The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care

A Manual for Healthcare Professionals

  • Daniel S. Casper
  • George A.  Cioffi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel S. Casper, Janet R. Sparrow
      Pages 3-25
    3. Quan V. Hoang
      Pages 27-36
    4. Lauren Yeager
      Pages 37-44
    5. Jason Horowitz
      Pages 45-54
    6. Jason Horowitz
      Pages 55-61
    7. Royce W. S. Chen, George A. Cioffi
      Pages 63-68
    8. Karina Conlin, Stephen L. Trokel
      Pages 69-80
  3. Anterior Segment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Danielle Trief
      Pages 83-96
    3. James Auran, Daniel S. Casper
      Pages 97-104
    4. Danielle Trief
      Pages 105-115
    5. Leejee H. Suh, Steven A. Kane
      Pages 117-136
    6. Jonathan Fay, Leejee H. Suh
      Pages 137-147
    7. Joaquin O. De Rojas, George J. Florakis
      Pages 149-153
    8. Jonathan Fay, George J. Florakis
      Pages 155-161
  4. Glaucoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. George A. Cioffi
      Pages 165-176
    3. Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, Jeffrey Liebmann, George A. Cioffi
      Pages 177-184
    4. Steven A. Kane
      Pages 185-193
    5. Carlos Gustavo De Moraes
      Pages 195-203
    6. Gene Kim, Dana Blumberg
      Pages 205-212
    7. Emre Göktas, Lama A. Al-Aswad
      Pages 213-221
  5. Posterior Segment and Retina

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Victoria North, Srilaxmi Bearelly
      Pages 225-233
    3. Daniel S. Casper, Jonathan S. Chang
      Pages 235-250
    4. Ahmet M. Hondur, Tongalp H. Tezel
      Pages 251-264
    5. Hermann Schubert
      Pages 265-270
    6. Jonathan S. Chang
      Pages 271-276
    7. Gregory Stein, Tarun Sharma, Thiago Cabral, Stephen Tsang, Wendy Chung
      Pages 277-285
  6. Uveitis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Michael Jay Weiss, Albert J. Hofeldt
      Pages 289-309
    3. Royce W. S. Chen
      Pages 311-319
  7. Oculoplastics and Orbit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Ashley A. Campbell, Michael Kazim
      Pages 323-328
    3. Bryan J. Winn, Christine Zemsky
      Pages 329-344
    4. Lora Dagi Glass
      Pages 345-353
    5. Michelle M. Maeng, Bryan J. Winn
      Pages 355-371
    6. Kristen E. Dunbar, Michael Kazim
      Pages 373-379
    7. Peter Michalos
      Pages 381-387
  8. Neuro-Ophthalmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Nailyn Rasool
      Pages 391-398
    3. Larissa K. Ghadiali, Jeffrey G. Odel
      Pages 399-427
    4. Linus D. Sun
      Pages 429-441
    5. Linus D. Sun
      Pages 443-449
  9. Pediatrics and Strabismus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451
    2. Pamela F. Gallin
      Pages 453-458
    3. Steven E. Brooks
      Pages 459-468
  10. Ocular Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469

About this book


This unique resource is a practical, easy-to-use guide for the non-ophthalmologist healthcare provider as they encounter patients with eye complaints and other concerning ophthalmic conditions. The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care is specifically designed with the non-ophthalmologist in mind, and provides a foundation of basic eye anatomy and physiology, functional analysis, pathology, and concepts in eye care.

Each chapter delivers an accessible summary of various ophthalmic diseases and conditions, all of which are frequently encountered in everyday practice. These chapters provide in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics, from testing and examination procedures to management protocols, referral guidelines and expected frequency of follow-up for each disorder. Complete with hundreds of high-quality, descriptive illustrations and clinical photographs, The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care presents clear, understandable explanations of basic eye anatomy, physiology, disease and treatment for non-ophthalmic practitioners and students. In doing so, this guide provides a framework for determining the normal versus the abnormal, helping the reader recognize which patients require referral, and identify which conditions are developing, require urgent treatment, or can be routinely followed. Non-ophthalmologist healthcare providers and students alike will find this book, written by leaders in the field, a practical resource to consult as they encounter patients with treatable but potentially sight-threatening conditions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel S. Casper
    • 1
  • George A.  Cioffi
    • 2
  1. 1.Columbia University Irving Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Columbia University Irving Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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