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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Panel Chair, Mr Paul Archer, said: "The registrant was in breach of the HPC standards of proficiency for orthoptists by failing to demonstrate effective and appropriate skills in communicating information, advice, instructions and professional opinion to colleagues and patients.
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Panel Chairman Paul Archer said: "The registrant was in breach of the HPC standards of proficiency for orthoptists by failing to demonstrate effective and appropriate skills in communicating information, advice, instructions and professional opinion to colleagues, and patients.
Counsel for the HPC, Sophie Kemp, said: "He was a senior orthoptist and should have known what he was doing.
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orthoptist, SFZ Foerderzentrum gGmbH, Chemnitz, Germany; e-mail: <poertel-verweyen@sfz-chmnitz.
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Many low-vision problems can be addressed by educating people about very simple, cost-effective solutions such as extra lighting, magnifiers and other reading aids,' says Natasha Dawson, an orthoptist at Vision Australia.