Gems of Ophthalmology—Glaucoma

by HV Nema, Nitin Nema

This book focuses on Gems of Ophthalmology—Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy marked by damage to optic nerve head associated with visual field defects. It is the second important cause of blindness worldwide. According to one estimate there are more than 67 million people affected by glaucoma of which about 10% are blind. The blindness caused by glaucoma is irreversible. The glaucoma blindness may be silent or painful and stormy. It is estimated that by 2020, glaucoma may affect 80 million people globally. The book on Glaucoma presents a detail account of routine glaucoma investigations, such as gonioscopy, optic nerve and visual fields examinations as well as advanced imaging technology. Different types of secondary glaucoma, uveitic, pigmentary, pseudoexfoliative, traumatic, neovascular, phacomorphic, etc. have been described in detail. The developmental glaucoma and management of glaucoma with coexisting cataract are also covered in the book. Treatment modalities, such as medical, laser and surgery of developmental and adult glaucoma has been described adequately. This book will help postgraduates, residents and general ophthalmologists to understand glaucoma in a better way and enable them to treat glaucoma at an early stage to prevent blindness.

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Editor
1. Nema HV
2. Nema Nitin
Editor's Affiliation
1. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2. Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
ISBN
9789352702497
Speciality
Ophthalmology
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18037
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
487
Book Type
Professional

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