Clinical Management of Binocular Vision by argosojos


									Book Review
Clinical Management of Binocular Vision
   Scheiman M, Wick, B. Clinical Management of                 Part III, Management, is broken into seven chap-
Binocular Vision, Heterophoric, Accommodative, and        ters, discussing the management options for common
Eye Movement Disorders. 3rd ed., 2008, Lippincott         binocular vision conditions. The chapters have clear
Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 748 pages.          sample therapy programs to use for different types of
ISBN-13: 978-0-7817-7784-1                                patients, and tables with well written objectives for
                                                          the therapy. Chapter 15 discusses fixation disparity in
   Reviewed by Christine L. Allison, OD, Illinois         clear and concise terms. There are also many example
College of Optometry.                                     fixation disparity curves to help the reader understand
                                                          how to manage patients based on these curves.
     Clinical Management of Binocular Vision by                Part IV, Advanced Diagnostic and Management
Scheiman and Wick, has always been a must-have            Issues, includes nine chapters discussing more complex
text for those optometrists who choose                                     management issues. Diagnoses such as
to examine children and adults with                                        nystagmus, aniseikonia, and refractive
binocular vision disorders. Now, with                                      amblyopia are found in this part of the
the third edition, the authors have                                        text, as well as chapters on problems
added an entire stand alone chapter                                        related to computer use, acquired
for the primary care optometrist. Thus,                                    brain injury, and learning problems.
this text is now an important addition                                     There are two new chapters in this part
for any optometrist’s office.                                              of the text. Chapter 23 is a thorough
     The text is divided into five                                         discussion of the newest information
parts, along with a useful series of                                       on the development and management
appendices. In Part I, Diagnosis and                                       of refractive error. This chapter is a
General Treatment Approach, the first                                      very interesting read, and thoroughly
three chapters provide a thorough look                                     discusses myopia, hyperopia, and
at diagnostic testing, case analysis, and                                  astigmatism. The last chapter in this
general treatment modalities including                                     section is also new and deals with
prognosis. The fourth chapter is a new                                     binocular vision problems associated
part found only in the third edition. It is a chapter     with refractive surgery. This chapter is a much needed
dedicated to the primary care optometrist. This chapter   addition to this book as the popularity of refractive
gives good advice on how to incorporate binocular         surgery has grown with our patients. The chapter is
testing efficiently into a primary care practice, and     complete with many interesting cases to clearly outline
also when to refer.                                       the issues that can occur with refractive surgery.
     In Part II, Vision Therapy Procedures and                 The final part, Vision Therapy and Optometric
Instrumentation, there are four chapters. The first       Practice, includes one chapter which deals with
chapter reviews general concepts when choosing            practice management issues in vision therapy. It is
vision therapy techniques and clearly outlines the        a great resource for the vision therapy practitioner,
advantages and disadvantages of using certain             or for those who are considering adding vision
categories of techniques. Chapters 6-8 describe how       therapy to their practice. It provides a discussion on
to do therapy with specific techniques. While there are   communication, office setup, and insurance issues,
many techniques to use in vision therapy, the authors     as well as giving a list of equipment to get you started
have chosen widely used and very effective techniques     in practice.
to describe in these chapters. These chapters are              The three appendices are very useful. The first
invaluable for the student or practitioner who is new     has sample letters to parents, other professionals,
to vision therapy.                                        and insurance companies. The second appendix
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lists sources of additional information, such as                 This third edition is very well-written and the three
recommended articles regarding the effectiveness of          new chapters make it an invaluable resource, even if
vision therapy. The last appendix has lists of patient       you own the other two editions of this book. I would
instructions for home therapy activities. The write ups      highly recommend this text as an excellent resource
are simple to understand, yet thorough - exactly what        for both the student and the practicing optometrist.
you want to give to your patients.

                        COVD Congratulates the New Fellows and
                         Certified Optometric Vision Therapists
        Twenty-six optometrists became Board Certified Fellows (FCOVD) and one became a Board Certified Academic
        Fellow (FCOVD-A) at the COVD 39th Annual Meeting, October 17, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Congratulations
        to the new FCOVD and FCOVD-A members of COVD and thanks to their Mentors.

        Andrew R. Adamich, OD, FCOVD                         Shelley Kim, OD, FCOVD
        Deborah Michelle Amster, OD, FCOVD                   Scott R. Lewis, OD, FCOVD
        Mary Bartuccio, OD, FCOVD                            Megan Petty, OD, FCOVD
        Jacee R. Cotton, OD, FCOVD                           Robert W. Prazer, OD, FCOVD
        Vicky Fischer, OD, FCOVD                             Stephanie M. Rice, OD, FCOVD
        Richard S. Graebe, OD, FCOVD                         Gloria Hermida Salamanca, OD, FCOVD
        Mehrnaz D. Azimi Green, OD, FCOVD                    Emily Schottman, OD, FCOVD
        Sidney I. Greenberg, OD, FCOVD                       Christine A. Semenza, OD, FCOVD
        Elisa B. Haransky-Beck, OD, FCOVD                    Nadira S. Shadeed, OD, FCOVD
        Paul E. Harvey, OD, FCOVD                            Samantha Slotnick, OD, FCOVD
        Sarah Hinkley, OD, FCOVD                             Jennifer W. Smith, OD, FCOVD
        Paula Johnson, OD, FCOVD                             Vicky Johns Vandervort, OD, FCOVD
        Kristi D. Kading, OD, FCOVD                          Wanda Lee Vaughn, OD, FCOVD
        Neera Kapoor, OD, FCOVD-A

        In addition, seventeen optometric vision therapists completed the COVD certification process at the COVD
        39th Annual Meeting. Congratulations to the newly certified therapists and thank you to their mentors.

        Patricia Andrich, COVT                               Tanya Knezevic, COVT
        Jill Combs, COVT                                     Richard A. Miller, COVT
        Christy A. Conde, COVT                               Angi Mitchum, COVT
        Dinorah G. de Jones, COVT-I                          Debra S. Murray, COVT
        Krystal N. Hanegan, COVT                             Barbara S. Nelson, COVT
        Mindy Heino, COVT                                    Marianne E. Ports, COVT
        Gail K. Henry, COVT                                  Barbara Sumner, COVT
        Nelli Khanukova, COVT                                Amy E. Zeiger, COVT
        Katherine Ann Kinsey, COVT

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