BARBARA A.BLODIMDJUSTIN L.GOTTLIEBMD
by Lindy DuBois, MEd, MMSc, CO, COMT, 116 pp, with 74 illus, $30, ISBN 1-55642-347-0, Thorofare, NJ, SLACK Inc, 1998.
Basic Procedures is written for ancillary ophthalmic personnel. The content of this book is generally appropriate for the target audience. Ophthalmic terms and procedures are well defined, concise, and easy to understand. The book mentions being sensitive to individuals and their visual status but is missing a specific discussion of how to get people with low vision to their local resources.
Each chapter has study icons to indicate information needed for certification examinations of the different levels of ophthalmic personnel. Key points are listed at the beginning of each chapter. Highlighted areas called "What the Patient Needs to Know" can be found within each chapter. I found all this helpful in relating the different procedures to the technician's role and the patient's needs.
Basic Procedures. Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(6):851. doi: