reader will find this an extremely useful guide covering essentially every aspect of patient care. Tables regarding tests, drugs, disorders, motility, first aid, microbiology, and more will have you pulling this book out frequently, even in the exam room. The condensed format makes it ideal for studying as well.

Ocular Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Al Lens
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556427921
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Updated to include new material for beginners in ophthalmology and optometry, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Second Edition is an essential text that covers a range of fundamental information for students and clinicians. With collaborations from Al Lens, Sheila Coyne Nemeth, and Janice K. Ledford, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Second Edition now begins with a jump-start chapter to overview the topic for those new to the field of eye care. Chapter two delves into embryology—a topic rarely covered—and addresses each structure of the eye, including the bony orbit, eyebrows, eye lids, lacrimal system, extraocular muscles, and the globe. While the text continues to emphasize normal anatomy, each chapter contains a glossary of common disorders. Also included is a description of diagnostic methods for examining various tissues. The physiology of various structures and systems is explained, including the visual pathway, the inflammatory response, immunology, binocular vision, refractive errors, and accommodation. To enhance the reader's understanding of each topic, illustrations are provided. Features of the Second Edition: • New jump-start chapter for beginners • Details on diagnostic methods for each structure or segment, including optical coherence tomography and retinal thickness analysis • Glossary of common disorders at the end of each chapter With new features and information, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Second Edition is a valuable text for ophthalmic and optometric assistants, training facilities, and practices, as well as beginners in the field of eye care, including sales representatives and pre-med students.

The Little Eye Book

Author: Janice K. Ledford
Publisher: Slack
ISBN: 1556428847
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

An introduction to the field of eye care, providing a description of ocular anatomy and physiology, discussing things that can go wrong with the eyes, and looking at basic examination techniques and patient services, treatments, and surgery.

The Skeffington Perspective of the Behavioral Model of Optometric Data Analysis and Vision Care

Author: Earl P. Schmitt O.D Ed.D D.O.S.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452027927
Release Date: 2006-04-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

No systematic analysis of optometric clinical data can be undertaken unless the findings are referred to a logical model that allows comparisons to be made of interaction characteristics that exist between the accommodative and convergence mechanisms inherent to the human vision system. Concomitantly, many of the concepts applied during any such analytical process are based on hypothetical constructs. This text re-examines the elements originally proposed by Dr. A.M. Skeffington, and offers a revised insight into how performance changes may occur as individual visual behavior adapts to the impact of environmental demands. In-depth research and extensive references attempt to substantiate the Skeffington paradigm of professional vision analysis. Long-standing challenges to the optometric profession are identified. As presented, the contents are appropriate for use as a classroom text, for reference, and for identifying areas for clinical research.

The Retinoscopy Book

Author: John M. Corboy
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556426232
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

For over 25 years, The Retinoscopy Book: An Introductory Manual for Eye Care Professionals has been the only basic instruction manual designed specifically to teach the art of clinical retinoscopy. This best-selling classic has been updated and revised to include the latest changes involving the retinoscope, and to meet the developing needs of students in ophthalmology and optometry. Sections on minus cylinders, concave mirror retinoscopy for high refractive errors, and a catalog of instruments have been expanded to reflect the most recent innovations. New sections on retinoscopy after refractive surgery and instrument maintenance are unique to this fifth edition. This text is designed to supplement the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) instruction courses for technicians or to facilitate a do-it-yourself training program for ophthalmology residents, ophthalmic technicians, optometry students, and other eye care professionals in training. Figures and illustrations supplement time-tested exercises to facilitate learning. The user-friendly format prevalent throughout the text enables students to develop a complete understanding of the retinoscope and its many uses.

Optics for Clinicians

Author: Melvin L. Rubin
Publisher: Triad Publishing Company (FL)
ISBN: 0937404349
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Eye