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Dictionary of Optometry and Vision Science. Edition No. 8

  • ID: 4398750
  • Book
  • November 2017
  • Elsevier Health Science
Completely revised, updated, and redesigned, this classic dictionary by Dr. Michel Millodot continues to be an essential resource for all optometrists in training and in practice, as well as residents in ophthalmology. It is also a crucial source of information for anyone involved in vision science and in the optical industry. It now includes many new entries on pathology, pharmacology, investigative techniques, visual perception, optics and contact lenses. This edition presents all of the features that have made it so successful in the past, such as succinct, understandable definitions, comprehensive tables and illustrations, clinical advice, and extensive cross-references.

Uniquely blending the best features of a textbook, a dictionary, and a practical handbook, Dictionary of Optometry and Vision Science remains a cornerstone for all those providing eye care, engaged in vision science, or entering the optical industry.

- Now includes definitions of over 5600 terms, as well as 90 tables and 253 illustrations that enhance understanding of many of the definitions.

- Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
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Preface to the eighth edition

About the dictionary

Abbreviations, acronyms and symbols

Common prefixes and suffixes

Linguistic origin of common terms

Greek alphabet


Figure credits

List of tables



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Michel Millodot Honorary Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UK; Professor Emeritus, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
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