Becker-Shaffer's Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas

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.

Ophthalmology and Optometry

Hardbound, 592 Pages

Published: June 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-02394-8


  • Foreword


    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



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