Mechanisms of the Glaucomas

Disease Processes and Therapeutic Modalities

  • Joyce Tombran-Tink
  • Colin J. Barnstable
  • M. Bruce Shields

Part of the Ophthalmology Research™ book series (OPHRES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Epidemiology of Glaucoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joyce Tombran-Tink, Colin J. Barnstable, M. Bruce Shields
      Pages 19-33
    3. Fridbert Jonasson, Arsaell Arnarsson, Thor Eysteinsson
      Pages 35-47
    4. Chun Zhang, Ningli Wang, Wei Wang
      Pages 49-61
    5. Radoslaw Kaczmarek, Maria H. Nizankowska
      Pages 63-79
  3. Mechanisms of Intraocular Pressure Elevation in the Glaucomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-82
    2. Sarwat Salim, M. Bruce Shields
      Pages 83-97
    3. Douglas H. Johnson, Elke Lutjen-Drecoll
      Pages 99-116
    4. Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Gottfried O. H. Naumann
      Pages 117-138
    5. Augusto Paranhos Jr, João Antonio Prata Jr, Paulo Augusto de Arruda Mello, Felicio Aristóteles da Silva
      Pages 139-157
    6. Malik Y. Kahook, Joel S. Schuman
      Pages 159-165
    7. Takashi Kanamoto, Hiromu K. Mishima
      Pages 167-172
    8. Yaniv Barkana, Clement C. Tham, Syril K. Dorairaj, Robert Ritch
      Pages 173-187
  4. Genetics of Glaucoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Karim F. Damji, R. Rand Allingham
      Pages 191-203
    3. Ernst R. Tamm
      Pages 219-231
    4. Mansoor Sarfarazi, Sharareh Monemi, Dharamainder Choudhary, Tayebeh Rezaie, John B. Schenkman
      Pages 233-273
    5. Hui-Ju Lin, Fuu-Jen Tsai
      Pages 275-288
    6. Chi Pui Pang, Clement C. Tham, Dennis Shun Chiu Lam
      Pages 289-307
  5. Molecular and Cellular Responses in the Eye to Glaucoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. James C.H. Tan, B’Ann T. Gabelt, Paul L. Kaufman
      Pages 311-327
    3. M. Rosario Hernandez, Bin Liu
      Pages 363-391
    4. Dong Feng Chen, Kin-Sang Cho
      Pages 393-423
    5. Sanjoy K. Bhattacharya, John W. Crabb
      Pages 443-458
    6. Tomonari Ojima, Nagahisa Yoshimura
      Pages 459-467
  6. Ocular Tissue and Psychophysiological Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469
    2. C. Ross Ethier, Victor H. Barocas, J. Crawford Downs
      Pages 471-489
    3. Makoto Aihara, Goji Tomita
      Pages 517-525
    4. Chris A. Johnson, Shaban Demirel
      Pages 527-548
  7. Models of Glaucoma

  8. Therapeutic Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 609-609
    2. Jess T. Whitson, Nalini K. Aggarwal
      Pages 611-644
    3. Leonard A. Levin
      Pages 645-656
    4. Frédéric Lebrun-Julien, Adriana Di Polo
      Pages 657-681
    5. Mark A. Latina, Navin Prasad, Jorge A. Alvarado
      Pages 683-691
    6. Robert D. Fechtner, Albert S. Khouri
      Pages 693-713
    7. D. S. Minckler, S. Mosaed
      Pages 715-737
    8. Carl B. Camras, M. Bruce Shields
      Pages 739-752
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 753-762

About this book



The mechanisms of the various forms of glaucoma were unknown at the outset of the twentieth century. Late in the twentieth century, two nascent areas of research were beginning to provide glimpses of what the twenty-first century held in store for the future of glaucoma: the mechanisms of glaucomatous optic neuropathy and the molecular basis of the glaucomas. In Mechanisms of the Glaucomas: Disease Processes and Therapeutic Modalities, the authors review the most current knowledge available in the field and provide a basis in which researchers can effectively study the glaucomas. The intent of the book is not primarily to describe the clinical appearances of the glaucomas nor how to manage them. Rather, it is to provide basic scientists, who are working in the field of glaucoma, with a current understanding of the clinical aspects of glaucoma, and to provide clinician scientists with the basic knowledge, as they attempt to translate it into rational treatments for glaucoma. In this important new book leaders in the various fields of glaucoma review our current understanding of glaucoma from epidemiology and genetics through molecular, cellular and tissue responses to the mechanisms of the glaucomas and the mechanisms by which we manage them. Mechanisms of the Glaucomas: Disease Processes and Therapeutic Modalities will be of great value as its contents will aid the reader in prevention of blindness from glaucoma.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joyce Tombran-Tink
    • 1
  • Colin J. Barnstable
    • 1
  • M. Bruce Shields
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neural and Behavioral SciencesPennsylvania State University College of MedicineHershey
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology and Visual ScienceYale University School of MedicineNew Haven

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Humana Press, Totowa, NJ 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-956-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-373-8
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