Becker-Shaffer's Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas


  • Robert Stamper, MD, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Marc Lieberman, MD, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Michael Drake, MD, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Authored by three prominent specialists in the field, this text provides comprehensive coverage of diagnostic and treatment modalities for optimal glaucoma management. Revised throughout, this new edition presents the latest guidance in clinical examination, randomized trials, medical treatment, laser therapy, and surgical procedures. Hundreds of illustrations—with many classic black and white figures from the previous editions supplemented with new color images—depict the features of glaucomas and step-by-step procedures for their management, while expanded use of highlighted boxes, lists, and summary tables make the material easy to access. Evidence-based and updated information on all aspects of the glaucomas—including physiology, genetics, interventional trials, and new surgical techniques—offer a well-rounded foundation of knowledge for making the most informed diagnoses and choosing the most effective course of treatment.
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Ophthalmology and Optometry


Book information

  • Published: June 2009
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-02394-8

Table of Contents



List of Contributors



Part i – Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction and Classification of the Glaucomas

Part ii - Aqueous dynamics

Chapter 2 Aqueus Humor Formation

Chapter 3 Aqueous Humor Outflow System
With the assistance of Murra y A Johnstone

Chapter 4 Intraocular Pressure

Part iii - Clincial examination

Section 1

Chapter 5 Methods of Gonioscopy

Chapter 6 Gonioscopic anatomy

Chapter 7 Clinical Interpretation of Gonioscopic Findings

Section 2

Chapter 8 Visual Field Theory and Methods

Chapter 9 Techniques and Variables in Visual Field Testing

Chapter 10 Visual Field Interpretation

Chapter 11 Other psychophysical tests

Section 3

Chapter 12 Optic Nerve Anatomy and Pathophysiology

Chapter 13 Clinical Evaluation of the Optic Nerve Head

Chapter 14 Optic Nerve Imaging

With the assistance of Robert J Noecker and Larissa Camejo

Part iv - Clinical entities

Chapter 15 Primary angle closure glaucoma

Chapter 16 Secondary angle closure glaucoma

Chapter 17 Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

Chapter 18 Secondary Open-Angle Glaucoma

Chapter 19 Combined Mechanism glaucoma

Chapter 20 Developmental and childhood glaucoma

Chapter 21 Genetics of Glaucoma

Part v - Management

Chapter 22 Introduction to Patient Management

Chapter 23 Medical Treatment of Glaucoma: General Principles

Part vi - Medical Treatment

Chapter 24 The Adrenergic System and Adrenergic Agonists

Chapter 25 Adrenergic Antagonists

Chapter 26 Cholinergic Drugs

Chapter 27 Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors

Chapter 28 Prostaglandins

Chapter 29 Hyperosmotic agents

Part vii - Laser therapy

Chapter 30 General aspects of laser therapy
With the assistance of Michael Berlin

Chapter 31 Laser Treatment for Internal Flow Block

With the assistance of Michael Berlin

Chapter 32 Laser Treatment For Outflow Obstruction

With the assistance of Michael Berlin

Chapter 33 Miscellaneous Laser Procedures Including Laser Ciliary Body Therapy
With the assistance of Michael Berlin

Part viii - Surgical Principles and Procedures

Chapter 34 General Surgical Care

Chapter 35 Glaucoma Outflow Procedures

Chapter 36 Surgical Management of Cataract and Glaucoma

Chapter 37 Complications and failure of filtering surgery

Chapter 38 Childhood Glaucomas

Chapter 39 New ideas in glaucoma surgery

Part ix - Conclusion

Chapter 40 Challenges for the New Millennium


With the assistance of Robert N. Weinreb