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15 Advance techniques in soft and rigid contact lense fitting
16 Managing a contact lense practice
17 Visual fields
18 Automated visual field testing
19 Ocular Injuries
20 The urgent case
21 Common eye disorders
22 Common retinal disorders
24 Examination of the newborn, infant and small child
25 Maintenance of ophthalmic equipment and instruments
Section Three: Surgical Techniques
26 Aseptic technique and minor office surgery
27 The operative patient
28 Highlights of ocular surgery
29 Assisting the Surgeon
30 Lasers in ophthalmology
31 Ambulatory surgery
32 Refractive surgery
33 Corneal Collagen Cross Linking: A Major Breakthrough in the Management of Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, and Ectasia after LASIK
34 Wavefront aberrations and custom ablation
Section Four: Ocular imaging
35 Optical coherence tomography
36 Computerized corneal topography
37 Specular microscopy
38 Diagnostic ultrasound
Section Five: Special procedures
39 Ocular motility and binocular vision
40 Ophthalmic photography
41 Visual aids for the partially sighted
Section Six: Community Ocular Programs
42 Blind persons in the modern world
43 Art and the eye
44 Reading problems in children
45 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Section Seven: Expanded Roles in Eye Care Delivery
46 Computers in ophthalmic practice
Section Eight: Role of Assistants in Eye Care
47 Allied health personnel in ophthalmology
48 Ophthalmology ethics
49 Ophthalmic allied health personnel: scope of practice
50 Testing of ophthalmic skills
51 The development of ophthalmic assistants in North America
52 Assisting in the international community and in the prevention of blindness
By Harold A. Stein, MD, MSC(Ophth), FRCS(C), DOMS(London), Director, Maxwell K. Bochner Eye Institute, Toronto, Ontario; Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Senior Attending Ophthalmologist, Scarborough General Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario; Attending Ophthalmologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario; Past President, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, Ottawa, Ontario; Past President, Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, St. Paul, MN; Director, Professional Continuing Education, Centennial College of Applied Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Raymond M. Stein, MD, FRCS(C), Medical Director, Maxwell K. Bochner Eye Institute, Toronto, Ontario; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Chief, Department of Ophthalmology, Scarborough General Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario; Attending Ophthalmologist, Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto, Ontario; Past President, Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Orleans, Ontario and Melvin I. Freeman, MD, FACS, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA; Affiliate Clinical Investigator,Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA; Past Heat of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Clinic and Medical Center, Seattle, WA; Past President, Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, St. Paul, MN; Pastr President, Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, Birmingham, AL