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Ophthalmic Care


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ISBN: 9781910451045

New revised 2nd edition

724pp • Illustrated



Janet Marsden, Professor of Ophthalmology and Emergency Care, Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University

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‘The text is clear and easy to read with numerous interspersed tables and diagrams … a useful reference’ 

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology


An accessible and comprehensive book that fully integrates the contribution of knowledge from all ophthalmic disciplines and offers essential reading for practice

Community Eye Health


Written by an international team of ophthalmic practitioners, this authoritative book is a vital resource not only for ophthalmic professionals, but for any healthcare professional who cares for patients with eye problems. In the ten years since the first edition was published, practice has moved on, as has the evidence for practice. This second edition draws on the passion and goodwill of the original team of authors, complemented by other colleagues, to fully revise and update the text in line with new findings, new practice and new and exciting treatments.


The book is broadly divided into three sections. The first section considers the structure and function of the eye, as well as the basic principles of ophthalmology and eye examination. The second section considers patient care in diverse settings, as well as work-related issues and patient education. It also includes two entirely new chapters on eye banking and global eye health. The third section takes a systematic approach to patient care, working from the front to the back of the eye, discussing some of the common disorders affecting each structure (such as the lens or cornea) or group of structures (such as the eyelids or lacrimal drainage system). The book concludes with a very useful glossary of ophthalmic terms.


Some aspects of practice discussed in the text are, of necessity, UK based, but these are clearly indicated and, wherever possible, principles (rather than specifics) are addressed and readers are directed to local policies and interpretations.


The first edition of this book became a core text for ophthalmic nursing, in particular, and for the education of ophthalmic nurses across the world. This new edition will provide a comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based resource for all ophthalmic healthcare professionals.


Contents include:

  • Physiology of vision
  • Optics
  • Pharmacology
  • Examination of the eye
  • Visual impairment
  • Patient education
  • Work and the eye
  • Care of the adult ophthalmic patient in an inpatient setting
  • The care of the child undergoing ophthalmic treatment
  • Developments in day care surgery for ophthalmic patients
  • Ophthalmic theatre nursing
  • The care of patients presenting with acute problems
  • Eye banking
  • Global eye health
  • The eyelids and lacrimal drainage system
  • The conjunctiva
  • The cornea
  • The sclera
  • The lens
  • The uveal tract
  • The angle and aqueous
  • The retina and vitreous
  • The orbit and extraocular muscles
  • Visual and pupillary pathways and neuro-ophthalmology
  • The eye and systemic disease


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