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Clinical Ocular Prosthetics – available from Springer Publications

This is the first textbook to offer a comprehensive account of ocular prosthetics and the evidence that underpins and supports this field of healthcare. It does so by bringing together information from ophthalmology, prosthetic eye and contact lens literature and from experts working in these fields.

The book describes the psychological, anatomical and physiological aspects of eye loss as well as surgical procedures for removing the eye, patient evaluation, making and fitting prosthetic eyes (including prosthetic and surgical techniques for dealing with socket complications), the socket’s response to prosthetic eye wear, prosthetic eye maintenance and the history of prosthetic eyes.

The book is written primarily for ocular, maxillofacial and anaplastology prosthetists, ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, optometrists and students of these disciplines.  The book is also a useful resource for other health workers and family members who care for prosthetic eye patients and for those patients who require a deeper understanding of the issues affecting them.

About the authors:

Dr Keith R Pine, BSc (Psych), MBA, PhD (Optom), MIMPT

Dr Pine trained as a dental technician before obtaining his advanced certificate in maxillofacial technology through the City and Guilds of London programme and specialising in maxillofacial prosthetics.   He founded a commercial dental laboratory in 1976 and over the next 27 years transformed it into Australasia’s largest private dental practice (now Lumino the Dentists) employing over 100 professional staff. After selling the practice in 2003 he established the New Zealand Artificial Eye Service where he currently works as an ocular prosthetist. He is a Research Fellow with the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland and a member of the Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists in the UK.

Mr Brian H Sloan, MB ChB, MHB (Hons), FRANZCO

Mr Sloan’s general ophthalmic training was in New Zealand, followed by fellowships in the sub-specialty of Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery in Melbourne, Australia; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; and Vancouver, Canada. He currently works in both private and public practice, training ophthalmic registrars and international oculoplastics fellows. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the University of Auckland Department of Ophthalmology, a Senior Inspector of Training posts for the Royal Australian and NZ College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons, and the immediate past Chairman of the RANZCO NZ branch Qualifications and Education Committee.

Assoc Professor Robert J Jacobs, MSc, PhD Melb. LOSc, FAAO, FACO.

Associate Professor Jacobs is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Fellow of the Australian College of Optometry, an honorary member of the New Zealand Association of Optometrists, an Associate Editor of the journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry, and a director of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand.  He is currently the Academic Director of the Bachelor of Optometry programme in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland.

From left: Brian Sloan, Keith Pine, Robert Jacobs

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The first textbook to offer a comprehensive account of ocular prosthetics and the evidence that underpins and supports this field of healthcare

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