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Clinical Glaucoma Care

The Essentials

Samples, John R., Schacknow, Paul N. (Eds.)

2014, XX, 667 p. 359 illus., 281 illus. in color.

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  • Focuses exclusively on practical clinical care for glaucoma Mid-size, practice-oriented, and affordable
  • Extensive color illustrations
  • Up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest in examination techniques, medical management, and surgical treatment
  • Clinical pearls and extensive tables summarizing need-to-know clinical information
  • Edited and contributed by the experts who created The Glaucoma Book

Glaucoma Clinical Care: The Essentials is a pragmatic, slimmer companion volume to the more academically focused text “The Glaucoma Book” by the same editors.  This new book is a thoroughly updated manual for the day-to-day diagnosis and management of glaucoma patients by comprehensive ophthalmologists and optometric physicians.  Its 33 chapters are authored by world renowned experts in clinical care and basic research, providing evidenced-based research, office examination skills, clinical pearls, and up-to-date reviews of the scientific literature on glaucoma, as wel l as extensive graphics and tables to accompany the text.  

Glaucoma Clinical Care: The Essentials is the one book to have and consult when confronted with a problematic glaucoma patient sitting in your exam chair as it is a thorough presentation of glaucoma medications, laser, and incisional glaucoma surgeries, complete with commentaries on advantages and disadvantages of the different therapies.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » glaucoma - glaucoma essentials - ophthalmology

Related subjects » Ophthalmology

Table of contents 

Ch. 1: Glaucoma Risk Factors: Intraocular Pressure

            Nils A. Loewen

Angelo P. Tanna


Ch. 2: Glaucoma Risk Factors: Fluctuations in Intraocular Pressure

Felipe A. Medeiros


Ch. 3: Glaucoma Risk Factors: The Cornea

            Lionel Marzette

Leon W. Herndon


Ch. 4: Glaucoma Risk Factors: Family History – The Genetics of Glaucoma

            John R. Samples

Mary K. Wirtz


Ch. 5: Indications for Therapy

            George L. Spaeth

Eman Elhawy


Ch. 6: Clinical Examination of the Optic Nerve

            Scott J. Fudemberg

Victor Cvintal

Jonathan S. Myers

Sheryl S. Wizov

L. Jay Katz


Ch. 7: Some Lessons from the Disc Appearance in the Open Angle Glaucomas

            Stephen M. Drance


Ch. 8: Digital Imaging of the Optic Nerve

            H. George Tanaka

Shan Lin


Ch. 9: Detecting Functional Changes in the Patient's Vision - Visual Field Analysis

            Chris A. Johnson


Ch. 10: Gonioscopy

            Reid A. Longmuir


Ch. 11: Office Examination of the Glaucoma Patient

            Paul N. Schacknow


Ch. 12: Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Matthew G. McMenemy


Ch. 13: Normal-Tension Glaucoma

Bruce E. Prum, Jr.


Ch. 14: Primary and Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucomas

Marshall N. Cyrlin


Ch. 15: Malignant Glaucoma (Posterior Aqueous Diversion Syndrome)

Marshall N. Cyrlin


Ch.16: Pigment Dispersion Syndrome and Pigmentary Glaucoma

            Sung Chul Park

Celso Tello

Nathan Radcliffe

Robert Ritch


Ch. 17: Exfoliation Syndrome and Glaucoma

Anastasios-Georgios P. Konstas

Gábor Holló

Miguel A. Teus

Robert Ritch


Ch. 18: Neovascular Glaucoma

            Sameh Mosaed

Donald Minckler


Ch. 19: Inflammatory disease and Glaucoma

Sunita Radhakrishnan

Emmett T. Cunningham, Jr.

Andrew G. Iwach


Ch. 20: Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome and Glaucoma

Sarwat Salim

Peter A. Netland


Ch. 21: Traumatic Glaucomas

David Diaz

Dinorah Piacentini Engel Castro

Cynthia Mattox



Ch. 22: Congenital and Juvenile Glaucomas

David S. Walton


Ch. 23: Medications Used to Treat Glaucoma

Paul N. Schacknow

John R. Samples


Ch. 24: Systemic Diseases and Glaucoma

Paul J. Lama


Ch. 25: Laser Therapies: Iridotomy, Iridoplasty, and Trabeculoplasty

            Douglas E. Gaasterland


Ch. 26: Incisional Therapies: Trabeculectomy Surgery

Daniel Cotlear

Shlomo Melamed


Ch. 27: Incisional Therapies: Canaloplasty and New Implant Devices

Diamond Y. Tam

Ike K. Ahmed


Ch. 28: Newer FDA Approved Incisional Therapies

Richard Hill

Donald Minckler


Ch. 29: Complications of Glaucoma Surgery

Marlene R. Moster

Augusto Azuara-Blanco


Ch. 30: Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery

Joseph R. Zelefsky

Stephen A. Obstbaum


Ch. 31: Glaucoma after Retinal Surgery

Annisa L. Jamil

Scott D. Lawrence

David A. Saperstein

Elliott M. Kanner

Richard P. Mills

Peter A. Netland

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