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The Glaucoma Book: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care / Edition 1

The Glaucoma Book: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care / Edition 1

by Paul N. Schacknow, John R. Samples


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The Glaucoma Book is both a comprehensive academic work with evidence-based science and exhaustive bibliographies, and an everyday, pragmatic guide for general ophthalmologists, optometrists, and resident physicians who need immediate answers while examining patients. Its 92 chapters and 38 sidebar essays range from conventional topics (e.g., open angle glaucoma, pigmentary dispersion syndrome, pediatric glaucomas) to those that have not previously appeared in a glaucoma text (e.g., medical-legal aspects of glaucoma care, doing community-based glaucoma research). Diagnostic tests and instrumentation, current and possible future medical therapies, and traditional and cutting-edge surgical interventions are thoroughly explored. The contributors come from well-known academic institutions and high-volume community based glaucoma practices. Photos, illustrations, and tables are sprinkled liberally throughout the book. The Glaucoma Book embodies the art and science of caring for glaucoma patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387766997
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 04/20/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 1043
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Paul N. Schacknow Visual Health Center 2889 10th Avenue, N. Palm Springs, FL 33461 USA Dr. John R. Samples Oregon Health & Sciences University Casey Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology 3375 SW, Terwilliger Blvd. Portland OR 97201-4197 USA

Table of Contents

PART I. THE BASICS.- 1. Glaucoma in the 21st Century.- 2. An Evidence-Based Approach to Glaucoma Care.- 3. Glaucoma Risk Factors: Intraocular Pressure.- 4. Glaucoma Risk Factors: Fluctuations in Intraocular Pressure.- 5. Glaucoma is a 24/7 Disease.- 6. Continuous Monitoring of Intraocular Pressure.- 7. Aqueous Veins and Open Angle Glaucoma.- 8. Glaucoma Risk Factors: The Cornea.- 9. Glaucoma Risk Factors: Family History - The Genetics of Glaucoma.- 10. Glaucoma Risk Factors: Ethnicity and Glaucoma.- 11. Glaucoma Risk Factors: Ocular Blood Flow.- 12. Glaucoma Risk Factors: Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma.- 13. Evaluating Ophthalmic Literature.- 14. Indicates for Therapy.- PART II. THE EXAMINATION.- 15. Clinical Examination of the Optic Nerve.- 16. Clinical Cupping: Laminar and Prelaminar Components.- 17. Disk Hemorrhages and Glaucoma.- 18. Some Lessons from the Disc Appearance in the Open Angle Glaucomas.- 19. Evaluating the Optic Nerve for Glaucomatous Progression.- 20. Digital Imaging of the Optic Nerve.- 21. Clinical Utility of Computerized Optic Nerve Analysis.- 22. Photography of the Optic Nerve.- 23. Detecting Functional Changes in the Patient’s Vision - Visual Field Analysis.- 24. Using Electroretinography for Glaucoma Diagnosis.- 25. Glaucomatous vs. Non-Glaucomatous Visual Loss: The Neuro-Ophthalmic Perspective.- 26. Gonioscopy.- 27. Beyond Gonioscopy: Digital Imaging of the Anterior Segment.- 28. Office Examination of the Glaucoma Patient.- 29. Glaucoma and Driving.- 30. Electronic Medical Records in the Glaucoma Practice.- 31. Advanced Glaucoma and Low Vision: Evaluation and Treatment.- 32. Glaucoma and Medical Insurance: Billing and Coding Issues.- 33. Medical Legal Considerations When Treating Glaucoma Patients.- PART III. THE GLAUCOMAS.- 34. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma.- 35. Normal Pressure Glaucoma.- 36. Primary and Secondary Angle Closure Glaucomas.- 37. Malignant Glaucoma (Posterior Aqueous Diversion Syndrome).- 38. Pigmentary Dispersion Syndrome andGlaucoma.- 39. Exfoliation Syndrome and Glaucoma.- 40. Neovascular Glaucoma.- 41. Inflammatory Disease and Glaucoma.- 42. Posner Schlossman Syndrome.- 43. Fuchs Uveitis Syndrome and Glaucoma.- 44. Herpes Simplex Related Glaucoma.- 45. Herpes Zoster Related Glaucoma.- 46. Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome and Glaucoma.- 47. Ghost Cell Glaucoma.- 48. Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy and Glaucoma.- 49. Ocular Trauma and Glaucoma.- 50. Infantile, Childhood, and Juvenile Glaucomas.- PART IV. THE MEDICAL TREATMENT.- 51. Medications Used to Treat Glaucoma.- 52. Choosing Adjunctive Glaucoma Therapy.- 53. Monocular Drug Trials for Glaucoma Therapy in the Community Setting.- 54. Neuroprotection of Retinal Ganglion Cells.- 55. Compliance and Adherence: Lifelong Therapy for Glaucoma.- 56. Alternative and Non-Traditional Treatments of Glaucoma.- 57. Intravitreal Steroids and Glaucoma.- 58. Pregnancy and Glaucoma.- 59. Systemic Side Effects of Glaucoma Medications.- 60. Systemic Diseases and Glaucoma.- PART V. THE SURGICAL TREATMENT.- 61. Laser Therapies: Iridotomy, Iridoplasty, Trabeculoplasty.- 62. Laser Iridoplasty Techniques for Narrow Angles and Plateau Iris Syndrome.- 63. Laser Therapies: Cyclodestructive Procedures.- 64. Laser Therapies: Newer Technologies.- 65. Incisional Therapies: Trabeculectomy Surgery.- 66. Incisional Therapies: Trabeculotomy Surgery in Adults.- 67. Incisional Therapies: Canaloplasty and New Implant Devices.- 68. Incisional Therapies: Shunts and Valved Implants.- 69. Incisional Therapies: What’s on the Horizon?.- 70. Incisional Therapies: Complications of Glaucoma Surgery.- 71. Amniotic Membrane Grafts for Glaucoma Surgery.- 72. Treating Choroidal Effusions After Glaucoma Surgery .- 73. Cyclodialysis Clefts: Surgical and Traumatic.- 74. Epithelial Downgrowth.- 75. Penetrating Keratoplasty and Glaucoma.- 76. Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) and Glacuoma.- 77. Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery.- 78. Cataract Extraction as Treatment

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