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Special Skills and Techniques : The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals - G.Van Boemel

Special Skills and Techniques

The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals

Paperback Published: 1999
ISBN: 9781556423499
Number Of Pages: 272

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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 moves beyond basic exam skills into the arena of more advanced diagnostic testing. Topics include biometry and echography, electrophysiology, psychophysical testing, and microbiology. Special tests such as exophthalmometry, pachymetry, and ophthalmoscopy are also covered. This is the ultimate how-to book for those performing detailed patient exams.

Dedicationp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Authorp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
The Study Iconsp. xvii
Advanced Tests and Techniquesp. 1
Diagnostic Testingp. 3
Corneal Topography
Psychophysical Testingp. 23
Overview of Psychophysical Testing
Advanced Color Vision Testing
Dark Adaptometry
The Macular Photostress Test
The Potential Acuity Meter
The Glare Test and the Brightness Acuity Test
Contrast Sensitivity
Microbiologyp. 69
Ocular Microbiology
Identification of the Infectious Antigen
The Immune System
Biometry and Echographyp. 91
Axial Eye Length A-Scans and Intraocular Lens Calculationsp. 93
Axial Eye Length
Techniques of Axial Eye Length A-Scans
Brief Review
Probe Placement
Axial Eye Length Echo Patterns
Calculating Axial Eye Lengths with the A-Scan Echo Patterns
Conducting an Axial Eye Length Examination
IOL Power Calculations
Diagnostic A- and B-Scan Ultrasonographyp. 111
Basic Principles
Standardized Echography Examination Techniques
B-Scan Examination
A- and B-Scan Used Together
Electrophysiology Testingp. 135
Electroretinographyp. 139
Introduction to the Electroretinogram (ERG)
The Full-Field ERG
Materials Needed for Recording the ERG
Recording a Full-Field ERG According to International Standards
Results of ERG Testing
The Clinical Usefulness of the ERG
Case Histories--Basic Waveform Abnormalities
Case Histories--Disorders Suggesting Cone Photoreceptor Cell Abnormality
Case Histories--Disorders Suggesting Rod Photoreceptor Cell Abnormality
Case Histories--The ERG in Unexplained Vision Loss
Electro-Oculographyp. 175
Introduction to the Electro-Oculogram (EOG)
Preparing the Patient for an EOG
Recording the EOG
Evaluating the EOG
The Clinical Usefulness of the EOG
Case Histories
Visual Evoked Responsep. 191
Introduction to the Visual Evoked Response (VER)
VER Testing
Evaluating Test Results
The Clinical Usefulness of Flash and Pattern VER Testing
Case Histories
Bibliographyp. 219
Disability Determination: Who Qualifies and Who Does'n tp. 223
Impairment and Disability
Definitions of Vision Loss
Importance of Determining Level of Impairment and Disability
Assessing and Documenting Vision Loss
Other Visual System Abnormalities Affecting Disability Determination
Universal Precautionsp. 233
Protecting Patients from Exposure
Protecting Staff and Physicians from Exposure
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9781556423499
ISBN-10: 1556423497
Series: The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1999
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48