The Glaucoma Book

A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care

  • Paul N. Schacknow
  • John R. Samples

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ridia Lim, Ivan Goldberg
      Pages 3-21
    3. Louis R. Pasquale
      Pages 23-34
    4. Nils A. Loewen, Angelo P. Tanna
      Pages 35-50
    5. Amish B. Doshi, John H. K. Liu, Robert N. Weinreb
      Pages 55-57
    6. Ron E. P. Frenkel, Max P. C. Frenkel, Shamim A. Haji
      Pages 59-64
    7. Murray Johnstone, Annisa Jamil, Elizabeth Martin
      Pages 65-78
    8. Lionel Marzette, Leon Herndon Jr
      Pages 79-90
    9. M. Roy Wilson, Mark Gallardo
      Pages 101-109
    10. Brent Siesky, Alon Harris, Rita Ehrlich, Nisha Kheradiya, Carlos Rospigliosi Lopez
      Pages 111-134
    11. Rick E. Bendel, Janet A. Betchkal
      Pages 135-137
    12. Dan Eisenberg, Paul N. Schacknow
      Pages 139-154
    13. George L. Spaeth
      Pages 155-165
  3. The Examination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 168-168
    2. Scott J. Fudemberg, Yuanjun Zhao, Jonathan S. Myers, L. Jay Katz
      Pages 169-184
    3. Claude F. Burgoyne, Hongli Yang, J. Crawford Downs
      Pages 185-194
    4. David J. Palmer
      Pages 195-198
    5. Shan Lin, George Tanaka
      Pages 209-218
    6. Roy Whitaker Jr., Von Best Whitaker
      Pages 223-228
    7. Kevin C. Leonard, Cindy M. L. Hutnik
      Pages 265-267
    8. Matthew D. Kay, Mark L. Moster, Paul N. Schacknow
      Pages 269-282
    9. Reid Longmuir
      Pages 283-291
    10. Paul N. Schacknow
      Pages 301-337
    11. Odette Callender
      Pages 339-341
    12. Mildred M. G. Olivier, Linda Hay
      Pages 343-349
    13. J. Wesley Samples, John R. Samples
      Pages 391-396
  4. The Glaucomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 398-398
    2. Matthew G. McMenemy
      Pages 399-419
    3. Bruce E. Prum Jr.
      Pages 421-459
    4. Marshall N. Cyrlin
      Pages 461-487
    5. Celso Tello, Nathan Radcliffe, Robert Ritch
      Pages 499-505
    6. Anastasios G. P. Konstas, Gábor Holló, Robert Ritch
      Pages 507-516
    7. Donald Minckler
      Pages 517-525
    8. Sunita Radhakrishnan, Emmett T. Cunningham Jr, Andrew Iwach
      Pages 527-536
    9. Raghu C. Mudumbai, Sarwat Salim
      Pages 537-538
    10. Edney R. Moura Filho, Thomas J. Liesegang
      Pages 539-543
    11. Edney R. Moura Filho, Thomas J. Liesegang
      Pages 545-548
    12. Edney R. Moura Filho, Thomas J. Liesegang
      Pages 549-551
    13. Sarwat Salim, Peter A. Netland
      Pages 553-554

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul N. Schacknow
    • 1
  • John R. Samples
    • 2
  1. 1.Palm SpringsUSA
  2. 2.Casey Eye Institute, Dept. OphthalmologyOregon Health & Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-76699-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-76700-0
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