Manual of Glaucoma

by Shibal Bhartiya, Parul Ichhpujani

A group of eye diseases that causes damage to the optic nerve and vision loss is termed as glaucoma. Increased pressure in the eye is a major risk factor. The two major categories of glaucoma are open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma/angle closure glaucoma. Open-angle chronic glaucoma is painless, tends to develop slowly over time and often has no symptoms until the disease has progressed significantly. Closed angle glaucoma is usually chronic and asymptomatic but can present all of a sudden as well. This involves sudden eye pain, blurred vision, mid-dilated pupil, redness, nausea and vomiting, resulting from a sudden spike in intraocular pressure from iridotrabecular contact. This book “Manual of Glaucoma” has been divided into six sections and comprises of total forty four chapters. The first section named as basic fundamentals and talks about the anatomy of optic nerve head and anterior chamber angle, physiology and dynamics of aqueous humor, pathogenesis of glaucoma, and classification of the glaucomas. Second section is of diagnosis clinchers and covers tonometry, pachymetry in glaucoma, optic nerve head evaluation, gonioscopy, ultrasound biomicroscopy, automated perimetry, frequency doubling technology perimetry etc. Open-angle glaucomas, angle-closure glaucoma and childhood glaucoma are thoroughly described in third, fourth and fifth section. The last section of this book discusses on battling glaucoma and talks about glaucoma progression, medical management of glaucoma, selective laser trabeculoplasty, laser iridotomy and iridoplasty, diode laser cyclophotocoagulation etc. Lots of figures, clinical images, tables and flowchart are given in this book, which are very helpful for understanding glaucoma and the surgical procedure involved in its treatment.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Bhartiya Shibal
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2. Ichhpujani Parul Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
ISBN 9789351529644
Speciality Ophthalmology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/12649
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2016
Pages 542
Book Type Professional


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