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The Pediatric Eye Exam Quick Reference Guide: Office and Emergency Room Procedures

The Pediatric Eye Exam Quick Reference Guide: Office and Emergency Room Procedures
Author(s)/Editor(s): Lily Zhu-Tam (Citywide Eye Care Optometry, USA)and Ida Chung (College of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences, USA)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8044-8
ISBN13: 9781799880448
ISBN10: 1799880443
EISBN13: 9781799880455


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There is a need for comprehensive books that provide crucial information in a clear and direct manner, particularly in the medical field. Currently, there are limited resources available to students and clinicians that provide step-by-step procedures with pictures on how to examine the eye in the pediatric population.

The Pediatric Eye Exam Quick Reference Guide: Office and Emergency Room Procedures is a clinical procedure book to provide step-by-step pediatric eye care examination techniques and is an important addition to the field of eye care. The chapters are written by leading pediatric optometrists and ophthalmologists in the field. Years of academic and clinical experiences from schools of optometry, hospital-based eye care, and private practice are all presented in a user-friendly format with clinical pearls and insights that will help any clinician perform a pediatric eye exam easily and efficiently. Covering a range of critical topics such as pupil examination, visual field testing, refraction, and ocular emergencies and providing pictures, it is ideal for all students, residents, academicians, trainers, and novel and seasoned clinicians who are interested in learning how to examine a pediatric patient and staying on top of the latest pediatric eye care procedures.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Lily Zhu-Tam (Ed.)

Lily Zhu-Tam graduated from SUNY College of Optometry and completed her residency program at Salus University in pediatric and binocular vision. Thereafter, she joined the faculty at SUNY College of Optometry as an Assistant Clinical Professor. She was then promoted to Director of the Optometry Residency Program at the Bronx Care Health System. Where she was the co-founder of the Primary Care and Ocular Disease Residency Program for advance clinical training at the hospital and the creator of the on-call program for optometry residents in the hospital’s emergency department. Later she created the first Pediatric Optometry Clinic for Mt. Sinai at Queens General Hospital. She has published clinical articles, lectured at CE classes and was an active research examiner in the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial, a national randomized multi-center trial sponsored by the National Eye Institute. Along with her decade of academic experience, she also has experience working as the medical director of a multi-office private practice. Given her academic and clinical experiences combined with her passion for pediatrics, it has led her to become the founder of Citywide Eye Care.

Ida Chung (Ed.)

Ida Chung is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and associate professor of optometry at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Cornell University in 1989, her Doctor of Optometry from the SUNY College of Optometry in 1993 and completed a residency in pediatrics and binocular vision at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1994. Dr. Chung obtained her fellowship in developmental vision and vision therapy from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) in 1996 and became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2001. She taught for 19 years at the SUNY College of Optometry where she served as Chief of Pediatrics at the Eye Care Institute and a vision consultant for various community agencies. Dr. Chung is currently serving as the President of the California Optometric Association, is past president of COVD, and served on the executive board of the New York State Optometric Association. She is a principal investigator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group with research interest in the areas of pediatric vision care. Dr. Chung has published extensively and is a frequent invited lecturer to practicing optometrists both domestically and internationally.


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