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November 1989

Medical Sciences for the Ophthalmic Assistant

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(11):1578. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020656018

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As the use of technology in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease has increased, so has the need to educate the ophthalmic assistant in the efficient understanding and treatment of patients with eye problems. This attractively designed spiral-bound volume is an excellent introduction for any member of a technical ophthalmic staff who wants to obtain a succinct overview of the field of ophthalmology.

"... its stated goal is to give a perspective and introduction to the uninitiated..."

The book is surprisingly complete and has 19 chapters that initially describe the anatomy of the globe, eyelids, and orbit, and then move on to summarize the functions of the cornea and lens, vitreous, retina, and optic disc. The book discusses some basic concepts of microbiology and inflammation and ends with descriptions of eye diseases in a number of systemic processes, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and endocrine disorders. The volume is both

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