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September 1982

Manual of Ophthalmic Terminology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(9):1510. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040488022

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Abstract

This book is written by the authors of The Ophthalmic Assistant and is designed to acquaint allied health personnel with the basic meaning of ophthalmic terminology, including simplified drawings of anatomy, photographs of instruments, and some ocular pathology. The various chapter topics include the following: anatomy and surgical intervention, optics and refraction, contact lenses, spectacles, ocular disorders, ophthalmic tests and devices, and ophthalmic drugs. There are ten tables in the appendix. The introductions to the chapters give the Latin and Greek derivatives of ophthalmic terms, which might be of more interest to a scholar than a technician and are followed by a definition of the terms that are alphabetized. The appendices include tables of the following: abbreviations, metric conversions, contact lens solutions, a drug formulary listed under general actions, strengths of the medications and container size, estimations of percentage of visual loss, and conversions of spectacle power and contact lenses

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