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Orthoptic Assessment and Management, 2nd Edition

Orthoptic Assessment and Management, 2nd Edition

David Stidwill

ISBN: 978-0-632-05012-3 August 1998 Wiley-Blackwell 260 Pages


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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.
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;.



Nystagmus, irregular eye movements, internuclear and supranuclear binocular anomalies;.

Professional qualifying examination technique;.

Case studies;.

References and background reading;.



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;.


* covers both optometric and medical management approaches * additional material for undergraduate teaching * includes case studies and an extensive glossary * new exercises for sports vision training * includes detailed investigation and management protocols for each sub-type of heterophoria and heterotropia * new chapter on case management gives a wealth of guidance on routine and unusual binocular anomalies * provides a quick reference system for shared child eye care problems