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Clinical Optics. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2249603
  • Book
  • 276 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Written to help trainee ophthalmologists and now the recognized text on optics for the examinations of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal Surgical Colleges, this textbook approaches the subject from first principles and assumes no previous knowledge of optics. The book has been kept as simple as possible and is liberally complemented with diagrams which are designed to be easily understood and memorised. Only the most fundamental and clinically useful mathematical formulae are quoted, and the optical principles are applied to clinical situations.

Ophthalmology examinations have changed substantially since the last edition was written and a total rewrite of this essential guide has become necessary. The third edition has been made more comprehensive and detailed to keep up with these changes and incorporates three new chapters – on refractive surgery, contact lenses and lasers. Other new material includes photometry, visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, colour vision, absorptive lenses, fluorescence, ultrasound, and the specular microscope.

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Preface to the Third Edition.


1. Properties of Light and Visual Function.

2. Reflection of Light.

3. Refraction of Light.

4. Prisms.

5. Spherical Lenses.

6. Astigmatic Lenses.

7. Optical Prescriptions, Spectacle Lenses.

8. Aberrations of Optical Systems Including the Eye.

9. Refraction by the Eye.

10. Optics of Ametropia.

11. Presbyopia.

12. Contact Lenses.

13. Optics of Low Vision Aids.

14. Instruments.

15. Lasers.

16. Practical Clinical Refraction.

17. Refractive Surgery.

Appendix I.

Appendix II.


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Andrew R. Elkington
Helena J. Frank
Michael J. Greaney
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