Contact Lenses in Ophthalmic Practice

Authors: Mannis, M.J., Zadnik, K., Coral-Ghanem, C., Kara-José, N.

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Even with the advances in intraocular lens technology and the growing diversity of refractive surgery techniques, the role of contact lenses in ophthalmic practice has only increased. This is due in part to the great strides in materials, technology, expanding applications (both refractive and therapeutic) for contact lenses, and the clear recognition that contact lenses will always be an important tool for the ophthalmologist. With the fitting of contact lenses as a medical art, requiring a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology and optics of the eye, this practice is formulaic only in part. The rest of contact lens practice requires sound medical judgment and decision- making that comes only with "hands-on" experience. The authors address this need by starting with a didactic approach that incorporates frequently-asked questions and straightforward answers so that the ophthalmology resident, intermediate contact lens practitioner, and optometrist will find this to be an indispensable resource.

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"There are 25 chapters that cover a broad spectrum of topics of relevance to the junior/beginning contact lens practitioner. … the text is well written in uncomplicated language and in that way is properly geared for its intended audience. All chapters end with pertinent references … . this book meets its stated aim of providing useful and relevant introductory material on contact lenses for the novice practitioner. … readers can gain an overall appreciation of a topic in what is an accessible, easy-to-read, inquiry-based format." (Nathan Efron, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 244, 2006)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Design and Nomenclature of Contact Lenses

    Filho, Renato Giovedi (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Indications, Contraindications, and Selection of Contact Lenses

    Lima, Claudia Assis (et al.)

    Pages 7-16

  • The Routine Contact Lens Examination

    Kara-José, Newton (et al.)

    Pages 17-21

  • The Role of the Ophthalmic Assistant in Contact Lens Practice

    Reyes, Dede (et al.)

    Pages 22-26

  • The Importance of Tear Film Evaluation in the Candidate for Contact Lens Wear

    Alves, Milton Ruiz (et al.)

    Pages 27-36

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contact Lenses in Ophthalmic Practice
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21758-1
DOI
10.1007/b97494
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-40400-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 328
Additional Information
Originally published in Portuguese
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