© 2016

Glaucoma Imaging

  • Antonio Ferreras


  • Offers comprehensive guidance on use of imaging technologies for diagnosis and follow-up

  • Explains the roles of both traditional and advanced imaging techniques

  • Identifies the keys to optimizing use of the different methods


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Francisco Javier Goñi, Krapez Maja
    Pages 1-26
  3. Michele Figus, Maurizio Taloni, Chiara Posarelli
    Pages 27-77
  4. Julián García-Feijoo, Carmen Méndez-Hernández, José María Martínez de la Casa, Federico Sáenz-Francés, Rubén Sánchez-Jean, Julián García-Sánchez
    Pages 97-121
  5. Michele Iester
    Pages 173-208
  6. Patricio G. Schlottmann, Pilar Calvo
    Pages 209-225
  7. Paolo Frezzotti
    Pages 227-263
  8. Manuel Gonzalez-de-la-Rosa, Marta Gonzalez-Hernandez, Carmen Mendez-Hernandez, Elena Garcia-Martin, Francisco Fumero-Bautista, Silvia Alayon et al.
    Pages 265-280
  9. Rizwan Malik, David F. Garway-Heath
    Pages 281-303
  10. Francesco Oddone
    Pages 305-328

About this book


This atlas offers a truly comprehensive update on the use of imaging technologies for the diagnosis and follow-up of glaucoma. In addition to standard automated perimetry, gonioscopy, and fundus photography, other advanced high-resolution methods for imaging the eye in glaucoma are explained in detail, including ultrasound biomicroscopy, confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, scanning laser polarimetry, and spectral domain optical coherence tomography. The role of the various tests and the keys to optimizing their use in clinical practice are detailed with the aid of high-quality figures in order to enable the reader to achieve the best possible performance when applying these tools.


The risk of developing visual disability and blindness as a consequence of glaucoma varies widely among affected individuals. Personalized testing strategies and tailored therapeutic interventions are required to effectively reduce visual impairment due to glaucoma. Glaucoma Imaging will assist residents, researchers, and clinicians in improving their ability to understand and integrate the information obtained using traditional techniques with the reports provided by computer-assisted image instruments.


Gonioscopy Optical coherence tomography (OCT) Retinal nerve fiber layer evaluation Scanning laser polarimetry Ultrasound biomicroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Ferreras
    • 1
  1. 1.OphthalmologyMiguel Servet University HospitalZaragonaSpain

About the editors

Antonio Ferreras, MD, PhD, is a Consultant Ophthalmologist who works at the Miguel Servet University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain and the Aragon Health Sciences Institute, University of Zaragoza. He has been an Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza since 2007. Until 2010 he worked as a glaucoma and cataract surgeon, and he is currently a vitreoretinal and cataract surgeon. Dr. Ferreras has been involved in numerous clinical trials and his research has included the diagnosis of glaucoma by means of high-definition optical coherence tomography and scanning laser polarimetry with enhanced corneal compensation.  He is the recipient of an International Ophthalmologist Education Award (2009) and an Achievement Award (2013) from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Ferreras is a member of the editorial board of Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine and a member of the International Journal of Ophthalmology Expert Board. He has been guest editor for a Journal of Ophthalmology special edition on “Different aspects in different glaucomas” (2010-11) and for the BioMed Research International special issue on “Advances in imaging technologies for evaluating the retina and the optic disc” (2014). He is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Glaucoma Imaging
  • Editors Antonio Ferreras
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-18958-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36563-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-18959-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 328
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
    Imaging / Radiology
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“The purpose is to provide an update on the use of imaging technologies for glaucoma. This is a good resource for ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents, optometrists, and glaucoma researchers. … This is a valuable resource for clinicians and researchers to help improve the quality of care for glaucoma patients.” (Diana V. Do, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2016)