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                  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION: Vision and EyeCare
                                  Part 1/5
                          (Copyright(C), Grant Sayer)
                         (grants@research.canon.oz.au)
+============================================================================+

Updates:
	- Added WWW locations of interest relative to each section of the
	  FAQ
	- Made the Refractive surgery section one part and place other
	  information into Section 6

============================================================================== 
Section 0: Introduction and Table of Contents 
==============================================================================

DOCUMENT:               Frequently-Asked-Questions for sci.med.vision
REVISION:               $Date: 1996/03/13 00:40:28 $, $Revision: 1.29 $

AUTHOR:                 Grant Sayer BOptomBSc

CONTRIBUTORS:           Barbara La Scala, Scott Fitz, Ronald Jones,
                        David Nelson M.D, Nathan Schwade PhD, Alex Eulenberg,
                        Darren Berar, W.Lee Wan M.D, Robert Sekuler

COPYRIGHT:              Copyright (C), 1995 Grant Sayer
                        Permission to copy all or part of this work is
                        granted provided that the copies are not made or
                        distributed for resale (except a nominal copy fee
                        may be charged), and provided that the AUTHOR, 
                        COPYRIGHT and NO WARRANTY sections are retained 
                        verbatim and are displayed as is.  If anyone needs
                        other permissions that aren't covered by the above
                        please contact the author.

NO WARRANTY:            THIS WORK IS PROVIDED ON AN AS IS BASIS. THE AUTHOR
                        PROVIDES NO WARRANTY AND PROVIDES THE INFORMATION 
                        TO ASSIST UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN VISION AND EYECARE.
                        THIS INFORMATION DOES NOT REPLACE PERSONAL EXAMINATION
                        BY AN EYECARE PROFESSIONAL AND THE AUTHOR AND 
                        CONTRIBUTORS DO NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR 
                        MISUSE OF THIS INFORMATION. IF ANY READER HAS CONCERNS
                        ABOUT THEIR VISION OR HEALTH OF THEIR EYES EXAMINATION
                        BY AN EYECARE PROFESSIONAL IS THE ONLY RECOMMENDED
                        COURSE OF ACTION.

AVAILABILITY:           This FAQ is available from:
	(WWW)				URL http://www.webcom.com/~optcom/
    (WWW)               URL: http://spectacle.berkeley.edu
    (Gopher)            gopher://eyesite.optometry.ohio-state.edu
    (Ascii)             email - 'grants@research.canon.oz.au'

ARCHIVES:               sci.med.vision articles are currently being
                        archived by Grant Sayer.  A summary of topics
                        will be placed on a listserver as time permits :-)

IMAGES:                 Some basic images (TIFF/BMP/GIF) of anatomy of the
                        eye, diagrams of refractive problems, common
                        eye diseases are maintained by the author.  Please
                        email for further information.

SEE ALSO:                                


============================================================================== 
SubSection 0A: Table of Contents 
==============================================================================

=========== POSTING# 1================
Section 0: Introduction and Table of Contents
Subsection 0A: Table of Contents
Subsection 0B: Nomenclature and Common Abbreviations

=========== POSTING# 2================
Section 1: Optics of the Eye and General Information
1.1: What is Myopia ?
1.2: What is Hyperopia ?
1.3: What is Emmetropia ?
1.4: What is Astigmatism ?
1.5: What is Presbyopia ?
1.6: How is Visual Acuity Measured ?

Section 2: Spectacles
2.1: How to read a glasses prescription    
2.2: Why the difference in prescription writing between Optometrists 
     and Ophthalmologists    
2.3: How to convert between the two forms of prescriptions.
2.4: Spectacle Lens materials    
2.5: Types of Spectacle Lenses    
2.6: Ultra Violet absorption and Lenses    
2.7: Standards Requirements for Spectacle Lenses    
2.8: Cost of frames    
2.9: Cost of lenses
2.10: Minimising edge thickness


Section 3: Contact Lenses
3.1: Difference between soft and hard/rigid contact lenses    
3.2: How to read a Contact Lens Prescription
3.3: Types of Soft Contact Lenses    
3.3.1:  Spherical    
3.3.2:  Toric    
3.3.3:  Disposable    
3.3.4:  Extended Wear    
3.3.5:  Bifocal Lenses    
3.4: Types of Rigid Contact Lenses    
3.4.1:  PMMA    
3.4.2:  RGP    
3.5:    Costs of Contact Lenses    
3.6:    Solutions required for CL maintenance    
3.7:    Common CL Wearer Questions    
3.7.1:    Why do I have to clean my Contact Lenses ?    
3.7.2:    Why is there a limit to the length of wearing time ?    
3.7.3:    Can I lose the lens behind my eye ?    
3.7.4:    How do I tell if I've lost the lens from my eye?    
3.7.5:    How can I tell if I've put them in the wrong eye ?    
3.7.6:    How to tell if the lenses are inside out ?    
3.7.7:    How do I know when to dispose of my disposable lenses ?    
3.7.8:    Can I store my lenses in tap water ?    
3.7.9.    Can I store my lenses dry ?    
3.7.10.   How long does it take to adapt to new lenses ?    
3.7.11.   Why do I have to use protein cleaner    ?
3.7.12.   Can I use eyedrops with my contact lenses    ?
3.7.13.   How do I get around dryness with contact lenses    ?
3.8.    Risks and Benefits of Contact Lenses    
3.9.    Mail order contact lenses    
3.10.   Making your own saline - risks    

=========== POSTING# 3================
Section 4: Diseases of the Eye (Anterior Eye Disease)
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Conjunctivitis
4.3 Dry Eye
4.4 Eyelid Problems
4.5 Keratoconus
4.6 Herpes Zoster
4.7 Effects of Radiation on the Eye
4.7.1 General Effects of Radiation on the Eye
4.7.2 Visual Displays and Radiation
4.8 Iridology

Section 5: Diseases of the Eye (Posterior Eye Disease)
5.1 Floaters
5.2 Macular Degeneration
5.3 Retinal Detachment
5.4 Diabetes and the Retina
5.5 Retinitis Pigmentosa
5.6 Glaucoma
5.7 Cataract
5.8 Uveitis
5.9 Ocular Migraines
5.9.1 Introduction
5.9.2 Classification of Migraines
5.10 Choroiditis

Section 6: Binocular Vision Problems
6.1: Strabismus (Turned Eye)
6.2: Amblyopia ("Lazy Eye")    
6.3: Problem(s) When Wearing Glasses    
6.4: Vision Therapy
6.4.1:  Introduction
6.4.2:  Bates Method 

Section 7: Colour Vision Problems
7.1: Defective Colour Vision
7.2  Classification of Congenital Colour Vision Defects
7.3  Acquired Colour Vision Defects

=========== POSTING# 4================
Section 8: Refractive Surgery & Refractive Corrections 
		   (PRK, RK, ALK, LASIK, OrthoK)
8.1: Types of Refractive Surgery
8.2: Description of the Procedures
8.3: Comparisons of the Procedures
8.4: Complications of the Procedures
8.5: Criteria for suitability of Procedures
8.6: Personal Experiences of Refractive Surgery
8.7: Costs of Surgery
8.8: Further information on Procedures
8.9: Location of Places performing procedure
8.10: OrthoKeratology

=========== POSTING# 5=================
Section 9: Ocular Emergencies
9.0: Eye Injuries and Emergencies    
9.1:    What to do in an emergency    

Section 10: Internet Resources and References for Vision/Eyecare
10.0: Internet Vision/Health Resources    
10.1: Guide to On-Line Medical Resources    
10.2: Images of Eye Conditions/Diseases    

Section 11: Vision/Eyecare Mailing List
11.3: Mailing Lists    
11.1:    RPList    
11.2:    CVNet    
11.3:    ColorCat    
11.4:    HMatrix    
11.5:    BlindFam    
11.6:    BlindNews    
11.7:    MedNet    
11.8:    EyeMove    
11.9:    LiveEye    
11.10:   PupilNet    
11.11    Sjogren's Syndrome List
11.12    Ophthalmic Photography & Imaging Mailing List
11.13    OphGen

Section 12 World Wide Web (WWW )
Section 13 Email for Optoms/Ophthals    
Section 14: References
Section 15: Contributors    

-- 
Grant Sayer 
EMAIL: grants@research.canon.oz.au                PHONE: +61-2-805-2937
SNAIL: Canon Information Systems Research Australia
       1 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde, Australia 2113

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