Glaucoma is a condition of the eye in which the optic nerve is damaged due to increased fluid pressure in the eye. Left untreated, the condition may lead to permanent blindness.
Presented as a collection of clinical case studies, this book is a complete guide to the treatment of glaucoma for both ophthalmologists and trainees.
Beginning with an introduction to ocular hypertension, investigation techniques and the diagnosis of glaucoma, the following chapters describe different treatment methods. Potential surgical complications are discussed in detail to help clinicians determine the mostappropriate management options. The final section covers clinical trials in glaucoma.
Clinical photographs, flow charts and algorithms for patient management enhance learning.
Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma
Presented as collection of clinical case studies
In depth discussion on surgical complications
Includes photographs, flow charts and algorithms to assist learning
Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, Harayana, India
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
1. Ocular Hypertension 2. Glaucoma Suspect 3. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma 4. Medical Therapy: Monotherapy, Fixed Combinations, Side Effects and Quality of Life Implications 5. Laser Trabeculoplasty 6. Angle Closure Glaucoma 7. a. Trabeculectomy versus Tube b. Choice of Surgery: Nonpenetrating Deep Sclerectomy c. Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation d. Endocyclophotocoagulation 8. Complications after Trabeculectomy 9. Tube Complications 10. Complications of Nonpenetrating Deep Sclerectomy 11. Complications of Newer Surgeries 12. a. Glaucoma in Children b. Postrefractive Surgery Glaucoma c. Glaucoma after Vitreoretinal Surgery d. Neovascular Glaucoma e. Cataract and Glaucoma f. Compliance 13. Informed Consents 14. a. How to Overcome Imaging Artifacts and Prevent Misinterpretation of Imaging Results b. Sources of Errors While Interpreting Perimetry c. Sources of Errors While Performing and Interpreting Tonometry 15. a. Clinical Trials in Glaucoma b. Basics of a Trial Design for Glaucoma