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The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care

A Manual for Healthcare Professionals

  • Daniel S. Casper
  • George A.  Cioffi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel S. Casper, Janet R. Sparrow
      Pages 3-25
    3. Quan V. Hoang
      Pages 27-36
    4. Lauren Yeager
      Pages 37-44
    5. Jason Horowitz
      Pages 45-54
    6. Jason Horowitz
      Pages 55-61
    7. Royce W. S. Chen, George A. Cioffi
      Pages 63-68
    8. Karina Conlin, Stephen L. Trokel
      Pages 69-80
  3. Anterior Segment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Danielle Trief
      Pages 83-96
    3. James Auran, Daniel S. Casper
      Pages 97-104
    4. Danielle Trief
      Pages 105-115
    5. Leejee H. Suh, Steven A. Kane
      Pages 117-136
    6. Jonathan Fay, Leejee H. Suh
      Pages 137-147
    7. Joaquin O. De Rojas, George J. Florakis
      Pages 149-153
    8. Jonathan Fay, George J. Florakis
      Pages 155-161
  4. Glaucoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. George A. Cioffi
      Pages 165-176
    3. Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, Jeffrey Liebmann, George A. Cioffi
      Pages 177-184

About this book


This unique resource is a practical, easy-to-use guide for the non-ophthalmologist healthcare provider as they encounter patients with eye complaints and other concerning ophthalmic conditions. The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care is specifically designed with the non-ophthalmologist in mind, and provides a foundation of basic eye anatomy and physiology, functional analysis, pathology, and concepts in eye care.

Each chapter delivers an accessible summary of various ophthalmic diseases and conditions, all of which are frequently encountered in everyday practice. These chapters provide in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics, from testing and examination procedures to management protocols, referral guidelines and expected frequency of follow-up for each disorder. Complete with hundreds of high-quality, descriptive illustrations and clinical photographs, The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care presents clear, understandable explanations of basic eye anatomy, physiology, disease and treatment for non-ophthalmic practitioners and students. In doing so, this guide provides a framework for determining the normal versus the abnormal, helping the reader recognize which patients require referral, and identify which conditions are developing, require urgent treatment, or can be routinely followed. Non-ophthalmologist healthcare providers and students alike will find this book, written by leaders in the field, a practical resource to consult as they encounter patients with treatable but potentially sight-threatening conditions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel S. Casper
    • 1
  • George A.  Cioffi
    • 2
  1. 1.Columbia University Irving Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Columbia University Irving Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Daniel S. Casper, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Director of Ophthalmology

Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

Columbia University

New York, NY, USA

George A. Cioffi, MD

Jean and Richard Deems Professor of Ophthalmology and the Edward S. Harkness Professor of Ophthalmology

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY, USA 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care
  • Book Subtitle A Manual for Healthcare Professionals
  • Editors Daniel S. Casper
    George A. Cioffi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-10885-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-10886-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 531
  • Number of Illustrations 25 b/w illustrations, 415 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
    General Practice / Family Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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