This book offers optometrists a complete, clinically orientated guide to effective diagnosis and management of glaucoma and provides valuable assistance in co-managing these patients with ophthalmologists. Coverage of diagnosis includes risk factors for glaucoma, gonioscopy, optic nerve evaluation, visual field analysis, measurement of intraocular pressure, measurement of corneal thickness, and optic nerve imaging.
The medical management section thoroughly describes the ophthalmic drugs used to manage glaucoma. The surgical management section describes laser and conventional procedures and offers optometrists guidelines for co-managing patients. The final section presents case studies. Chapters include clinical pearls and “how to” instructions for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.