Fundamentals for Ophthalmic Technical Personnel

Fundamentals for Ophthalmic Technical Personnel

By Barbara Cassin, MEd, CO, COMT, Former Program Director, Ophthalmic Technology Training Program, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Section I. Basic Ophthalmic Sciences: Eyeball Anatomy and Physiology. Anatomy of the Skull and Orbit. Blood Supply. Pharmacology. Photochemistry of Vision. Section II. Neuroanatomy: Nervous System. Sensory Visual Pathway. Central Nervous System. Supranuclear Mechanisms. Peripheral Nervous System. Autonomic Nervous System. Section III. Optics: Physical Optics. Geometric Optics. Physiological Optics. Section IV. Ophthalmic Technical Skills: Basic Skills: History Taking. Visual Assessment. Clinical Visual Psychophysics. Biomicroscopy. Tonometry. Refractometry. Lensometry. Keratometry. Interpupillary Distance. Exophthalmometry. Biometry. Introduction to Perimetry. Manual Perimetry. Automated Perimetry. Ocular Motility: Binocular Function. Ocular Motility: Strabismus Evaluation. Ocular Motility: Incomitant Deviations. Contact Lenses. Ophthalmic Photography. Surgical Assisting. Examination Strategy. Section V. Abnormalities of the Eyes: Eye Disorders. Eye Diseases. Appendices. Index.