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[Original PDF + Videos] Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: An Independent Study Course, Sixth Edition Print Textbook

Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: An Independent Study Course, Sixth Edition Print Textbook (Original PDF from Publisher)


 Increase the quality of care provided to your patients by offering comprehensive, up-to-date training to your staff.

Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: An Independent Study Course, Sixth Edition is a concise, high-yield self-study program for beginning ophthalmic assistants that blends fundamental medical and scientific information and essential practical skills.

Enhanced features of the new sixth edition:

12 digital interactive models of the eye to deepen understanding;
25 videos that demonstrate clinical techniques;
A greater emphasis on office responsibilities to improve operational effectiveness.
The course consists of a textbook, available in print or ebook (eBook available from the American Academy of Ophthalmology), and an online examination (exam available from the American Academy of Ophthalmology). Successful completion of the course serves as a prerequisite for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) examination administered by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

Executive Editor: Mary A. O Hara, MD

Textbook Print

This fully-illustrated textbook describes 44 procedures step-by-step and covers all topics in both the United States and international curricula. The print version includes QR codes within the text that can be easily scanned to access and 12 interactive anatomical models of the eye. Each chapter has self-assessment questions and suggested activities to reinforce the preceding lessons. 6th ed., 2017, 381 pages

Chapters in the new sixth edition include:

Introduction to Ophthalmic Medical Assisting;
Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye;
Diseases and Disorders of the Eye;
Systemic Diseases and Ocular Manifestations;
Optics and Refractive States of the Eye;
Basics of Ophthalmic Pharmacology;
Microorganisms and Infection Control;
Comprehensive Medical Eye Examination;
Ocular Motility;
Adjunctive Tests and Procedures;
Principles and Techniques of Perimetry;
Fundamentals of Practical Opticianry;
Low Vision;
Principles and Problems of Contact Lenses;
Patient Interaction, Screening, and Emergencies;
Patients With Special Concerns;
Minor Surgical Assisting in the Office;
Refractive Surgery Concepts and Procedures;
Understanding Practice Management;
Medical Ethics, Legal Issues, and Regulatory Issues;
Community Health Eye Care;
Care of Ophthalmic Lenses and Instruments;
Low Vision Resources

Product Details

  • Paperback: 381 pages
  • Publisher: American Academy of Ophthalmology; 6th Revised edition edition (February 28, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615258582
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615258581
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 1.3 x 9 inches