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Optical Devices in Ophthalmology and Optometry: Technology, Design Principles and Clinical Applications

Optical Devices in Ophthalmology and Optometry: Technology, Design Principles and Clinical Applications

Michael Kaschke, Karl-Heinz Donnerhacke, Michael Stefan Rill

ISBN: 978-3-527-41068-2 January 2014 638 Pages


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Medical technology is a fast growing field. This new title gives a comprehensive review of modern optical technologies alongside their clinical deployment. It bridges the technology and clinical domains and will be suitable in both technical and clinical environments. It introduces and develops basic physical methods (in optics, photonics, and metrology) and their applications in the design of optical systems for use in medical technology with a special focus on ophthalmology. Medical applications described in detail demonstrate the advantage of utilizing optical-photonic methods. Exercises and solutions for each chapter help understand and apply basic principles and methods. An associated website run by the authors will include slides to facilitate the teaching/training of this material, and typical images collected by the described methods, eg videos of endoscopy or navigation, OCT, etc.
1. Structure and Function
2. Optics of the Human Eye
3. Visual Disorders and Major Eye Diseases
4. Introduction to Ophthalmic Diagnosis and Imaging
5. Determination of the Refractive Status of the Eye
6. Optical Visualization, Imaging, and Structural Analysis
7. Optical Coherence Methods for Three-Dimensional Visualization and Structural Analysis
8. Functional Diagnostics
9. Laser-Tissue Interaction
10. Laser Systems for Treatment of Eye Diseases and Refractive Errors
A. Basics of Optics
B. Basics of Laser Systems
C. Used Variables and Abbreviations

“This unique and timely compendium is an excellent way to stay on top. It is written in a manner that makes the technology and corresponding clinical applications understandable, even for those with limited technical knowledge.”  (Doody’s, 2 October 2015)

“Optical Devices in Ophthalmology and Optometry is a timely, highly readable, and beautifully illustrated text that fulfills the need to bridge technical and clinical optics. In whole or part, it is an invaluable reference or basic text for Optometry, Ophthalmology, and Vision Science.”  (Optometry & Vision Science, 1 May 2015)

“The book is clearly written with many excellent illustrations.”  (Optics and Photonics News, 31 October 2014)

“Optical Devices in Ophthalmology and Optometry sets a very high standard for biomedical optics textbooks. I am impressed with the integration of the mathematical physics, the explanations of the fundamental physics with the emphasis on physical insights, the instrument design principles and their relation to the function of resulting medical device, and the clear explanations of the coupling between the optical properties of the eye and the coupling with the optical devices.”  (Journal of Biomedical Optics, 1 July 2014)