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

Hardcover | April 20, 2010

EditorPaul N. Schacknow, John R. Samples

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Complete evidence-based medical and surgical management of glaucoma for both the general ophthalmologist in practice and residentsThe only book that covers the new generation of glaucoma procedures including trabectome, trabecular bypass and canaloplasty, by the experts who developed themIncludes the latest laser treatments for glaucoma including micro diode and titanium saphire trabeculoplasty as well as laser from an external approachThe most comprehensive coverage of the optic nerve and the importance of nerve fiber layer hemorrhageProvides an integrated approach to neovascular glaucoma merging treatment to the retina, with the use of new anti-VEGF drugs, tubes, and shunts to achieve the best outcomeIntegrates clinical science with basic science to outline the next steps in glaucoma therapy

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Complete evidence-based medical and surgical management of glaucoma for both the general ophthalmologist in practice and residentsThe only book that covers the new generation of glaucoma procedures including trabectome, trabecular bypass and canaloplasty, by the experts who developed themIncludes the latest laser treatments for glaucom...

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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...

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

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1075 pages, 11.02 × 8.27 × 0 inPublished:April 20, 2010Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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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 and Glaucoma.- 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 for Acute and Chronic Angle Closure Glaucomas.- 79. Refractive Surgery and Glaucoma.- 80. Glaucoma After Retinal Surgery.- PART VI. THE FUTURE.- 81. Immunology and Glaucoma.- 82. How the Revolution in Cell Biology Will Affect Glaucoma - Biomarkers.- 83. CD44 and Primary Open Angle Glaucoma.- 84. Stem Cells and Glaucoma.- 85. Cytoskeletal Active Agents for Glaucoma Therapy.- 86. The Drug Discovery Process: How Do New Glaucoma Medications Come to Market?.- 87. Glaucoma Clinical Research in the Community Setting.- 88. Future Glaucoma Medical Therapies: What's in The Pipeline?.- 89. Anecortave Acetate: A New Approach for the Medical Treatment of Glaucoma.- 90. Future Glaucoma Instrumentation: Diagnostic and Therapeutic.- 91. What Really Causes Glaucoma?.- 92. The Glaucoma Book - What Do We Know Now, What Do We Need To Know About Glaucoma?

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This comprehensive review of the current thinking about glaucoma and its treatment uses a layout that provides various ways for readers to learn through photographs, illustrations, tables, and sidebar essays . . It is written by a variety of authors . thus the varied audience benefits from a breadth of different perspectives on this disease. . This book discusses new viewpoints, some controversial, regarding diagnosis and management of glaucoma. . this is a useful tool for the targeted audience on the latest thinking about glaucoma." (Asha Yancy Okorie, Doody's Review Service, August, 2010)"This comprehensive book serves as a relatively concise, yet complete, resource for the academic and clinical study of glaucoma diagnosis and management in the new healthcare era. . It is intended for general eye care providers . general ophthalmologists, optometrists, and resident physicians in both academic and community practices. . All aspects of glaucoma care are well discussed, including several topics which are not included in current textbooks . . The editors should be commended for their valuable contribution to the glaucoma literature." (Ahmad A. Aref, Doody's Review Service, January, 2011)