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Fast Facts: Glaucoma

By Paul R Healey and
Ravi Thomas

Published 2010

132 pages, 58 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-905832-40-8

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Glaucoma is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the second most common cause of blindness worldwide after cataract. While the diagnosis of end-stage glaucoma can be made by any physician trained in the use of the ophthalmoscope, it is preferable to diagnose glaucoma at an early stage, when intervention can alter the course of the disease and change the prognosis.

Packed with superb illustrations, Fast Facts: Glaucoma is bursting with practical information on the disease, including:

  • A concise overview of the glaucoma subtypes and their global prevalence
  • A clear explanation of the pathophysiology alongside what the patient actually experiences
  • The questions to ask when taking a history
  • The key elements of a comprehensive eye examination
  • How to minimize the impact of the disease on the patient and reduce risk factors
  • The latest medical and surgical treatments
  • Monitoring of the condition - including detail of follow-up examinations

Fast Facts: Glaucoma is a highly readable practical reference for all medical and eyecare practitioners, an aid for students and scientists involved in the study of eye disease and a sound overview for anyone interested in this challenging disease.

What is Glaucoma? How can it be detected? How can it be treated? Fast Facts: Glaucoma answers all of these questions.

Contents

  • Definitions and epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology, natural history and prognosis
  • Diagnosis and clinical features
  • Principles of management
  • Medical treatment
  • Laser and surgical treatment
  • Monitoring
  • Prevention
  • Useful resources

Reviews

"Another great book! A really useful guide to glaucoma with lots of photos, diagrams and easy-to-read information. With each section broken down this book is accessible for all levels." Alice Gravett, Optometry Student, Aston University

"Even though there is an effort to practice evidence-based medicine, there are many gaps that are currently filled by clinical judgement and expert opinion. This book represents a very successful effort to guide the reader on what we know on diagnosis and management of glaucoma. It is very easy to read and pragmatic. The tables and `Key Points' are priceless. There are numerous photographs and illustrations, all with high quality ... Overall, I think this is a superb text that meets the authors' goals, and I must congratulate them." Professor Augusto Azuara-Blanco, Eye News, February/March 2011

 

The authors

Paul R Healey

MBBS BMedSc MMed PhD FRANZCO, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Dept Ophthalmology, Uni Sydney and Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute & Save Sight Institute, and Glaucoma Specialist, Eye Associates, Sydney, Australia


Ravi Thomas

MBBS MD FRANZCO, Director of Glaucoma Services, Queensland Eye Institute, and Professor, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


 

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