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.
- Multidisciplinary approach to the topic
- Comprehensive in the breadth of topics brought together into one book
- Contributions from international experts in the field
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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- 27th February 2007
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Head of Department of Optometry and Visual Science, City University, London, UK
Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics, Department of Community Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK
"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