A Patient's Guide to the Disease

Author: Graham E. Trope

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802084644

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 81

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Essential information about glaucoma and its treatment is presented here in a simple question and answer format to allow patients to participate actively in the decision-making process along the road to successful maintenance of their vision.

Symposium on Glaucoma

transactions of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology

Author: New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology

Publisher: C.V. Mosby


Category: Medical

Page: 382

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Science and Practice

Author: John C. Morrison,Irvin P. Pollack

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1588905918

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Rapid advances in identifying the epidemiology, physiology, and genetics of glaucoma have led to dramatic developments in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. This new text offers you concise coverage of every major clinical breakthrough, as well as the basic science needed to thoroughly understand all manifestations of the disease. It is written by a who's who of international experts, who share their tips and techniques in every information-filled chapter.The book begins with important new details on etiology, genetics, and epidemiology, and then covers intraocular pressure, the optic nerve, different types of glaucoma, and various treatment strategies. More than 270 color illustrations augment the text and clarify all concepts.Benefit from these special features:Key discussions of the pathophysiology of the disease, as well as the pharmacologic mechanisms of different drugs and their efficacyValuable diagnostic decision diagrams that lead to quick and accurate decisionsHelpful pearls, pitfalls, and special considerations that offer guidance in specific situations and show how to avoid problems and complications Nearly 300 superb, full-color illustrations that depict the distinguishing features of each entityInclusion of such cutting-edge material as neuroprotection, and several other new topics Whether you are an experienced practitioner needing a quick review or a resident learning a topic for the first time, Glaucoma: Science and Practice is packed with essential clinical and scientific information. Here is the timely, current, and practical resource you need to understand the complexities of glaucoma and provide optimal patient care.


A Guide for Patients : an Introduction for Care-providers : a Quick Reference

Author: Josef Flammer,Elisabeth Meier

Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub

ISBN: 9780889372696

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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Provides a better understanding to patients, their families and caregivers, a better understanding of the clinical picture of glaucoma.

Shared Care Glaucoma

Author: Amar Alwitry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309331

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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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.


How to save your sight

Author: I. Goldberg,R. Susanna Jr.

Publisher: Kugler Publications

ISBN: 9062992420

Category: Medical

Page: 140

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Glaucoma is infamous as ΄the sneak thief of sight΄: the most common types give no warning they are slowly, progressively destroying a person΄s vision. Because usually the vision at first is affected to the side, patients notice little, if anything. By the time an individual realizes something is wrong, there may have been considerable damage. Why write a book about it? And why dedicate it to all patients with glaucoma, to their relatives and friends, to the general community as well as to ophthalmologists, other doctors and eye health care practitioners who wish to be familiar with management of this group of diseases? Undisturbed, glaucoma blinds people. It respects neither gender nor education; it ignores wealth and privilege. We have no cure for it and we cannot reverse the damage that it has caused. Glaucoma affects about 2% of people over 40 years of age. It is not rare. It is the commonest cause of irreversible and preventable visual disability everywhere. But most of the time we can control it. Successful protection of vision depends in part on how much damage has been done when first detected and how aggressive the disease is for an individual patient. So the earlier glaucoma is diagnosed, the less damage that has been caused, the better the long-term outlook. Early detection requires informed communities whose members seek eye examinations as well as knowledgeable and appropriately equipped eye health care professionals who recognize subtle warning signs and arrange timely ophthalmological confirmation and initiation of effective treatment. This requires access to a worthwhile health system. Even in developed societies, about 50% of patients with glaucoma have not been diagnosed and are not on treatment. Half of these undiagnosed people have been seen by an eye health care practitioner in the last two years. We wish to enlighten our readers with quality information to minimise visual disability from glaucoma.


Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features, Print, and DVD, 2-Volume Set

Author: Tarek M. Shaarawy,Mark B. Sherwood,R. A. Hitchings,Jonathan G. Crowston

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702029769

Category: Eye

Page: 1348

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Recent dramatic advances in diagnosis, as well as medical and surgical treatment, mean that you can offer your glaucoma patients more timely and effective interventions. This brand-new clinical reference delivers the comprehensive, expert guidance you need to make optimal use of these new, in print, and on video on DVD! Get in-depth guidance on all aspects of adult and pediatric glaucoma with one volume devoted to diagnosis and medical treatment, and another that focuses on surgical techniques. Presents world-class expertise through advice from leading specialists across six continents. Captures key diagnostic findings and operative procedures with 1,200 high-quality images and photographs-1,000 in full color-that highlight nuances of glaucoma presentation and treatment. Covers all aspects of adult and pediatric glaucoma in Volume One, and the latest diagnostic imaging techniques including ultrasound biomicroscopy and optical coherence tomography. Guides you through the newest surgical techniques-such as trabeculectomy, gonio-surgery, combined surgeries, and implant procedures-in Volume Two. Features an entire section devoted to new horizons, including the latest in stem cell research, gene transfer, and implants. Allows quick reference thanks to a well-organized, user-friendly full-color layout. Provides access to the contents of the book online with downloadable images, Gold Standard drug information, and more. Includes a DVD that features 25 diagnostic and surgical techniques being performed in real time on video. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should online access to the web site be discontinued.


Author: Franz Grehn,Robert Stamper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540406082

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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"Essentials in Ophthalmology" is a new review series covering all of ophthalmology categorized in eight subspecialties. It will be published quarterly, thus each subspecialty will be reviewed biannually. Given the multiplicity of medical publications already available, why is a new series needed? Consider that the half-life of medical knowledge is estimated to be around 5 years. Moreover, it can be as long as 8 years between the first description of a medical innovation in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and publication in a medical textbook. A series that narrows this time span between journal and textbook would provide a more rapid and efficient transfer of medical knowledge into clinical practice, and enhance care of our patients.

Medical Management of Glaucoma

Author: James C. Tsai,Max Forbes

Publisher: Professional Communications

ISBN: 193261043X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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The focus of the text is the assessment and pharmacologic treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma. Detailed information on the various medications used is presented, along with a detailed treatment algorithm. Results and clinical implications of landmark glaucoma studies and comparative clinical trials are reviewed, with the importance of 24-hour control of intraocular pressure stressed. Brief chapters also review abnormal cornea, iris, lens, anterior chamber and angle, and the medical management of complications of laser and glaucoma surgery.

Glaucoma Update VI

Author: Günter K. Krieglstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540653646

Category: Medical

Page: 267

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Glaucoma Update VI comprises the latest progress in scientific glaucomatology. Forty-one articles of highly reputed experts in the field cover the genetics and other risk factors of the disease and provide new insights into the pathophysiology of blood flow, visual function and optic neuropathy in glaucoma. Special emphasis is placed on innovative treatment options, both medical and surgical.

Atlas of Glaucoma, Second Edition (Softcover Special Edition)

Author: Neil T. Choplin,Diane C. Lundy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781853173752

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Glaucoma affects 1% of the population over the age of 40. It is important that the practising clinician and surgeon recognize both primary and secondary glaucoma and cases associated with other disorders. This lavishly illustrated text is authoritative and presents the reader with the whole spectrum of the disease. The book is divided into three main sections: The Basics of Glaucoma, Clinical Entities, and Treatment of Glaucoma.

Acute Glaucoma

Acute Primary Closed Angle Glaucoma, Major Global Blinding Problem

Author: Arthur Lim

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789810459482

Category: Medical

Page: 92

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Acute glaucoma is a serious blinding condition that every opthalmologist has to grapple with. Here, Arthur Lim shares his experience in treating over 2000 patients with acute primary closed angle glaucoma. The book should be of interest to opthalmologists, doctors, nurses and healthcare workers.

Pearls of Glaucoma Management

Author: JoAnn A. Giaconi,Simon K. Law,Anne L. Coleman,Joseph Caprioli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540682400

Category: Medical

Page: 498

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If you have ever uttered the commonly expressed lament, “Glaucoma is so confusing!” then this text is for you. You will no longer be bewildered. Why practitioners may be confused about how to be of help to patients with glaucoma – in its many incarnations and reincarnations – is easily understood. The issue seems to be overwhelming when one considers that the already massive popu- tion of those with glaucoma is increasing rapidly as the world’s population increases and ages. During the past 50 years the fundamental defnition of glaucoma has changed almost 180°, and the indications for treatment have become more variable and c- troversial, some advising early therapy and others strongly cautioning against such an approach: Various diagnostic tests have come and gone and are interpreted in such different ways that there seems to be no consensus; surgical techniques come in and out of fashion in perplexing ways. There seems to be a constantly shifting, sandy foundation on which are built unsteady schools of ever-varying advice. Why prac- tioners, patients, and the public are often bewildered is understandable.

The Glaucoma Book

A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care

Author: Paul N. Schacknow,John R. Samples

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387767002

Category: Medical

Page: 1043

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Complete evidence-based medical and surgical management of glaucoma for both the general ophthalmologist in practice and residents The only book that covers the new generation of glaucoma procedures including trabectome, trabecular bypass and canaloplasty, by the experts who developed them Includes the latest laser treatments for glaucoma including micro diode and titanium saphire trabeculoplasty as well as laser from an external approach The most comprehensive coverage of the optic nerve and the importance of nerve fiber layer hemorrhage Provides 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 outcome Integrates clinical science with basic science to outline the next steps in glaucoma therapy


a colour manual of diagnosis and treatment

Author: Jack J. Kanski,James A. McAllister,John F. Salmon

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: 9780750618205

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Glaucoma is one of the most common ocular conditions with which the ophthalmologist is presented. Extensively illustrated, this book provides the trainee and practising ophthalmologist with a clear and concise account of the diagnosis and management of various forms of the condition. In recent years there has been great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and the book has been thoroughly updated and revised to take account of these changes.

Glaucoma Surgery

Author: Maurice H. Luntz,Raymond Harrison

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810214180

Category: Medical

Page: 215

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This book is essentially a text on the surgical management of glaucoma. It is the only book presently available that comprehensively covers all aspects of surgical management?namely, an appropriate decision-making process for introducing surgery into the management of glaucoma, a choice of the most suitable surgical procedure in individual cases of glaucoma, the preoperative preparation, anesthesia, surgical technique and postoperative care. The most effective and widely used operations are described in step-by-step detail, with excellent photographs and line drawings to illustrate the descriptions. This includes descriptions of trabeculectomy, subscleral Scheie, setons, laser glaucoma procedures, including holmium laser sclerostomy and YAG laser cyclophotodestruction.The reader is not only guided into and through the surgical procedure, but is also carefully guided into the choice of appropriate surgical procedures for the glaucoma problem for which the surgery is being used to ameliorate. The text also describes in detail the indications and techniques for the use of antimetabolites for bleb enhancement, and the management of surgical complications.


Author: C.E. Traverso,I. Stalmans,F. Topouzis,L. Bagnasco

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318058912

Category: Medical

Page: 130

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Promising developments in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma are giving hope to millions of patients threatened by blindness worldwide. This 8th volume of the 'ESASO Course Series' is a manual containing the lectures from the ESASO glaucoma session held in 2016. Topics range from diagnostic techniques to therapies such as laser treatment, canaloplasty, and phacoemulsification. Antiscarring measures and the risk of glaucoma-related handicap are discussed. The contributors are renowned experts in the field of ophthalmology and the subspecialty of glaucoma. This easy-to-read text is intended to help solve practical clinical problems. Residents and established ophthalmologists will find it to be a beneficial source of current information.