Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Exam Review Manual

  • Filename: certified-ophthalmic-assistant-exam-review-manual.
  • ISBN: 1556426429
  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Janice K. Ledford
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Exam Review Manual, Second Edition is a revised edition of the best-selling exam preparation manual. It is an essential resource for anyone preparing to become certified as an ophthalmic assistant. With over 650 exam-style questions and explanatory answers, illustrations, and photographs, this user-friendly text is excellent for both learning and reviewing important eye care topics. Subjects include taking a patient history, lensometry, measuring intraocular pressure, understanding optics, and much more. This edition is also helpful for students and others studying for certification in optometry, contact lenses, and opticianry. Features: Study tips and hints. An "Answers by Category” section that allows students to identify weaknesses. Explanatory answers for every question. Latest JCAHPO criteria. Computer testing information.

Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist Exam Review Manual

  • Filename: certified-ophthalmic-medical-technologist-exam-review-manual.
  • ISBN: 1556424221
  • Release Date: 1999-01-01
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: Janice K. Ledford
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



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.

Certified Ophthalmic Technician Exam Review Manual

  • Filename: certified-ophthalmic-technician-exam-review-manual.
  • ISBN: 1556423241
  • Release Date: 1997-01-01
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Janice K. Ledford
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated



Gain the confidence you need to take the COT certification exam. This preparation manual includes over 1,000 questions covering all areas of the exam, such as clinical optics, contact lenses, ocular pharmacology, photography, & much more. Start out by refreshing your memory on study habits & learn new test-taking strategies. Follow through with your preparation by checking your responses against the explanatory answers provided to increase your understanding of the subjects addressed.

Clinical Skills for the Ophthalmic Examination

  • Filename: clinical-skills-for-the-ophthalmic-examination.
  • ISBN: 1556427492
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 122
  • Author: Lindy DuBois
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



The step-by-step, instructional guide for the most common ophthalmic instruments and procedures has been updated to a second edition. Clinical Skills for the Ophthalmic Examination: Basic Procedures, Second Edition provides details on tests frequently performed in the office and provides instructions on the proper way to perform them. Lindy DuBois 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. New to this edition: An expanded History section with a detailed patient interview to comply with new regulations. Expanded Interim History section to include patients with low vision. New sections on Exophthalmometry and A-Scan Biometry. Make Clinical Skills for the Ophthalmic Examination: Basic Procedures, Second Edition your go-to text for information on the latest procedures and instruments used in the clinic today.

The Complete Guide to Ocular History Taking

  • Filename: the-complete-guide-to-ocular-history-taking.
  • ISBN: 1556423691
  • Release Date: 1998-01-01
  • Number of pages: 137
  • Author: Janice K. Ledford
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



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.

The Slit Lamp Primer

  • Filename: the-slit-lamp-primer.
  • ISBN: 1556427476
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 146
  • Author: Janice K. Ledford
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



The Slit Lamp Primer is the complete book on the slit lamp for the ophthalmic and optometric office. Now updated into a second edition, this user-friendly introduction to the slit lamp microscope highlights the instrument's basic parts as well as examination and illumination techniques. Janice Ledford and Valerie Sanders explain more than just the fundamentals of the slit lamp. Written in a conversational style with supplemental photographs and diagrams, The Slit Lamp Primer delves into issues concerning the normal, postoperative, and problematic eye. Features of the patient history, including medications, are examined in light of the possible slit lamp findings. Detailed notes for proper documentation are included, along with tables to give guidelines for subjective grading of the findings. Updated and key features: The examination of patients on various systemic medications with a list of drugs that may have side effects visible with the slit lamp The examination of post-operative patients, with a new section that focuses on patients who have undergone refractive surgery Up-to-date study icons, key points listed at the beginning of each chapter, and "What the Patient Needs to Know" sidebars Photographs and descriptions of parts and care of the slit lamp Atlas of photographs of the normal eye Photographs of pathology Tables to assist in contact lens evaluation The Slit Lamp Primer, Second Edition is a valuable addition to the reference library of any ophthalmic and optometric paraprofessional or student. Explore the workings of a useful and effective instrument with the most practical and user-friendly book on the subject available today.

Ophthalmic Medications and Pharmacology

  • Filename: ophthalmic-medications-and-pharmacology.
  • ISBN: 1556427506
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 130
  • Author: Brian Duvall
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



For those who are new to the subject, ocular pharmacology can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming topic. Ophthalmic Medications and Pharmacology, Second Edition is a reader-friendly guide that provides a quick review and basic clinical reference of ocular pharmacology. 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. Ophthalmic Medications and Pharmacology concisely reviews commonly used and prescribed medications, how they work, dosage, therapeutic use, and potential side effects. This new edition also highlights key information for patients about the medications they encounter and are prescribed in the clinic. 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: � An appendix focused on the drug approval process. � A chapter on retinal therapies. � Study icons to assist in the learning process. � New coverage of vasoconstrictors.

The Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant

  • Filename: the-ophthalmic-surgical-assistant.
  • ISBN: 1556424035
  • Release Date: 1999-01-01
  • Number of pages: 125
  • Author: Regina Boess-Lott
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



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. This book contains basic guidelines and typical scenarios that the ophthalmic surgical assistant needs to know. The text begins with the operative patient, including preoperative testing and consents, and travels through the operating room experience. Topics include gowning and gloving, preparing trays and tables, and sterilization techniques. Detailed descriptions of common operative procedures such as plastics, cataract, corneal, and retinal procedures are also included. Operative notes are written on a minute-by-minute basis so the reader can become familiar with the instruments and other implements, and the order in which they are used. This text will help prepare the ophthalmic assistant for any setting, whether it be hospital or office based.

Visual Fields

  • Filename: visual-fields.
  • ISBN: 1556423632
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: Neil T. Choplin
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



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. Visual Fields, by Neil T. Choplin, MD, and Russell P. Edwards MD, discusses the anatomic basis for visual field defects, reviews the methods for testing problems in the visual fields, and gives guidelines for interpretation. The first section provides a foundation of visual fields including description, common terminology, and anatomy. Specifically, the authors highlight how lesions within the visual pathways give rise to visual field defects. The second section outlines the methods of testing, from basic to advanced. The book emphasizes efficiency in testing areas in a number of clinical settings. An entire chapter is dedicated to common errors in visual field testing and ways to minimize them. The final section includes an atlas of common visual field defects due to glaucoma, neurological disease, and other medical conditions. Advancements in visual field testing equipment and software for automated perimeters are thoroughly researched and reviewed.

Handbook of Clinical Ophthalmology for Eyecare Professionals

  • Filename: handbook-of-clinical-ophthalmology-for-eyecare-professionals.
  • ISBN: 9781556424649
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: Janice K. Ledford
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



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.

Clinical Ocular Photography

  • Filename: clinical-ocular-photography.
  • ISBN: 1556423772
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 140
  • Author: Denise Cunningham
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



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 concise, easy-to-read manual is an excellent introduction to the fundamental techniques of film based imaging of the eye. With a back-to-basics approach this text will reduce any fear or anxiety that you may have related to learning the craft of ocular photography. Clinical Ocular Photography is organized in a way that allows quick and easy understanding on a specific subject. Each chapter stands alone, allowing the reader to tackle one specific topic at a time. With clear explanations of all clinical uses of photography in ophthalmology, this book is the perfect resource for the beginning or experienced ocular photographer.

Pocket Tutor Ophthalmology

  • Filename: pocket-tutor-ophthalmology.
  • ISBN: 9781907816215
  • Release Date: 2012-04-08
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Shyamanga Borooah
  • Publisher: JP Medical Ltd



Titles in the Pocket Tutor series give practical guidance on subjects that medical students and foundation doctors need help with “on the go”. Their highly affordable price represents great value for those rotating through modular courses or working on attachment. Topics reflect information needs stemming from today’s integrated undergraduate & foundation courses: Common investigations (ECG, Chest X-Ray, etc) Clinical skills (procedures, patient examination, etc) Important and/or complex specialties in which students receive comparatively little dedicated training (psychiatry, renal medicine) Key Points Highly affordable price and convenient pocket size format – fits in back pocket! Ophthalmology receives little teaching time in the medical curriculum, so students often feel ill prepared to deal with eye problems - which are invariably urgent in nature Descriptions of common disorders enhanced by Clinical Scenarios (Patient presents with...) which help students and trainees to recognise and manage common presenting problems

Ocular Anatomy and Physiology

  • Filename: ocular-anatomy-and-physiology.
  • ISBN: 1556427921
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 181
  • Author: Al Lens
  • Publisher: SLACK Incorporated



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.

Clinical Optics

  • Filename: clinical-optics.
  • ISBN: 9781483192598
  • Release Date: 2013-10-22
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Troy E. Fannin
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann



Clinical Optics is intended primarily for use by optometry students, though it could also prove useful for the training of optometric technicians and dispensing opticians. This book is organized into thirteen chapters. These chapters cover most aspects of ophthalmic optics or clinical optics including the design and dispensing of eyewear, the types for lenses suitable for correcting high refractive errors, the optical principles governing low vision lenses and the importance of absorptive lenses and lens coatings for eye protection against radiation. This book will be of interest to optometry students and to those involved in the training of optometric technicians and dispensing opticians.

Second Suns

  • Filename: second-suns.
  • ISBN: 9781615193639
  • Release Date: 2016-10-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: David Oliver Relin
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing



Now in paperback: a #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s gripping chronicle of “two doctors . . . bringing light to those in darkness” (Time) The publisher will donate a portion of its proceeds on the sale of this book to the Himalayan Cataract Project. Second Suns is the unforgettable true story of two very different doctors with a common mission: to rid the world of preventable blindness. Dr. Geoffrey Tabin was the high-achieving “bad boy” of his class at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sanduk Ruit grew up in a remote village in the Himalayas, where cataract blindness—easily curable in modern hospitals—amounts to an epidemic. Together, they pioneered a new surgical method, by which they have restored sight to over 100,000 people—all for about $20 per operation. Master storyteller David Oliver Relin brings the doctors’ work to vivid life through poignant portraits of their patients, from old men who can once again walk treacherous mountain trails, to children who can finally see their mothers’ faces. The Himalayan Cataract Project is changing the world—one pair of eyes at a time.

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