Glaucoma Medical Therapy: Principles and Management / Edition 2

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Glaucoma medical therapy has evolved with the advent of each new drug. This evolution has moved quickly and generated new information that clinicians need to understand, synthesize, and implement about medications that have specific benefits and risks for their glaucoma patients. This book aims to provide clinicians with an accessible guide to the current art and science of using clinically available drugs for the medical therapy of glaucoma. The contributors have attempted to present evidence-based information, while providing perspective from their clinical experience. In order to reflect the extensive changes that have occurred since the publication of the first edition in 1999, new chapters have been added about fixed combination drugs and the medical treatment of pediatric patients, and existing chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated. Glaucoma Medical Therapy will be a valuable reference for ophthalmologists in both practice and training, as well as for other practitioners who have clinical contact with glaucoma patients.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Prithvi S. Sankar, MD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
Description: This book describes the principles and management of the medical treatment of glaucoma, detailing each class of glaucoma drugs, their mechanisms, side effects, and limitations.
Purpose: The purpose, to provide information about glaucoma medical therapy for practicing ophthalmologists and ophthalmologists in training, is a worthy one, since glaucoma is still managed principally through medical therapy. Fortunately, the book delivers accurate and complete information about medications used to treat glaucoma.
Audience: By including numerous scientific references and by having various leaders in glaucoma author each section, the book provides ample information to educate practicing ophthalmologists and ophthalmologists in training.
Features: The main focus of the book is on the classes of glaucoma medications, but it also covers ocular pharmacology, combination medications, systemic drugs and intraocular pressure, along with special areas such as medications during pregnancy and in pediatrics. The authors do not limit themselves to drugs approved for use in the United States; they also cover medications available worldwide. Although the book does not break any new ground, it does provide a complete and thorough description of the current thinking on the medical management of glaucoma.
Assessment: The medical management of glaucoma is continually changing. The advent of newer medications over the last few years has made the treatment of glaucoma more efficacious and better tolerated, resulting in fewer side effects. Because of the changing landscape of glaucoma therapy, this book is valuable as a complete reference to help ophthalmologists and those in training keep up with this rapidly changing field.
From the Publisher
"A complete reference to help ophthalmologists and those in training keep up with this rapidly changing field."—Doody's

"Medical therapy for glaucoma has undergone a revolution in the last 12 years. The special value of this book is its wide coverage of medical therapy from many angles, providing an extensive account of ocular pharmacology, clinically relevant information on individual drugs in each class, a discussion of medical therapy in the context of the large glaucoma treatment trials, as well as the medical treatment of angle closure, secondary glaucomas, glaucoma in pregnancy and glaucoma in children. Glaucoma Medical Therapy is an exceptional reference source for specialists and generalists who treat glaucoma."—Keith Barton, MD, FRCP, FRCS, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Service Director, Moorfields Eye Hospital

"I greatly enjoyed reading this book. It's both a very comprehensive resource, as well as a very practical how to do guide. Easy and enjoyable to read. Impressive and definitive. Totally comprehensive!"—David L. Epstein, MD, MMM, Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center

"This is a practical and highly useful resource for all ophthalmologists dealing with glaucoma. Many conceptual and therapeutic advances have been made since the original edition in 1999. The reader will find currently relevant information, as all chapters have been thoroughly updated. Both residents and clinicians will welcome this clearly written and well-illustrated new book."—Murray A. Johnstone, MD, Consultant in Glaucoma, Swedish Medical Center

"Dr. Netland has done a masterful job of editing the second edition of Glaucoma Medical Therapy. Since the first edition, there have been major advances in glaucoma pharmacology and the medical management of glaucoma, and these are nicely reflected in each chapter, all of which have been extensively revised. Each chapter has been written by world leaders in the various fields of glaucoma medical therapy and provides the most authoritative, comprehensive and clinically relevant information that is currently available on the subjects. This book provides both the student and practitioner with the most up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive guide for the medical management of our patients with glaucoma."—M. Bruce Shields, MD, Marvin L. Sears Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine

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Meet the Author

Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD is currently Siegal Professor, Director of Glaucoma, and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Ophthalmology, Hamilton Eye Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Netland is an internationally recognized expert in the clinical management of glaucoma.

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Table of Contents

1 Ocular Pharmacology Simon K. Law Law, Simon K. David A. Lee Lee, David A. 3

2 Prostaglandin Analogs Thomas W. Hejkal Hejkal, Thomas W. Carl B. Camras Camras, Carl B. 33

3 Beta Blockers Albert S. Khouri Khouri, Albert S. Paul J. Lama Lama, Paul J. Robert D. Fechtner Fechtner, Robert D. 55

4 Adrenergic Agents Elliott M. Kanner Kanner, Elliott M. Howard I. Savage Savage, Howard I. 79

5 Cholinergic Drugs B'Ann True Gabelt Gabelt, B'Ann True Paul L. Kaufman Kaufman, Paul L. 103

6 Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors Eve J. Higginbotham Higginbotham, Eve J. Robert C. Allen Allen, Robert C. 123

7 Fixed-Combination Drugs Albert S. Khouri Khouri, Albert S. Tony Realini Realini, Tony Robert D. Fechtner Fechtner, Robert D. 139

8 Osmotic Drugs Peter A. Netland Netland, Peter A. Allan E. Kolker Kolker, Allan E. 151

9 Systemic Drugs and Intraocular Pressure Peter A. Netland Netland, Peter A. 165

10 Initial Medical Treatment Nauman R. Imami Imami, Nauman R. R. Rand Allingham Allingham, R. Rand 179

11 Adjunctive Medical Therapy Malik Y. Kahook Kahook, Malik Y. Lisa S. GameIl GameIl, Lisa S. Joel S. Schuman Schuman, Joel S. 201

12 Special Therapeutic Situations Robert Ritch Ritch, Robert Yaniv Barkana Barkana, Yaniv Jeffrey M. Liebmann Liebmann, Jeffrey M. 215

13 Pregnancy and Pediatric Patients Elliott M. Kanner Kanner, Elliott M. Peter A. Netland Netland, Peter A. 233

14 Compliance with Ocular Medication Pouya N. Dayani Dayani, Pouya N. Michael A. Kass Kass, Michael A. 243

15 From Medical to Surgical Therapy Robert N. Weinreb Weinreb, Robert N. Felipe A. Medeiros Medeiros, Felipe A. 259

Self-Study Examination 265

Self-Study Examination Answer Sheet 266

Index 281

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