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Orthoptic Assessment and Management

David Stidwill



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Blackwell Science Ltd
12 June 1998
This revision and reference text for pre-registration and postgraduate optometrists covers procedures for investigating heterophoria, heterotropia, vergence and accommodative anomalies, and the diagnosis of disorders of voluntary eye movement, nystagmus and supranuclear defects, paresis and non-paralytic incomitancy. Both motor and sensory anomalies are discussed together with syndromes involving oculomotor anomalies. Clinical management is outlined in protocols in an easily assimilable form. The new edition includes two new chapters on vision training and case management which will interest optometrists and orthoptists involved in sports vision, developmental vision therapy and the care of ophthalmic patients with neurological lesions. Pre-registration optometrists will find the chapters on routine orthoptic assessment and the professional qualifying examination of particular interest.
By:   David Stidwill
Imprint:   Blackwell Science Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 171mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   456g
ISBN:   9780632050123
ISBN 10:   0632050128
Pages:   260
Publication Date:   12 June 1998
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  A / AS level ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Normal and abnormal binocular vision;. Background: orthoptic terminology, surgical principles, the development of orthoptic techniques;. Ocular deviations: motor anomalies;. Ocular adaptations: sensory anomalies;. Clinical investigation of binocular anomalies;. Heterophoria and anomalies of vergence and accommodation;. Exercises for vergence, version and fixation;. Heterotropia;. Incomitancy;. Nystagmus, irregular eye movements, internuclear and supranuclear binocular anomalies;. Professional qualifying examination technique;. Case studies;. References and background reading;. Appendices;. Index. Differential diagnosis of strabismus and amblyopia;. History of orthoptic;. Oculomotor deviations;. Oculosensory anomalies;. Routine orthoptic procedures;. Heterophoria assessment and management protocols;. Vision training exercises;. Concomitant heterotropia classification, diagnosis and treatment;. Acute strabismus, supranuclear eye movement disorders, nystagmus, strabismus syndromes;. Professional examination technique and questions;. Case management examples;. Glossary

David Stidwill works in private practice and is a visiting lecturer at the Department of Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham. He is Honorary Secretary of the Orthoptic and Binocular Vision Association, and is an examiner for the College of Optometrists.

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