The Glaucomas

Volume I - Pediatric Glaucomas

  • Roberto Sampaolesi
  • Juan Roberto Sampaolesi
  • Jorge Zárate

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Pages 11-17
  3. Pages 193-287
  4. Pages 467-476
  5. Pages 477-477
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 479-486

About this book


In recent decades, the prognosis of congenital glaucoma has completely changed. Nowadays surgical results are very good and enable children with pediatric glaucoma to integrate entirely into society as adults.

Based on the author’s cumulative experience of more than 50 years and 860 patients operated on for congenital glaucoma, this well-structured and lavishly illustrated textbook-atlas covers all aspects of congenital and infantile glaucoma. It enables the reader to learn about the:

Original method for examining newborns under general anaesthesia in the slit-lamp

Signs and symptoms of the disease and the differential diagnosis

Role and importance of the echometry value for early diagnosis

Gonioscopy results and the three types of congenital glaucomas (pure, refractory and late)

Type of surgery to be performed in each case, with the evaluation and case-studies by follow-up long-term results.

Written by renowned international experts of the field, this book will become the gold standard in the field of pediatric and congenital glaucomas.


Chamber Angle Congential Glaucoma Gonioscopic Images Intraocular Pressure Ocular Echometry Pediatric Glaucomas anatomy diagnosis differential diagnosis embryo genetics

Authors and affiliations

  • Roberto Sampaolesi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Juan Roberto Sampaolesi
    • 3
  • Jorge Zárate
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Department of OphthalmologyUBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires)Buenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.UCES (Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales)Buenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Faculty of Medicine, Department of OphthalmologyUCES (Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales)Buenos AiresArgentina
  4. 4.Faculty of Medicine, Department of OphthalmologyUBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires)Buenos AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69144-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69146-4
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