By Thom J. Zimmerman, Karanjit S. Kooner

With the objective of simplifying the prognosis and remedy technique, Drs. Zimmerman and Kooner introduce medical Pathways in Glaucoma.

This new decision-making advisor deals 22 chapters on issues starting from youth and neovascular glaucoma to drug-induced glaucoma and administration of glaucoma in being pregnant. every one bankruptcy is constantly specified by an identical geared up layout: Definition, Epidemiology and value, analysis and Differential prognosis, therapy and administration, and destiny issues. underneath every one heading, a chain of questions are posed, every one through a solution and clarification, making it effortless to speedy pinpoint the data you're looking for. observed through step by step algorithms, cross-references, and dozens of drawings, charts and tables, medical Pathways in Glaucoma is an entire reference for experts in any respect degrees.

This sensible, clinically orientated textual content is designed for daily use by means of ophthalmologists, glaucoma experts, and citizens. for simple- to-use, entire details on modern-day tough situations, medical Pathways in Glaucoma is perfect.

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Once the disease is established, all the aforementioned factors become crucial depending on the patient’s ability to pay for the doctor visits and medications, access to health care, and understanding of the disease process. Are There Any Genetic Considerations for POAG? 98 The disease does not appear to follow any set familiar pattern, but a history of POAG in close relatives is much more significant than in distant relatives. Paterson99 examined 50 siblings of patients with POAG and detected the disease in 8%.

In such a situation visual fields and other risk factors would help to rule out physiologic cupping or congenital deformity of the optic nerve disc. Are There Glaucomatous Field Defects? In most patients visual field examination is most crucial. If the fields are normal in both eyes, then the patient may have any of the three diagnoses depending on the IOP, optic nerve head, and risk factor: glaucoma suspect (ocular hypertensive), physiologically large cups, or congenital deformity of the optic nerve head.

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