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The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care

A Manual for Healthcare Professionals

  • Provides the healthcare physician with an accessible summary of ophthalmic ...

  • Chapters include descriptions of testing and examination procedures unique to ophthalmology...

  • Includes high-quality illustrations

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Table of contents (42 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Orbital and Ocular Anatomy

      • Daniel S. Casper, Janet R. Sparrow
      Pages 3-25
    3. Adult Eye Examination Techniques

      • Quan V. Hoang
      Pages 27-36
    4. The Pediatric Eye Examination

      • Lauren Yeager
      Pages 37-44
    5. Sudden Vision Loss

      • Jason Horowitz
      Pages 45-54
    6. Floaters and Flashes

      • Jason Horowitz
      Pages 55-61
    7. Ocular Emergencies

      • Royce W. S. Chen, George A. Cioffi
      Pages 63-68
    8. The Refractive State of the Human Eye

      • Karina Conlin, Stephen L. Trokel
      Pages 69-80
  3. Anterior Segment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81
    2. The Red Eye

      • Danielle Trief
      Pages 83-96
    3. Blepharitis and Conjunctivitis

      • James Auran, Daniel S. Casper
      Pages 97-104
    4. Dry Eye Syndrome

      • Danielle Trief
      Pages 105-115
    5. Cataract

      • Leejee H. Suh, Steven A. Kane
      Pages 117-136
    6. Corneal Trauma, Infection, and Opacities

      • Jonathan Fay, Leejee H. Suh
      Pages 137-147
    7. Corneal Dystrophies

      • Joaquin O. De Rojas, George J. Florakis
      Pages 149-153
    8. Cornea Transplantation

      • Jonathan Fay, George J. Florakis
      Pages 155-161
  4. Glaucoma

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163
    2. Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy

      • George A. Cioffi
      Pages 165-176
    3. Classification of the Glaucomas

      • Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, Jeffrey Liebmann, George A. Cioffi
      Pages 177-184

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.

Keywords

  • ophthalmology
  • anatomy of the eye
  • physiology
  • pathology
  • Columbia University

Editors and Affiliations

  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, USA

    Daniel S. Casper, George A. Cioffi

About the editors

Daniel S. Casper, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Director of Ophthalmology

Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

Columbia University

New York, NY, USA

George A. Cioffi, MD

Jean and Richard Deems Professor of Ophthalmology and the Edward S. Harkness Professor of Ophthalmology

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY, USA 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care

  • Book Subtitle: A Manual for Healthcare Professionals

  • Editors: Daniel S. Casper, George A. Cioffi

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10886-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-10885-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-10886-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 531

  • Number of Illustrations: 25 b/w illustrations, 415 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Ophthalmology, General Practice and Family Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-10886-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)