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Surgical Innovations in Glaucoma

  • John R. Samples
  • Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Considerations in Device Development

  3. Laser Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Giorgio Dorin
      Pages 77-84
    3. Michael S. Berlin, Marc Töteberg-Harms, Edward Kim, Iris Vuong, Ulrich Giers
      Pages 85-95
    4. Toshimitsu Kasuga, Guofu Huang, Shan C. Lin
      Pages 97-102
    5. Alon Skaat, Shlomo Melamed
      Pages 103-109
  4. Ultrasound Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Florent Aptel, Philippe Denis
      Pages 113-127
    3. Donald Schwartz
      Pages 129-143
  5. Internal Outflow Enhancement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Richard A. Hill, David Haffner, Lilit Voskanyan
      Pages 147-156
    3. Toby Yiu Bong Chan, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
      Pages 157-170
    4. Shakeel Shareef, Antonio Fea, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
      Pages 171-174

About this book


There is a revolution in new glaucoma surgical techniques. New glaucoma surgical devices are taking precedence in glaucoma surgery, with the new surgeries drastically cutting down on the chances for patient infection as well as higher success rates compared to the older types of surgery.  

Surgical Innovations in Glaucoma is the only book of its kind written by the top experts in the field, from inventors, clinical trial investigators, and top specialists experienced with the new devices. Written for general ophthalmologists who perform glaucoma surgery, the text walks the reader through the what, where, when, and how of the new glaucoma surgical tools, and includes supplementary online how-to videos for those interested in seeing the latest glaucoma procedures performed with these devices.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John R. Samples
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRocky Vista UniversityParkerUSA
  2. 2.Western Glaucoma FoundationPortlandUSA
  3. 3.Cornea Consultants of ColoradoLittletonUSA
  4. 4.The Eye ClinicPortlandUSA
  5. 5.Department of Ophthalmology and Vision SciencesUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

About the editors

Dr. Samples co-authored and edited The Glaucoma Book with Paul Schacknow, was guest editor of Ophthalmic Genetics: Diagnosis and Therapy, and co-authored the complete edition of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Basic Science and Clinical Curriculum in Glaucoma,In addition to his clinical practices in Denver, CO and Portland, OR, Samples leads four glaucoma meetings a year: (1) Glaucoma at Snowmass in March (Co-director), (2) Pacific Coast Oto-Ophthalmology Society, 105 years old), a meeting alternating between California and Hawaii (Executive Secretary, (3) Glauocma Mini-Fellowship (9-year old meeting sponsored by University of California/San Francisco and co-directed with Dr Shan Lin, and (4) since 2002, he has run the Trabecular Meshwork Society, immediately prior to the American Society for Cell Biology.

Dr Ahmed, whose clinical practice is in Toronto, Canada, is co-chair of the largest Surgical Innovations in Glaucoma meeting, a multi-sponsored one-day event.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Surgical Innovations in Glaucoma
  • Editors John R. Samples
    Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-8347-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4554-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-8348-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 307
  • Number of Illustrations 193 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
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