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.

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

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.

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.


Author: Mark Rosenfield
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780750687782
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

From the fundamental science of vision to clinical techniques and the management of common ocular conditions, this book encompasses the essence of contemporary optometric practice. Now in full colour and featuring over 400 new illustrations, it has been revised significantly.

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.

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;

Clinical Guide to Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Author: David A. Lee
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 0865777667
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Medical

To keep pace in today's competitive environment, comprehensive ophthalmologists must broaden the scope of their practice while still offering the highest standard of care in a time-pressured setting. This authoritative new text- in a clear a, user-friendly format- provides the wide coverage and quick access demanded in day-to-day practice. The book's practical, patient-oriented approach gives pointers for carrying out an examination and determining diagnosis and treatment strategies. To enable quick access to needed information, the text begins with the patient's presenting signs and symptoms, and progresses to in-depth coverage of individual clinical disorders. All are arranged by anatomical and functional systems. This is the ideal choice for practitioners and residents who need an authoritative and practical resource for quick, everyday reference.

Vaughan Asbury s General Ophthalmology

Author: Paul Riordan-Eva
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
ISBN: 0071378316
Release Date: 2003-10-22
Genre: Medical

The world’s most popular ophthalmology text! Thoroughly updated, this text covers the state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of all major diseases and disorders of the eye in adults and children. Generously illustrated with high quality clinical photographs and excellent drawings. Includes high-tech diagnostic and therapeutic information as well as a comprehensive glossary and handy, easy-to-use tables.

Vaughan Asbury s General Ophthalmology 18th Edition

Author: Paul Riordan-Eva
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071634205
Release Date: 2011-05-17
Genre: Medical

The most concise, current, and comprehensive overview of general ophthalmology – extensively revised and updated A Doody's Core Title for 2011! For five decades, General Ophthalmology has offered authoritative, state-of-the-art coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of all major ophthalmic diseases, as well as neurological and systemic diseases causing visual disturbances. The eighteenth edition builds on this tradition of excellence by offering an increased number of color illustrations, new chapters, and major revisions of existing chapters – to deliver all-inclusive coverage that encompasses pathophysiology, basic science, and the latest clinical perspectives. A must-read for medical students, ophthalmology residents, practicing ophthalmologists, nurses, optometrists, clinicians in other fields of medicine and surgery, and health-related professionals, the eighteenth edition of General Ophthalmology features: New chapters on Ophthalmic Emergencies, Causes and Prevention of Vision Loss, Vision Rehabilitation, and Functional Vision Score A glossary of terms relating to the eye Contributions from more than thirty international experts Extensive updates and revisions throughout to reflect the latest findings and advances

A Case Based Guide to Eye Pain

Author: Michael S. Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319651217
Release Date: 2017-11-15
Genre: Medical

Diagnosing a patient with unexplained ocular pain can be time-consuming and difficult, but taking an anatomic approach and excluding causes along the way can aid in the diagnosis. This book provides the reader with a systematic evaluation plan for these cases, written and edited by leaders in the field. A Case-Based Guide to Eye Pain is written for both ophthalmologists and neuro-ophthalmologists since there are not enough neuro-ophthalmologists to treat the number of patients with unexplained ocular pain and general ophthalmologists are having to take on the diagnosis and treatment of these patients. Organized in an easy-to-use manner, each case covers the following key elements: the chief complaint, history of the present illness, the examination, assessment and plan, follow-up, alternate perspective, summary points, and key references. Tables are also available to help the reader rapidly sort through cases that may apply to a sign, symptom, historical feature, diagnostic test or treatment option. This allows the practitioner who has a patient with a particular concern to use the tables to identify a case discussion. Additionally, A Case-based Guide to Eye Pain includes an appendices with the general approach to eye pain and anatomy of the trigeminal pathway and its relation to eye pain.

The Complete Guide to Refractive Surgery

Author: Susan Giffin
ISBN: UOM:39015043713778
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Cornea

At last, a consumer's guide for anyone afflicted with nearsightedness, farsightedness & astigmatism. Everything you need to know, from learning the difference between an ophthalmologist & an diagnosing refractive deciding which corrective measure best suits you & your lifestyle. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO REFRACTIVE SURGERY offers insights into the Soviet development of RK surgery (& U.S. refinements), development in Mexico of surgical procedures to correct farsightedness & astigmatism, pros & cons of the Excimer Laser (PRK) procedure, & other surgical & non-surgical treatments, with emphasis on LASIK, the culmination of a refractive surgeon's dreams ." Based largely on the surgical practice of the author, Stanley C. Grandon, M.D., Director, The Eye Surgery Institute, Dearborn, MI, one of the world's leading refractive surgeons, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO REFRACTIVE SURGERY updates an earlier edition of the same name, published in 1995. The book contains writings & opinions of other refractive surgeons. Patton Publishing, 313-271-7833 or FAX 313-336-9033, 15601 Woodland Dr. #201, Dearborn, MI 48120. Website: