Description

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.

Key Features

  • Multidisciplinary approach to the topic

  • Comprehensive in the breadth of topics brought together into one book

  • Contributions from international experts in the field

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
208
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Electronic ISBN:
9780702038112
Print ISBN:
9780750637824

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