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Contact Lenses in Ophthalmic Practice


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Renato Giovedi Filho, Marizilda Andrade Giovedi, Jason J. Nichols
    Pages 1-6
  3. Claudia Assis Lima, Newton Kara-José, Jason J. Nichols
    Pages 7-16
  4. Newton Kara-José Jr., Cleusa Coral-Ghanem, Jeffery Schafer
    Pages 17-21
  5. Dede Reyes, Newton Kara-José, Regina Carvalho de Salles Oliveira
    Pages 22-26
  6. Milton Ruiz Alves, Newton Kara-José, Kelly K. Nichols
    Pages 27-36
  7. Michael Twa, Cleusa Coral-Ghanem, Breno Barth
    Pages 37-56
  8. Peter Bergenske, Saly Moreira
    Pages 57-67
  9. Cleusa Coral-Ghanem, Lisa Badowski
    Pages 68-78
  10. Nilo Holzchuh, Cleusa Coral-Ghanem, Timothy B. Edrington
    Pages 84-89
  11. Michael Twa, Saly Moreira
    Pages 90-108
  12. Muriel Schornack, Cleusa Coral-Ghanem, Ari de Souza Pena
    Pages 109-124
  13. Adamo Lui Netto, Jeffrey J. Walline
    Pages 125-129
  14. Cleusa Coral-Ghanem, Jeffrey J. Walline
    Pages 130-135
  15. Kaaryn Pederson, Cleusa Coral-Ghanem
    Pages 136-159
  16. Loretta B. Szczotka, Paulo Ricardo de Oliveira, Newton Kara-José
    Pages 160-167
  17. Adamo Lui Netto, Eric Ritchey
    Pages 168-180
  18. Timothy B. Edrington, Ari de Souza Pena
    Pages 181-190
  19. Paulo Ricardo de Oliveira, Jeffrey J. Walline
    Pages 191-196

About this book


Even with the advances in intraocular lens technology and the growing diversity of refractive surgery techniques, the role of contact lenses in ophthalmic practice has only increased. This is due in part to the great strides in materials, technology, expanding applications (both refractive and therapeutic) for contact lenses, and the clear recognition that contact lenses will always be an important tool for the ophthalmologist. With the fitting of contact lenses as a medical art, requiring a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology and optics of the eye, this practice is formulaic only in part. The rest of contact lens practice requires sound medical judgment and decision- making that comes only with "hands-on" experience. The authors address this need by starting with a didactic approach that incorporates frequently-asked questions and straightforward answers so that the ophthalmology resident, intermediate contact lens practitioner, and optometrist will find this to be an indispensable resource.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of California, DavisSacramento
  2. 2.College of OptometryOhio State UniversityColumbus
  3. 3.Hospital de Olhos Sadalla Amin GhanemUniversity of São Paulo (USP)Joinville, Santa CatarinaBrazil
  4. 4.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of São Paulo (USP)Brazil
  5. 5.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)São PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Contact Lenses in Ophthalmic Practice
  • Authors Mark J. Mannis
    Karla Zadnik
    Cleusa Coral-Ghanem
    Newton Kara-José
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-40400-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-21758-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 328
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published in Portuguese
  • Topics Ophthalmology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the reviews:

"There are 25 chapters that cover a broad spectrum of topics of relevance to the junior/beginning contact lens practitioner. … the text is well written in uncomplicated language and in that way is properly geared for its intended audience. All chapters end with pertinent references … . this book meets its stated aim of providing useful and relevant introductory material on contact lenses for the novice practitioner. … readers can gain an overall appreciation of a topic in what is an accessible, easy-to-read, inquiry-based format." (Nathan Efron, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 244, 2006)