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June 1983

The Ophthalmic Assistant: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice, ed 4

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(6):990. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010990034

The increasing complexity of ocular examinations requires most ophthalmologists to have an assistant technician trained to perform many of these examinations. This book accomplishes the objective to provide a textbook for the training of these ophthalmic paramedics. The basic sciences are well covered in 92 pages. Clinical practice includes history taking; routine office examinations; special examinations requiring the latest equipment with theory, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations; and assisting in outpatient and inpatient surgery. The long section on contact lenses reflects the several publications by these authors on this subject, and would be instructive for most beginning residents in ophthalmology and many practicing ophthalmologists. A new section on ophthalmic photography has been added. The assistant is taught how to differentiate emergency, urgent, and routine types of cases, the clinical descriptions of which are perhaps unduly lengthy and somewhat repetitious. One of the great virtues of this manual is the

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