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The Little Eye Book


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Table of Contents

Dedication; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Introduction; Chapter 1. What's In There (Ocular Anatomy); Chapter 2. How It Works (Ocular Physiology); Chapter 3. Oh Say Can You See (Refractive Errors, Glasses, and Other Delights); Chapter 4. What Can Go Wrong (Common Eye Disorders and Trauma); Chapter 5. Crazy Eyes, Lazy Eyes, and Getting on Your Nerves (Strabismus, Amblyopia, and Neurology); Chapter 6. What's Going On? (Ocular Symptoms and Potential Diagnoses); Chapter 7. Checking It Out (Basic Examination Techniques and Patient Services); Chapter 8. Checking It Further (Overview of Ocular Tests); Chapter 9. Fixing It (Overview of Ophthalmic Surgery); Chapter 10. Treating It (Pharmacology).

About the Author

Written by Janice K. Ledford, an eyecare professional with over 26 years of experience, The Little Eye Book: A Pupil's Guide to Understanding Ophthalmology, Second Edition is perfect for anyone who works in the eye care industry or with patients, but isn't an ophthalmologist.


"The Little Eye Book is highly recommended for all readers, even those with only casual interest. The book is well organized, enabling specific topics of interest to be found easily. Because of its smaller size, the book (as promised by its name) is easy to carry around and easy to use."

-- Marilyn Haddrill, About.com/vision
"Anyone interested in learning more about the eye, refractive conditions, or the equipment used to diagnose and manage refractive conditions will benefit from this short book. This book is remarkably comprehensive for being so small and compact. Various diagrams and tables help readers to visualize and quickly understand the concepts. This book is a joy to read. The author makes learning about the eye fun with humor and a relaxed approach to learning. The book is easy to carry and would be great for office personnel or for those in related fields needing a working knowledge of the eye and eye care."

-- Brian D. Marshall, OD, TLC The Laser Center, Doody Enterprises Inc.
"I highly recommend that you take a look at The Little Eye Book...the authors have provided a clear and easy-to-read explanations of the essential aspects of eyecare, and information on eye anatomy and how the eye functions."

-- Rochelle Caviness, Large Print Reviews
"In an age when most health care recipients are hungry for additional knowledge, this text would be an ideal adjunct."

-- William N. Clarke, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology

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