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Glaucoma Identification and Co-management

Methods currently used to diagnose and monitor progression of this disease are covered. This includes assessment of the anterior chamber angle, optic disc evaluation, psychophysical tests and visual field analysis.

Pharmocological agents used in the control of intra-ocular pressure are discussed as well as surgical options which are available. Indications and contraindications for each are covered.

Advice is given about obtaining funding for comanagement programmes and an example of one such scheme is illustrated.

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Published: February 2007

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-3782-4

Reviews

  • "Both informative and easy to read and consequently will provide an invaluable core text for Optometrists who are undertaking further training in glaucoma."
    Optometry Today, March 2009

Contents

  • Epidemiology of primary open angle glaucoma

    The production and drainage of aqueous humour

    Histopathology and pathogenesis of glaucomatous optic neuropathy

    Evaluation of the anterior chamber angle

    Interpretation of visual field measures from automated and semi-automated perimeters

    Visual function in glaucoma

    Diagnosis of the glaucomas 1: visual field changes

    Diagnosis of the glaucomas 2: intraocular pressure

    Diagnosis of glaucoma through examination of the optic nerve head

    Medical management of the glaucomas 1: pharmacological principles

    Medical management of the glaucomas 2:
    Laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma

    Glaucoma shared care schemes

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