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Quick Reference Dictionary of Eyecare Terminology, Fifth Edition

by Janice K. Ledford COMT (Author), Joseph Hoffman (Author)

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A leading resource for nearly two decades and a daily reference for thousands of eyecare professionals, the Fifth Edition of Quick Reference Dictionary of Eyecare Terminology continues this tradition and provides the latest terms, concepts, conditions, and important resources in an instant.

Janice K. Ledford and Joseph Hoffman have updated and expanded this essential resource to reflect today’s dialect while retaining the core features associated with this user-friendly reference book: accurately defined terms, cross-referencing, acronyms and abbreviations, and a plethora of additional information in the appendices.

Compact, concise, and informative, Quick Reference Dictionary of Eyecare Terminology, Fifth Edition, provides quick access to over 3,700 terms and their definitions, including over 400 new words. This pocket-sized companion also contains 25 appendices. Additionally, pronunciations have been added—an attribute users are sure to appreciate.

With a history of excellence, an easy-to-use format, and the latest information, Quick Reference Dictionary of Eyecare Terminology, Fifth Edition is a must have for anyone working in eyecare or an eyecare-related industry.


  • An atlas of ocular anatomy drawings
  • Updated list of pertinent web sites
  • Updated drug tables
  • A reading guide

Appendices Include:

  • Medical terminology
  • Subjective grading systems
  • Common abbreviations
  • The metric system
  • English-to-Spanish ocular history flow sheet