Cataract and Glaucoma for Eyecare Paraprofessionals (The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals)

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The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals is a series that provides fundamental and advanced material with a clinical approach to clinicians and students. A special effort was made to include information needed for the certification exams in ophthalmic and optometric assisting, as well as for surgical assistants, opticians, plus low vision, and contact lens examiners.

Written especially for auxiliary personnel, this text not only includes sections on cataract and glaucoma but also contains common patient questions and misconceptions. The cataract chapters cover types, causes, symptoms, and detection of cataracts. Cataract surgery is also discussed, including traditional surgery as well as combination procedures. The glaucoma chapters give details on the physiology of intraocular pressure, such as aqueous formation and drainage. There are individual chapters on open angle glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, and congenital glaucoma. Each chapter gives causes, details for patient work-ups, detection, and diagnosis, and treatment modalities.

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Brian S. Duvall, OD  

Following the receipt of his bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University, Dr. Duvall received his doctor of optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. He then went on to complete fellowship training in the treatment and management of ocular disease at OMNI Eye Specialists in Denver, Colorado.     

Dr. Duvall is currently the Executive Director for the TLC Indiana Laser Center, Indianapolis, specializing in refractive surgical technologies. Prior to this, he served as Director of Optometric Consultative Services for the Orange Grove Center for Corrective Eye Surgery in Tucson, Arizona.   

In addition to his clinical and administrative capacities, Dr. Duvall enjoys his role as an educator and consultant within the optometric community, lecturing and publishing regularly on all aspects of ophthalmic care. He is the co-author of the Basic Bookshelf title, Ophthalmic Medications and Pharmacology.   

Al Lens, COMT   

Al Lens began his career in ophthalmology in 1986 when he joined the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary, Alberta. During his initial time there, Al supervised the training program as well as the clinical operations. After gaining further experience at the Jones Eye Clinic in Sioux City, Iowa, he returned to Gimbel Eye Centre as Manager of the Vancouver clinic. He continues to teach both privately and at JCAHPO sponsored continuing education programs. He is the author of Optics, Refractometry, and Retinoscopy, and the co-author of Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, both titles in the Basic Bookshelf series.    

Elliot B. Werner, MD   

Dr. Werner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia. He served his ophthalmology residency at McGill University, Montreal, and completed a clinical and research fellowship in glaucoma with Dr. Stephen M. Drance of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Dr. Werner is currently Professor of Ophthalmology at MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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