Shared Care Glaucoma / Edition 1

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Overview

Shared Care Glaucoma provides concise, clear and user-friendly information for the non-ophthalmologist caring for glaucoma patients. It would also be an ideal text for ophthalmic trainees learning about glaucoma management and for generalist ophthalmologists who want to refresh their approach to their glaucoma care.

The book covers the aetiology, classification, diagnosis and management of glaucoma under the four key sections: About Glaucoma, Detecting Progression, Treating Glaucoma and Specific Glaucoma Entities, enabling the reader to comfortably manage glaucoma patients and offering guidance on when they should refer, and to whom. Frequently asked questions are anticipated and logical responses given, supported by evidence from recent literature. That there are often no clear right and wrong decisions within many individual's glaucoma management plan is well recognised and conveyed.

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Reviewer: Brian Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Family Eye Care)
Description: This clinical book provides a functional understanding of glaucoma for ophthalmic ancillary personnel.
Purpose: The author notes that glaucoma is the third leading cause of blindness in the world and, therefore, it is important to diagnose it quickly and treat it accurately. This book provides an understanding of this disease and its management for nonophthalmologists. This is a worthy goal, especially in light of the fact that few books are written for ancillary personnel.
Audience: All personnel working in the ophthalmic environment will benefit from this book. Optometrists, students, and residents also will find it of interest. It is not intended for practicing ophthalmologists. The author is a well-known authority on glaucoma.
Features: The four major sections in the book address what glaucoma is, how to classify it, how to diagnose it, and finally how to manage it. Each chapter begins with the question "Why should I read this chapter?" followed by a brief answer. This format improves comprehension of the chapter and encourages more thought. A great deal of time is devoted to the careful examination of the ocular structures involved with glaucoma and in particular evaluation of the optic nerve head. The color photographs of the optic nerve along with the corresponding visual field defects help readers visualize where the damage occurred. The section on imaging technology is current and contains useful information for interpreting test results. The sections on perimetry and corneal thickness also are current and informative. Because this book is geared for ancillary personnel, the sections on management are the weakest. A unique chapter on compliance is a worthwhile read.
Assessment: "This book is written in an easy-to-read format and provides readers with a comprehensive insight into the disease of glaucoma. There are few books on glaucoma written especially for ancillary personnel, making this one indispensable and highly recommended. The color photographs and various charts and tables enhance the presentation and promote comprehension. "
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Reviewer: Brian D Marshall, O.D.(Marshall Family Eye Care)
Description: This clinical book provides a functional understanding of glaucoma for ophthalmic ancillary personnel.
Purpose: The author notes that glaucoma is the third leading cause of blindness in the world and, therefore, it is important to diagnose it quickly and treat it accurately. This book provides an understanding of this disease and its management for nonophthalmologists. This is a worthy goal, especially in light of the fact that few books are written for ancillary personnel.
Audience: All personnel working in the ophthalmic environment will benefit from this book. Optometrists, students, and residents also will find it of interest. It is not intended for practicing ophthalmologists. The author is a well-known authority on glaucoma.
Features: The four major sections in the book address what glaucoma is, how to classify it, how to diagnose it, and finally how to manage it. Each chapter begins with the question "Why should I read this chapter?" followed by a brief answer. This format improves comprehension of the chapter and encourages more thought. A great deal of time is devoted to the careful examination of the ocular structures involved with glaucoma and in particular evaluation of the optic nerve head. The color photographs of the optic nerve along with the corresponding visual field defects help readers visualize where the damage occurred. The section on imaging technology is current and contains useful information for interpreting test results. The sections on perimetry and corneal thickness also are current and informative. Because this book is geared for ancillary personnel, the sections on management are the weakest. A unique chapter on compliance is a worthwhile read.
Assessment: "This book is written in an easy-to-read format and provides readers with a comprehensive insight into the disease of glaucoma. There are few books on glaucoma written especially for ancillary personnel, making this one indispensable and highly recommended. The color photographs and various charts and tables enhance the presentation and promote comprehension. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405168007
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/6/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Amar Alwitry is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Glaucoma care at the Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He was previously the Career Advisor for Ophthalmology to the British Medical Journal, is ex-Vice-Chairman of the Ophthalmic Trainees Group and had a seat on the Training Committee at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

Section 1: About Glaucoma.

2. Epidemiology and Risk Factors For Glaucoma.

3. Genetics.

4. The Pathophysiology of Glaucoma.

5. Anterior Segment Examination.

6. Assessing The Angle.

7. Evaluation of the Optic Nerve Head.

8. Imaging Technology in the Assessment of the Optic Disc and Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer.

9. The Intraocular Pressure.

10. Central Corneal Thickness and the IOP.

11. Evaluating the Visual Field.

12. Other Perimetry Devices.

Section 2: Detecting Progression.

13. Identifying Progressive Visual Field Loss.

14. Identifying Progressive Morphological Change.

Section 3: Treating Glaucoma.

15. Target IOP.

16. Glaucoma Medications.

17. Management Protocols.

18. Surgery and Laser Treatment for Glaucoma.

19. Compliance.

Section 4: Specific Glaucoma Entities.

20. Normal Tension Glaucoma.

21. Secondary Open Angle Glaucoma.

22. Primary Angle Closure.

23. Secondary Angle Closure.

24. Steroid Induced Glaucoma.

25. Landmark Studies.

Appendices

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