Glaucoma by Pierre BlondeauGlaucoma by Pierre Blondeau

Glaucoma

byPierre Blondeau, Paul Harasymowycz

Paperback | February 28, 2014

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About 400,000 Canadians suffer from glaucoma. In fact, this chronic eye disease affects 1% to 3% of the population of the Western world age 40 and over, and its incidence increases with age—reaching 10% in people over 80. Glaucoma is an extremely insidious disease. It can destroy the functional capacity of the eyes irreversibly and without warning. Screening is thus a major issue in the fight against glaucoma, especially as there are effective treatments that can prevent or slow progression of the disease.
Written in simple and clear language by doctors specializing in eye disorders, this book covers all aspects of the disease and provides important information for those who have glaucoma and the people close to them:
The different forms and symptoms of glaucoma
Known causes and risk factors
Diagnostic tests
Prevention
Drug therapies, laser treatments and surgical procedures
Daily living with glaucoma
Treatments of the future
25 most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about glaucoma
Useful addresses

Dr. Pierre Blondeau is a full clinical professor at the University of Sherbrooke. He received his training in glaucoma at the University of Iowa and has been practicing and teaching at the Sherbrooke university health centre (CHUS) since then. He has also served as academic director and head of ophthalmology at CHUS.In addition to acti...
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Title:GlaucomaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 28, 2014Publisher:Annika ParanceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:2923830202

ISBN - 13:9782923830209

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Table of Contents

1. •Understanding glaucoma
What is glaucoma?
The mechanism of glaucomatous damage
How the eye works
How we see

2.•Forms and symptoms
A word about symptoms
Glaucoma suspect
Primary open-angle glaucoma
Secondary open-angle glaucoma
Primary angle-closure glaucoma
Secondary angle-closure glaucoma
Glaucoma in children
What you need to know
One person's story

3.•Risk factors
Known risk factors
Probable risk factors
One person's story

4.•Diagnosis
Early detection
Comprehensive eye examination
Eye imaging
One person's story

5.•Prevention and treatment
Preventing glaucoma or its progression
Drug therapies
Laser treatments
Surgery
One person's story


6.•Living with glaucoma
Psychological impact
Getting around
Sports and leisure
Lifestyle and nutrition
Glaucoma and other eye disorders
Low vision rehabilitation
Television and computer screens
Pregnancy and breastfeeding

7.•Treatments of the future
Future drugs
Personalized medicine
Diagnostic imaging and surgical techniques
New implants
Gene therapy
Stem cell transplantation

8.•Useful addresses