Refer to the practical appendices for quick-reference information on hospital/practice forms for more efficient patient record keeping, conversion tables, numerous language translations, ocular emergencies, pharmaceuticals, and more.
Update your practical knowledge of ophthalmic tests and procedures.
Confidently prepare for certification or recertification exams with comprehensive and practical information on the exam process for ophthalmic and optometric assistants. Optimize your results with OCT imaging and other innovative technologies used in todays ophthalmic offices, clinics, and hospitals.
Stay up to date with new drugs being used to treat a diverse range of eye diseases and disorders.
Learn how to assist the newest refractive cataract surgery procedures.
Update your knowledge of CPR procedures.
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.
Quick-reference appendicesprovide hospital/practice forms for more efficient patient record keeping, conversion tables, and numerous language translations, plus information on ocular emergencies, pharmaceuticals, and more. Updated throughout with the latest information on basic science, new testing procedures, new equipment, the role of the assistant in the practice, and an expanded chapter on OCT imaging.
A new bonus color image atlas tests your clinical recognition of disease and disorders of the eye.
Four brand-new chapterscover the latest industry advances regarding dry eye, vision function and impairment, uveitis, and surgical correction of presbyopia.
Dr. Harold Stein grew up in the small border town of Niagara Falls, Canada and went on to become a world authority in ophthalmology. Not all the things he learned along the way came from a text book or lecture as he illustrates in his memoirs.
Follow along as he traces his early years, dodging across moving trains to get to school, trading a rifle for bugle in high school and the life changing encounter which inspired him to choose medicine as a career.
While ophthalmology is a serious specialty, Dr. Stein never loses sight of his sense of humor, sharing his own faux pas in investments, family life and medicine.
His stories are also a journey through history: the pre war years in Canada, of the post-war years at university as Toronto grew to become a world class city.
In those years society, culture and technology changes and Dr. Stein gives us a front row seat through the 1950s and 1960s as he pursues his studies at the world famous Mayo Clinic and later Oxford University before starting at a suburban hospital built on a dirt road and surrounded by farms.
Join him as he travels the world, sometimes for pleasure, sometimes to give back by using his skills to treat patients in the third world who would otherwise be blind or go blind.
It's an adventure of a lifetime with lots of laughs along the way.
HAROLD A. STEIN M.D., FRCSC
10 BELLAIR ST SUITE1805 TORONTO ONT.CANADA
EMAIL hastein @earthlink.net