Contact Lenses In Ophthalmic Practice

Paperback | January 9, 2004

byMark J. Mannis, Karla Zadnik, Cleusa Coral-Ghanem

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Even with the advances in intraocular lens technology and the growing diversity of refractive surgery techniques, the role of contact lenses in ophthalmic practice has only increased. This is due in part to the great strides in materials, technology, expanding applications (both refractive and therapeutic) for contact lenses, and the clear recognition that contact lenses will always be an important tool for the ophthalmologist. With the fitting of contact lenses as a medical art, requiring a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology and optics of the eye, this practice is formulaic only in part. The rest of contact lens practice requires sound medical judgment and decision- making that comes only with "hands-on" experience. The authors address this need by starting with a didactic approach that incorporates frequently-asked questions and straightforward answers so that the ophthalmology resident, intermediate contact lens practitioner, and optometrist will find this to be an indispensable resource.

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Even with the advances in intraocular lens technology and the growing diversity of refractive surgery techniques, the role of contact lenses in ophthalmic practice has only increased. This is due in part to the great strides in materials, technology, expanding applications (both refractive and therapeutic) for contact lenses, and the c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0 inPublished:January 9, 2004Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387404007

ISBN - 13:9780387404004

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From the contents: (1) Indications, Contraindications, Initial Ocular Examination and the Selection of Contact Lenses.- (2) The Importance of Tear Film Evacuation in the Contact Lens Candidate.- (3) Contact Lens Anatomy and Terminology.- (4) Keratometry and Corneal Topography.- (5) How to Fit a Rigid Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) Contact Lens and Spherical Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lens. Case Studies.- (6) Fitting Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lens.- (7) Fitting of Spherical Hydrophilic Contact Lenses for Daily and Extended Wear Use.- (8) Disposable Lenses and Planned Replacement.- (9) Astigmatism and Toric Contact Lenses.- (10) Fitting of Contact Lenses in Keratoconus. Case Studies.- (11) Fitting After Corneal Transplant, After Keratotomy, and After Photorefractive Keratectomy.- (12) Fitting Contact Lenses in Aphakia. Case Studies.- (13) Pediatric Contact Lenses.- (14) Presbyopia and Bifocal Contact Lenses.- (15) Cosmetic and Prosthetic Contact Lenses.- (16) Therapeutic Lenses.- (17) Contact Lens Maintenance.- (18) AIDS and Contact Lenses.- (19) Complications Associated with the Use of Contact Lenses.- (20) Lid and Conjunctival Complications Associated with the Use of Contact Lens.- (21) Corneal Complications Associated with the Use of Contact Lenses.

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From the reviews:"There are 25 chapters that cover a broad spectrum of topics of relevance to the junior/beginning contact lens practitioner. . the text is well written in uncomplicated language and in that way is properly geared for its intended audience. All chapters end with pertinent references . . this book meets its stated aim of providing useful and relevant introductory material on contact lenses for the novice practitioner. . readers can gain an overall appreciation of a topic in what is an accessible, easy-to-read, inquiry-based format." (Nathan Efron, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 244, 2006)