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This book is the outgrowth of the Basic Science Course in Orthoptics, originated by the American Orthoptic Council in 1953, and later expanded to include general ophthalmic assistants. This course has been given at the University of Iowa (where the three editors reside) for 18 years. Of the 34 contributors, 18 are MDs. Except for the chapters on visual optics by Paul Boeder and on genetics by G. Frank Judisch, this book is a practical manual for the ophthalmic paramedic with much of the material in outline form. Strabismus and orthoptics take up less than one third of the book. The numerous illustrations include most ophthalmic instruments. Fifty-seven pages are devoted to basic science, 45 pages to glaucoma, external diseases, and strabismus in systemic diseases, and 21 pages to discussion of the pupil, nystagmus, and dyslexia.
This book would seem to be a faithful record of The Basic Science Course
Hughes WF. Orthoptics and Ocular Examination Techniques. Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(10):1626. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020628030