This text provides expert instruction on the techniques currently employed for the surgical treatment of glaucomatous disease, covering both the host of novel microinvasive devices for treatment of milder stages and the refined strategies that enhance success rates in patients with advanced disease. The critical steps in each procedure are clearly described with the aid of many high-quality illustrations and surgical videos. Pearls and pitfalls of the various techniques are highlighted, and helpful information is provided on indications, preoperative considerations, potential intra- and postoperative complications, and strategies for reducing the incidence of such adverse events. Each treatment method is addressed in a dedicated stand-alone chapter, ensuring ease of reference for the practitioner. Readers will find this book, written by internationally recognized experts in the field, to be an exceptional source of up-to-date information on advanced glaucoma surgical techniques.
1 Advanced Glaucoma Surgery: An Overview
2 Trabecular Micro-bypass Stent for the Treatment of Co-existent Cataract and Mild Open-Angle Glaucomas
3 Trabectome-Mediated Ab Interno Trabeculectomy for Secondary Glaucoma or as a Secondary Procedure
4 Lens Extraction in Angle Closure Glaucoma
5 Gonioscopy Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy (GATT) for the Treatment of Adult and Developmental Glaucomas
6 Ab-Interno Subconjunctival Glaucoma Implant for Advanced Open-Angle Glaucomas
7 Nonpenetrating Glaucoma Surgery
8 Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation in the Treatment of Plateau Iris and Angle Closure Glaucomas
9 Ex-PRESS Miniature Glaucoma Shunt for the Treatment of Uveitic Glaucomas
10 Surgical Management of Normal Tension Glaucoma
11 Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery Combined with Pars Plana Vitrectomy and KPro Implantation
12 The Modified Schocket Procedure
13 Ab-interno Bleb Needling
14 Drainage of Choroidal Effusions
15 Surgical Management of Malignant Glaucoma
Supplemental Video Table of Contents
1. Video 3.1. Trabectome Procedure with Goniosynechiolysis
2. Video 5.1. Gonioscopy Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy (GATT)
3. Video 6.1. Xen Gel implantation
4. Video 7.1. Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery
5. Video 9.1. Ex-Press Shunt Implantation
6. Video 10.1. Trabeculectomy with adjunctive Mitomycin-C
7. Video 11.1. Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery Combined with Pars Plana Vitrectomy and KPro Implantation
8. Video 12.1. Modified Schocket Procedure
9. Video 13.1. Ab-Interno Trabeculectomy Revision
10. Video 15.1.
Ahmad A. Aref, MD, graduated from the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill., in 2006 and subsequently completed a residency at the Penn State Hershey Eye Center, Penn State University College of Medicine and a fellowship in Glaucoma at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami. Since 2011 he has been Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief Quality Officer at Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. In 2011 Dr. Aref received an American Glaucoma Society MAPS Award and he currently sits on the society’s Multimedia Committee. He has published 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for a number of journals, including Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, and American Journal of Ophthalmology.
Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India and completed fellowships in the Glaucoma Services of Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, and the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California School of Medicine. In 2005 he was appointed Professor (tenured) at the Department of Ophthalmology and Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles. Since 2012 Dr. Varma has been Professor and Chairman, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, UIC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Chicago, and Illinois Lions/Charles I. Young Endowed Chair of Ocular Research, Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute, Chicago. During his distinguished career he has been the recipient of various honors, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award (1998) and Senior Achievement Award (2006) and the President’s Award from the Glaucoma Research Foundation (2009). Dr. Varma served on the Editorial
Advisory Board of Ophthalmology from 1999 until 2013 and since 2010 has been an Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology Oral Examinations. He has published approximately 220 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited/co-edited two books: Essentials of Eye Care: The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Handbook (Lippincott Raven, 1997) and The Optic Nerve in Glaucoma (Lippincott 1992).