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November 1989

The Ophthalmic Assistant: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice

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Los Angeles, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(11):1577. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020655015

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In the last few years, the demand for well-trained ophthalmic personnel has increased dramatically. Ophthalmologists have become increasingly aware that the trained assistant can make a great difference in office efficiency, giving the physician more time to devote to patient care. The fifth edition of The Ophthalmic Assistant has been updated to keep abreast of both the changing pace of technology in ophthalmology and the specific needs of the assistant.

Nine chapters have been added. There are two chapters on automated instrumentation and one on the use of computers in office management. An excellent review chapter is included on cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This is helpful for the assistant since current certification is required as part of the recertification process. An introductory chapter on advances in diagnostic testing and one on instrument maintenance are useful. The four chapters dealing with various aspects of ocular surgery have been expanded, providing valuable information for

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