The Glaucoma Book

A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care

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

  • Comprehensive medical and surgical guide for both the general ophthalmologist and residents
  • The only book covering cutting-edge glaucoma procedures including trabectome, explained by the experts who developed them
  • Features the latest laser treatments for glaucoma including micro diode and titanium sapphire trabeculoplasty
  • Comprehensive coverage of the optic nerve and the importance of nerve fiber layer hemorrhage
  • Integrates clinical and basic science to outline the next steps in glaucoma therapy
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About this book

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.

Unique features not found in other texts include:

*extensive sidebar essays by experts exploring cutting-edge subtopics within chapters

*latest laser treatments for glaucoma, including micro-diode and titanium sapphire trabeculoplasty, as well as external laser approaches and reduction of intraocular pressure by applying laser to the pars plana

*comprehensive coverage of the optic nerve, including thorough dis

cussion of the importance of the nerve fiber layer hemorrhages

*neuro-ophthalmological considerations, diagnostic procedures (e.g., MRI, CT), and other optic neuropathies to consider when examining the glaucoma patient

*combination of clinical science and basic science with expert commentary on the frontiers of future medical and surgical therapies that are likely to emerge for patient care

*an integrated approach to neovascular glaucoma, merging treatment from the anterior segment to the retina, the use of new anti-VEGF drugs, and the use of tubes and shunts to achieve the best surgical outcome

*exceptional advice on how to deal with the complications of various glaucoma surgeries by leading clinicians, as well as an outstanding chapter on trabeculectomy techniques for the general ophthalmologist

*the best written overview of visual fields in glaucoma bar none 

*a complete description of a comprehensive office-based examination of the glaucoma patient, including clinical pearls (e.g., gonioscopy, visual field analysis, digital image analysis (OCT, GDx, HRT) , optic nerve photography)

*contemporary issues and controversies about the importance of intraocular pressure (IOP)

*the drug development process--what really goes on at the FDA to bring new glaucoma medications from the lab bench to clinical use--and how the community-based practices can participate.

In short, this is the one book on glaucoma that no general eyecare physician who sees glaucoma patients can afford to be without.  It is loaded with pearls and practical advice by expert, experienced clinicians and scientists, while firmly grounded in a scientific view of the disease.

About the authors

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

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)



Table of contents (92 chapters)

  • Glaucoma in the Twenty-First Century

    Lim, Ridia (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • An Evidence-Based Approach to Glaucoma Care

    Pasquale, Louis R.

    Pages 23-34

  • Glaucoma Risk Factors: Intraocular Pressure

    Loewen, Nils A. (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

  • Glaucoma Risk Factors: Fluctuations in Intraocular Pressure

    Medeiros, Felipe A.

    Pages 51-54

  • Glaucoma is a 24/7 Disease

    Doshi, Amish B. (et al.)

    Pages 55-57

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-76700-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-76699-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Glaucoma Book
Book Subtitle
A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care
Editors
  • Paul N. Schacknow
  • John R. Samples
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-76700-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-76700-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-76699-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 1043
Number of Illustrations and Tables
116 b/w illustrations, 551 illustrations in colour
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