Pearls of Glaucoma Management

  • JoAnn A. Giaconi
  • Simon K. Law
  • Anne L. Coleman
  • Joseph Caprioli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Claude F. Burgoyne
    Pages 1-13
  3. Marcelo T. Nicolela
    Pages 15-21
  4. Nicholas G Strouthidis, David F Garway-Heath
    Pages 23-34
  5. Clinton W. Sheets, David S. Greenfield
    Pages 35-43
  6. Kelly A. Townsend, Gadi Wollstein, Joel S. Schuman
    Pages 45-53
  7. Carlos Souza, Joseph Caprioli
    Pages 55-62
  8. Beth Edmunds, John C. Morrison
    Pages 63-73
  9. Douglas R. Anderson
    Pages 75-78
  10. Robert Stamper
    Pages 79-85
  11. James D. Brandt
    Pages 87-93
  12. Lionel A. Marzette, Leon W. Herndon
    Pages 95-98
  13. Stefano Miglior, Francesca Bertuzzi
    Pages 99-104
  14. Marla B. Sultan, Paul P. Lee
    Pages 105-111
  15. Howard Cohn
    Pages 113-122
  16. Chris A. Johnson
    Pages 123-128
  17. Felipe A. Medeiros, Luciana M. Alencar
    Pages 129-137
  18. Balwantray C. Chauhan
    Pages 139-147
  19. Janey L. Wiggs
    Pages 149-156
  20. Rony Rachmiel, Yvonne M Buys, Chris Hudson, Graham E. Trope
    Pages 157-164

About this book

Introduction

If you have ever uttered the commonly expressed lament, “Glaucoma is so confusing!” then this text is for you. You will no longer be bewildered. Why practitioners may be confused about how to be of help to patients with glaucoma – in its many incarnations and reincarnations – is easily understood. The issue seems to be overwhelming when one considers that the already massive popu- tion of those with glaucoma is increasing rapidly as the world’s population increases and ages. During the past 50 years the fundamental defnition of glaucoma has changed almost 180°, and the indications for treatment have become more variable and c- troversial, some advising early therapy and others strongly cautioning against such an approach: Various diagnostic tests have come and gone and are interpreted in such different ways that there seems to be no consensus; surgical techniques come in and out of fashion in perplexing ways. There seems to be a constantly shifting, sandy foundation on which are built unsteady schools of ever-varying advice. Why prac- tioners, patients, and the public are often bewildered is understandable.

Keywords

Angle closure glaucoma Hypertension IOP measurement Low tension glaucoma Neovasuclar glaucoma Optic disc evaluation Pediatric glaucoma laser retina visual evoked potential (VEP)

Editors and affiliations

  • JoAnn A. Giaconi
    • 1
  • Simon K. Law
    • 2
  • Anne L. Coleman
    • 3
  • Joseph Caprioli
    • 4
  1. 1.Jules Stein Eye InstituteLos AngelesU.S.A.
  2. 2.Jules Stein Eye InstituteLos AngelesU.S.A.
  3. 3.Jules Stein Eye InstituteLos AngelesU.S.A.
  4. 4.Jules Stein Eye InstituteLos AngelesU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68240-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68238-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68240-0