CERTIFIED OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT EXAM REVIEW MANUAL

Author: Janice Ledford, COMT
Affiliation: EyeWrite Productions
Publisher: Slack Incorporated
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN 10: 1617110582
ISBN 13: 9781617110580
Edition: 3rd

Description:

The best-selling exam preparation manual for more than 15 years has been extensively updated into a Third Edition. With revisions and additional material that match the new JCAHPOr criteria for Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (COAr), this study resource will remain the top choice for those studying for certification. With nearly 1,400 questions, the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Exam Review Manual, Third Edition contains more questions with explanatory answers than any other study aid. Additionally, all 19 exam criteria headings are covered inside, including history taking, visual assessment, medical ethics, pharmacology, ophthalmic imaging, surgery, and more. Features: * Study tips, hints, and test-taking strategies * Explanatory answers for every question * Updated to reflect new JCAHPO COA exam criteria Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Exam Review Manual, Third Edition by Janice K. Ledford will be the most talked-about resource for those studying for the COAr exam, students in ophthalmic and optometric assisting programs, and those who wish to review before taking the COTr exam.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Introduction

History Taking

  • General
  • Presenting Complaint
  • Past Ocular History2
  • Medical
  • Medication
  • Social
  • Family
  • Explanatory Answers

Pupillary Assessment

  • Measure
  • Compare
  • Evaluate
  • Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect
  • Explanatory Answers

Contact Lenses

  • Measure
  • Patient Instruction
  • Patient Counsel
  • Fitting
  • Explanatory Answers

Equipment Maintenance and Repair

  • Clean and Lubricate
  • Tighten Screws
  • Replace Parts
  • Other
  • Explanatory Answers

Lensometry

  • Automated Lensometry
  • Manual Lensometry
  • Explanatory Answers

Keratometry

  • Corneal Curvature
  • Keratometry
  • Explanatory Answers

Medical Ethics, Legal, and Regulatory Issues

  • Third-Party Coding
  • Government and Institutional Rules and Regulations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Ethical and Legal Standards
  • Scribing
  • Confidentiality
  • Informed Consent
  • Explanatory Answers

Microbiology

  • Office Antisepsis
  • Universal Precautions
  • Explanatory Answers

Pharmacology

  • Ocular Medicines (Instilling and Identifying)
  • Educate Patients on Medications
  • Drug Reactions
  • Explanatory Answers

Ocular Motility

  • Versions and Ductions
  • Cover Tests
  • Stereopsis
  • Nystagmus
  • Explanatory Answers

Assisting in Surgical Procedures

  • General
  • Instrument Preparation
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Sterile Fields
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Nonrefractive Laser Therapy
  • Intraocular Injections
  • YAG Laser
  • Sterilization
  • Site Identification
  • Laser Safety
  • Assist With Procedures ,
  • Explanatory Answers

Ophthalmic Patient Services and Education

  • Patient Education
  • Ocular Diseases
  • Patient Instruction
  • Eye Dressings
  • Patient Flow
  • Triage
  • Forms and Manuals
  • Legal Forms for Government Services
  • Vital Signs
  • CPR
  • Explanatory Answers

Ophthalmic Imaging

  • Slit-Lamp/Anterior Segment Photography
  • Fundus Photography
  • External Photography
  • Diagnostic/Standardized A-Scan
  • Corneal Topography
  • Scanning Laser Tests for Glaucoma/Retina
  • Explanatory Answers

Refractometry

  • Refractive Errors
  • Automated Refractometry
  • Manifest Refractometry
  • Special Cases
  • Explanatory Answers

Spectacle Skills

  • Transpose Cylinder Readings
  • Explanatory Answers

Supplemental Skills

  • Intraocular Lens Power Calculation
  • Anterior Chamber Depth
  • Pachymetry
  • Calibrate Biometry Instruments
  • Tear Tests
  • Glare Testing
  • Color Vision Testing
  • Contact A-Scan
  • Laser Interferometry (IOLMaster)
  • Explanatory Answers

Tonometry

  • Goldmann Applanation Tonometer
  • Measuring
  • Other Tonometry Methods
  • Intraocular Pressure Dynamics
  • Explanatory Answers

Visual Assessment

  • Visual Acuity
  • Potential Acuity Meter Measurement
  • Pinhole Acuity
  • Explanatory Answers

Visual Fields

  • Visual Field Basics
  • Amsler Grid
  • Confrontation Fields
  • Automated Perimetry
  • Explanatory Answers

Appendix A Study and Test-Taking Strategies

Appendix B Suggested Reading and Resources

Bibliography