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April 1990

Diagnosis and Management in Vision Care

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Providence, RI

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(4):492. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070060040021

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Abstract

I have read and reread Diagnosis and Management in Vision Care, edited by John F. Amos, OD, with great interest. It has 20 contributing optometric authors who, in their dissertations, expound on subjects such as the measurement of blood pressure in each arm, auscultation for carotid bruit, and monitoring of retinal tears.

In the forward Irving Borish, OD, puts into perspective the scope and intent of this book: "Emphasis has recently shifted to the importance of clinical diagnosis and management of visual problems. The developing role of the optometrist is that of analyst, diagnostician, problem solver, manager, and counselor."

"... this misinformation could have serious consequences for patient care."

In the treatment of migraine headaches, Thomas Stelmack, OD, advises the optometrist that "... treatment of the acute attack after a definitive diagnosis has been made requires the clinician optometrist to consider the severity of the attack and whether to treat each attack

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