List of Contributors
Anatomy (Pierre Rautenbach)
Definition and Classification (Neil Bowley)
Examination Techniques (Neil Bowley)
Investigations (Thomas Sherman)
Eye Drops (Andrew Swampillai)
Lasers (Adam Booth)
Surgery (Abhijit A Mohite and Imran Masood)
Improving Quality of Life (Katie Smith and Pam Adams)
Developing a Holistic Approach to Glaucoma Management (Michael Smith)
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Robust screening alongside early diagnosis and prompt management is essential for preserving vision. Advanced ophthalmic nurse practitioners, optometrists and orthoptists are increasingly becoming part of a multi-disciplinary team approach that is designed to provide the best outcomes for our patients.
This full-colour book has been written by experienced ophthalmologists and optometrists, and details all that a practitioner needs to know about the condition. It will also serve as a useful reference for junior ophthalmic trainees and medical students.
Salman Waqar completed his basic medical qualification (MBBS) from Rawalpindi Medical College (University of Health Sciences) Pakistan in 2005. He then completed seven years of specialist ophthalmic training on the south-west rotation (Devon and Cornwall) and his current appointment is as a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Eye Infirmary, Plymouth, UK.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and holds memberships with the United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
His clinical areas of expertise include diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of general and acute ophthalmic conditions. He specialises in the medical, laser and surgical treatment of Glaucoma (including minimally invasive glaucoma implants and aqueous shunt surgery).
Salman's academic interests include using virtual reality simulation to investigate surgeon performance, and the development of innovative surgical instruments to improve patient safety. He is also an Honorary Fellow with Plymouth University, where he is involved in training the doctors and surgeons of our future and has been nominated for a regional Trainer of the Year Award.
Outside of work he is an aspiring author, keen reader, enthusiastic triathlete, likes playing squash and enjoys exploring new walks in Dartmoor.