orthoptist


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or·thop·tist

(ōr-thop'tist),
One skilled in orthoptics.

orthoptist

[ôrthop′tist]
Etymology: Gk, orthos + ops, eye
a person qualified by postsecondary training and successful completion of an examination by the American Orthoptist Council who, under the supervision of an ophthalmologist, tests eye muscles and teaches exercise programs designed to correct eye coordination defects.

orthoptist

A person trained in the diagnosis of inapparent squint; in the measurement of the angle of squint; in assessing the visual acuity in young children; determining the degree to which the child is able to perceive simultaneously with the two eyes (binocular vision); and diagnosing ABNORMAL RETINAL CORRESPONDENCE. Othoptists work to avoid or overcome AMBLYOPIA largely by the judicious covering for variable periods of the better-seeing eye (occlusion). They use a range of optical instruments in their work.

orthoptist 

A person who practises orthoptics.
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In a year's time, his case will be reviewed and he must prove he can competently work as an orthoptist to rejoin the profession.
Mrs Smart added: "If parents or carers are concerned about a child's eyes before their routine test is due health visitors or doctors can refer them to the community orthoptist in each area for a check at a local health clinic.
Aqsa Syed, orthoptist at Sidra Medical and Research Center.
orthoptist, Department of Clinical Vision Sciences, La Trobe University, Kingsbury Drive.
Combined social functions with the nurses and orthoptist groups.
Rosie Auld, of Tile Hill, who is head orthoptist at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, is made a CBE for services to healthcare.
The judgment was made yesterday on orthoptist Mark Jones, who worked at Warrington Hospital between 1990 and 2007.
Orthoptist Mark Jones is accused of failing to assess "sight threatening" changes in some of his patients and potentially damaging their health at Warrington Hospital.
As I started to think about what I would like to do for a career, I looked in all aspects of eye health but decided that the role of orthoptist was a good varied job with lots of different specialties.
Cara Beech-Webb, aged four, has her eyes tested by Birmingham Children's Hospital head orthoptist Jacky Nolan
In addition, the professions of laboratory technician, radiographer and orthoptist are restricted to paid employment only and not self-employment.
orthoptist, SFZ Foerderzentrum gGmbH, Chemnitz, Germany; e-mail: <poertel-verweyen@sfz-chmnitz.