SUNY Optometry professor Dr. Mark Rosenfield has edited a new textbook, Clinical Cases in Eye Care (Wolter Kluwer, October 2018) with Dr. Denise Goodwin, Pacific University, and Dr. Eunice Myung Lee, Southern California College of Optometry.
The textbook provides more than 120 clinical case examples to illustrate the current scope of primary eye care practice. Experts discuss a wide range of conditions commonly seen in today’s practice, including refractive, perceptual, binocular vision, anterior and posterior segment, neurological and systemic disorders.
The editors asked experts to submit examples of conditions encountered on a regular basis in the clinical setting. While perhaps less exciting than more esoteric cases, Dr. Rosenfield believes they have greater value as teaching tools as the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ occurrence may never been seen by most practitioners. “Many clinicians use their own personal patient encounters as teaching tools, but they may not provide a sufficiently wide scope to cover the range of topics required with a comprehensive curriculum,” he said.
Contributors include College faculty – Dr. Harriette Canellos, Dr. Julia Canestraro, Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda, Dr. Myoung-Hee Han, Dr. Tamara Petrosyan, Dr. Joan Portello, Dr. Jerome Sherman and Dr. Barry Tannen – and alumni.