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The Ophthalmic Assistant, 8th Edition

A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel

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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.

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New to This Edition


    • 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.

Key Features

    • 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.

Author Information

    By Harold A. Stein, MD, MSC (Ophth), FRCS (C), DOMS (London), Director, Maxwell K. Bochner Eye Institute, Toronto, Ontario; Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Senior Attending Ophthalmologist, Scarborough General Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario; Attending Ophthalmologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario; Past President, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, Ottawa, Ontario; Past President, Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, St. Paul,Minnesota; Director,Professional Continuing Education, Centennial College of Applied Arts, Toronto, Ontario; Raymond M. Stein, MD, FRCS(C), Medical Director, Maxwell K. Bochner Eye Institute, Toronto, Ontario; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Chief, Department of Ophthalmology, Scarborough General Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario; Attending Ophthalmologist, Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto, Ontario; Past President, Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Orleans, Ontario; and Melvin I. Freeman, MD, FACS, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington; Affiliate Clinical Investigator,Benaroya Research Institute at VirginiaMason, Seattle, Washington; Past Heat of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Clinic and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington; Past President, Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, St. Paul, Minnesota; Pastr President, Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, Birmingham, Alabama

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The Ophthalmic Assistant, 8th Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 896 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 1/2 X 10 7/16 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03330-5
  • Next Edition ISBN:
    978-1-4557-1069-0
  • Copyright: 2006