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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Sanjay N Smith, M.D.(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
Description: This concise reference helps general ophthalmologists in arranging treatment plans for their glaucoma patients. Its unique question and answer format allows for easy retention.
Purpose: The purpose is to share knowledge from experts in the field of glaucoma on specific diagnosis and treatment plans. This book is helpful in the understanding and treatment of glaucoma, since it is an evolving field.
Audience: Aimed at general ophthalmologic practitioners, the book helps answer common diagnostic dilemmas we see when treating glaucoma patients. The authors are pioneers in glaucoma research.
Features: This book addresses landmark glaucoma studies that have been used as treatment guidelines. Diagnostic tools such as OCT, HRT, and other imaging modalities are explained in relation to their use with patients. Medical, laser, and surgical therapy are also covered, giving answers to the common questions of when to treat. The diagnostic tools are particularly well covered, with great illustrations and explanations.
Assessment: This is a great resource for general ophthalmologists seeing glaucoma patients. The stepwise question and answer format makes reading easy. It answers common questions and eases the anxiety factor that accompanies some of the uncertainty in glaucoma management.