Clinical Skills for the Ophthalmic Examination: Basic Procedures, Second Edition

$59.95
Author(s):
Lindy Dubois, MEd, MMSc, CO, COMT
ISBN 10:
1556427492
ISBN 13:
9781556427497
Pages:
144
Cover:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
2005
Item Number:
67492
Product Dimensions:
7.00 x 10.00 x 0.25 inches

Book Description

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.

More Information

Lindy DuBois is a certified ophthalmic medical technologist (COMT) and certified orthoptist (CO). After college, she worked as a chemist at the University of Florida and then undertook her ophthalmology training there. During this time, she also began work on her master’s degree in health occupations education. Since finishing her training, Ms. DuBois has been on the faculty of ophthalmic technology training programs at the University of Florida in Gainesville, the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and is currently the assistant program director in the master of medical science in ophthalmic technology program at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. She received her MMSc from Emory in 1994. In addition to her teaching duties, she has worked in university clinics as well as private practice and has been the clinical coordinator of numerous clinical research trials. Ms. DuBois has taught numerous courses and presented many papers for professional organizations, academic programs, and community groups. In addition to scientific publications, she has authored or reviewed sections of the home study course published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and chapters in Fundamentals for Ophthalmic Technical Personnel. Ms. DuBois feels fortunate to have found her niche in this, her second, career. She is a cheerleader for the profession—encouraging and supporting entry into and advancement in the world of eyecare.
Contents

Dedications
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
The Study Icons

Chapter 1. Preliminaries: History, Exam Strategy, and Office Drugs
Chapter 2. Visual Acuity
Chapter 3. Lensometry, Transposition, and Geneva Lens Measure
Chapter 4. Keratometry
Chapter 5. Informal Visual Fields
Chapter 6. The Pupil Evaluation
Chapter 7. Interpupillary Distance, Near Point of Accommodation,
and Near Point of Convergence
Chapter 8. The Slit Lamp Exam
Chapter 9. Tonometry
Chapter 10. The Ocular Motility Evaluation
Chapter 11. Ancillary Procedures
Chapter 12. Assisting in Minor Surgery
Chapter 13. Patient Services

Index