Authored by three prominent specialists in the field, this text provides comprehensive coverage of diagnostic and treatment modalities for optimal glaucoma management. Revised throughout, this new edition presents the latest guidance in clinical examination, randomized trials, medical treatment, laser therapy, and surgical procedures. Hundreds of illustrations-with many classic black and white figures from the previous editions supplemented with new color images-depict the features of glaucomas and step-by-step procedures for their management, while expanded use of highlighted boxes, lists, and summary tables make the material easy to access. Evidence-based and updated information on all aspects of the glaucomas-including physiology, genetics, interventional trials, and new surgical techniques-offer a well-rounded foundation of knowledge for making the most informed diagnoses and choosing the most effective course of treatment.
Combines the cumulative experience of three prominent glaucoma specialists-addressing a full range of clinical needs for practitioners of all levels-for a uniquely written coherent perspective.
Includes extensive references to current and historically important sources to provide comprehensive interpretation of the latest medical literature.
New to this Edition
Synthesizes a classical approach to the glaucomas-based on seven earlier editions spanning over 40 years-with the most up-to-date evidence-based and epidemiologically-derived classifications and outcomes.
Coherently correlates with authoritative consensus documents on key areas of glaucoma, drawn up by the world-wide specialists of the World Glaucoma Association, and reprinted in the text.
Revamps traditional teachings on the angle closure glaucomas, in concert with the newest international literature and technologies, to keep you up to date on the latest advances.
Illustrates detailed surgical interventions applicable to the complete spectrum of clinical settings-from the developing world through contemporary operating rooms.
Examines the newest and most promising developments in pharmacology, laser and surgical advances for glaucoma management, to enable you to choose the most effective patient approach.
Illustrates invaluable but little-known instruments for clinical and research diagnoses, including optic nerve cupping scales, bleb assessment instruments, and more.
Part i - Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction and Classification of the Glaucomas
Part ii - Aqueous dynamics
Chapter 2 Aqueus Humor Formation
Chapter 3 Aqueous Humor Outflow System With the assistance of Murra y A Johnstone
Chapter 4 Intraocular Pressure
Part iii - Clincial examination
Chapter 5 Methods of Gonioscopy
Chapter 6 Gonioscopic anatomy
Chapter 7 Clinical Interpretation of Gonioscopic Findings
Chapter 8 Visual Field Theory and Methods
Chapter 9 Techniques and Variables in Visual Field Testing
Chapter 10 Visual Field Interpretation
Chapter 11 Other psychophysical tests
Chapter 12 Optic Nerve Anatomy and Pathophysiology
Chapter 13 Clinical Evaluation of the Optic Nerve Head
Chapter 14 Optic Nerve Imaging
With the assistance of Robert J Noecker and Larissa Camejo
Part iv - Clinical entities
Chapter 15 Primary angle closure glaucoma
Chapter 16 Secondary angle closure glaucoma
Chapter 17 Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
Chapter 18 Secondary Open-Angle Glaucoma
Chapter 19 Combined Mechanism glaucoma
Chapter 20 Developmental and childhood glaucoma
Chapter 21 Genetics of Glaucoma
Part v - Management
Chapter 22 Introduction to Patient Management
Chapter 23 Medical Treatment of Glaucoma: General Principles
Part vi - Medical Treatment
Chapter 24 The Adrenergic System and Adrenergic Agonists
Chapter 25 Adrenergic Antagonists
Chapter 26 Cholinergic Drugs
Chapter 27 Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors
Chapter 28 Prostaglandins
Chapter 29 Hyperosmotic agents
Part vii - Laser therapy
Chapter 30 General aspects of laser therapy With the assistance of Michael Berlin
Chapter 31 Laser Treatment for Internal Flow Block
With the assistance of Michael Berlin
Chapter 32 Laser Treatment For Outflow Obstruction
With the assistance of Michael Berlin
Chapter 33 Miscellaneous Laser Procedures Including Laser Ciliary Body Therapy With the assistance of Michael Berlin
Part viii - Surgical Principles and Procedures
Chapter 34 General Surgical Care
Chapter 35 Glaucoma Outflow Procedures
Chapter 36 Surgical Management of Cataract and Glaucoma
Chapter 37 Complications and failure of filtering surgery
Chapter 38 Childhood Glaucomas
Chapter 39 New ideas in glaucoma surgery
Part ix - Conclusion
Chapter 40 Challenges for the New Millennium
With the assistance of Robert N. Weinreb
By Robert L. Stamper, MD, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Marc F. Lieberman, MD, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA and Michael V. Drake, MD, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery.
"Well written...beautifully illustrated and well updated. It provides an excellent 1-volume approach to the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, and it will make a useful addition the library of any practitioner involved in the treatment of patients with glaucoma." - Archives of Ophthalmology, review of the previous edition.
" Over the last decade, much has changed in glaucoma. New ways to diagnose, treat, and counsel patients exists. This book is an excellent and much needed update on the subject. By bringing together many notable contributors, the authors have created a valuable resource for anyone caring for patients with glaucoma." - 5 stars, Doody's *****