Glaucoma Volume 1: Medical Diagnosis and Therapy

1st Edition

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  • Tarek Shaarawy
  • Mark Sherwood
  • Jonathan Crowston
  • Roger Hitchings
  • Key Features

    • Presents world-class expertise through advice from leading specialists across six continents.
    • Covers hot topics such as ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT), the various types of glaucoma, alpha agonists, and more.
    • Highlights nuances of glaucoma presentation in 600 high-quality images and photographs that help you visualize key diagnostic findings and operative procedures.
    • Features an entire section devoted to new horizons, including the latest in stem cell research, gene transfer, and implants.
    • Allows quick reference thanks to a well-organized, user-friendly full-color layout.
    • Provides access to the contents of the book online, fully searchable for rapid consultation from any place with an Internet connection.

    Table of Contents

    Vol. 1: Medical Diagnosis and Therapy

    Section 1 Glaucoma in the World

    1 Prevalence and Geographic Variations
    Winnie Nolan & Jennifer Yip
    2 Screening for Glaucoma
    Paul Healey
    3 Economics of Glaucoma Care
    Paul Lee
    4 Practical Application of Glaucoma Care in Different Societies
    Alan Robin, Donald Budenz, Nathan Congdon & Ravilla Thulasiraj

    Section 2 Pathogenesis

    5 Pathogenesis of Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy
    James Morgan
    6 Aqueous Humor Dynamics and Intraocular Pressure Elevation
    Carol Toris
    7 Mechanical Stress and Restructuring of the Optic Nerve Head
    Crawford Downs, Michael Roberts & Claude Burgoyne
    8 Role of Vascular Blood Flow in Pathogenesis
    Mark Lesk & Ali Hafez

    Section 3 Diagnosis of Glaucoma

    9 Tonometry and IOP fluctuation
    Ted Garway-Heath, Aachal Kotecha & Sheng Lim
    10 Visual Fields (Goldman, Humphrey, Other)
    David Crabb
    11 Function Specific Perimetry
    Felipe Medeiros & Luciana M. Alenca
    12 Electrophysiological testing
    Stuart Graham & Brad Fortune
    13 Gonioscopy
    John Salmon
    14 UBM
    Giorgio Marchini, Roberto Tosi & Piero Ceruti
    15 Anterior Segment Imaging
    Winnie Nolan & Gus Gazzard
    16 Impact of Central Corneal Thickness and Corneal Biomechanics on Tonometry
    James Brandt, Cynthia Roberts, Mark Sherwood & Clinton Sheets
    17 Disc Stereo Photography
    Jost Jonas
    18 Optic Disc Imaging
    Linda Zangwill, Christopher Bowd & Felipe Medeiros
    19 RNFL Photography and Computer Analysis
    Neil Choplin
    20 Structure and Function Relationships in Glaucoma
    Marcelo Nicolela, Lesya Shuba & Bettina Windisch
    21 Blood Flow Measurement Techniques
    Mark Lesk & Ali Hafez
    22 Genetics
    Rand Allingham & Mohammed elMallah
    23 Genetic Epidemiology
    Ananth Viswanathan, Leonieke van Koolwijk, Catey Bunce

    Section 4 Types of Glaucoma

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    Saunders Ltd.
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    About the editors

    Tarek Shaarawy

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Privat Docent, University of Geneva; Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head, Glaucoma Sector, Ophthalmology Service, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland

    Mark Sherwood

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Daniels Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology, Director of Vision Research Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

    Jonathan Crowston

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

    Roger Hitchings

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Glaucoma and Allied Studies, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma Unit, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK