© 2018

Glaucoma Surgery

Treatment and Techniques

  • Luigi Caretti
  • Lucio Buratto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto
    Pages 1-4
  3. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto
    Pages 5-6
  4. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto
    Pages 7-21
  5. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto
    Pages 41-53
  6. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto
    Pages 55-59
  7. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto
    Pages 61-67
  8. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto, Monika Baltaziak
    Pages 69-73
  9. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto
    Pages 75-78
  10. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto
    Pages 79-82
  11. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto
    Pages 83-90
  12. Luigi Caretti, Lucio Buratto
    Pages 91-95
  13. Silvia Babighian
    Pages 97-98
  14. Silvia Babighian
    Pages 99-105
  15. Silvia Babighian
    Pages 107-107
  16. Amrit Rai, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
    Pages 109-119
  17. Norbert Koerber
    Pages 121-123
  18. Gabor Scharioth
    Pages 125-129
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 131-133

About this book


This book illustrates effective surgical techniques for treating glaucoma in a practical and easy to follow format. Within the various chapters the different steps for all surgical procedures are clearly described  to guide the reader through each clinical presentation. There are many drawings with detailed explanations regarding incisional surgical techniques such as trabeculectomy, shunts and non perforating techniques, canaloplasty and modern Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGSs).

Surgical anatomy, different anesthetic techniques, medical therapy, laser treatments and choice of treatment to contrast glaucoma are also explained throughout the book. Finally there are three chapters on the most modern and effective surgical procedures, drawn up by leading internationally renowned ophthalmologists. This book will be an essential clinical resource for a wide range of readers including ophthalmologists in training, experienced surgeons and glaucoma specialists. 


Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries Trabeculectomy Laser Treatment Hydrus Trabectome Pediatric Glaucoma

Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Caretti
    • 1
  • Lucio Buratto
    • 2
  1. 1.Santa Maria della Misericordia HospitalRovigoItaly
  2. 2.Centro Ambrosiano OftalmicoMilanItaly

About the editors

Luigi Caretti, MD graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Naples, where he specialised in Clinical Ophthalmology. Dr Caretti's areas of expertise includes cataract, glaucoma and vitreo-retinal surgery. He is chairman of Department of Ophthalmology at Rovigo hospital and has published numerous articles and presented at leading national and international conferences. 

Lucio Buratto, MD graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Milan, where he specialised in Clinical Ophthalmology. Dr Buratto's areas of expertise includes cataract and refractive surgery with a particular interest in the correction of myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia. He has been honoured with a number of international and national awards for his work and has published and presented widely on these topics. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Glaucoma Surgery
  • Book Subtitle Treatment and Techniques
  • Editors Luigi Caretti
    Lucio Buratto
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-64854-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87888-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64855-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 133
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 130 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This is a full color operative atlas on Glaucoma Surgery with an emphasis on technique. The pathophysiology and causes of glaucoma are well described. The use of stents and other devices is the major point in this step by step account of acute, chronic, closed angle and open angle disease. … The role of medications is discussed. This is a good book on the techniques currently available.” (Joseph Grenier,, April, 2018)