Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma

Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma

49 Clinical Questions

eBook - 2008
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Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional glaucoma references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for common clinical dilemmas? Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between glaucoma specialists. Dr. Dale K. Heuer, and associate editors Dr. Steven J. Gedde and Dr. Richard Lewis, have designed this unique reference in which top glaucoma specialists offer expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with the day-to-day diagnosis and care of glaucoma patients. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to glaucoma with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate glaucoma pearls. Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert pearls that even high-volume glaucoma specialists will appreciate. General practitioners, residents, fellows, and optometrists alike will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within. Some of the questions that are answered: • Which imagining device should I use in my practice? • How should I set a target intraocular pressure? • What is “maximum medical therapy” for glaucoma now? • Which glaucoma medications may be used safely during pregnancy? In children? • Is selective laser trabeculoplasty better than argon or diode laser trabeculoplasty? • Which of the new incisional surgical alternatives to trabeculectomy should I consider for my patients? In what clinical settings should I consider them? • In which patients with glaucoma and cataract should I perform a combined procedure? Cataract surgery alone? Trabeculectomy first?

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Designed to suit everyone from residents to high-volume specialists, this focuses on the clinical side of diagnosis and treatment but offers enough theory to make the practical logical. The topics include coverage of questions patients ask as well as practitioners, such as the frequency of blindness, the relationship of interocular pressure to the progress of glaucoma, causes and risks, clinical examination of the optic nerve, imaging devices, visual field tests, tests of development, disc hemorrhages, anomalous discs, extended interocular pressure assessment, cardiovascular evaluations, systemic diseases associated with glaucoma, treatment for the newly diagnosed, steroid-related glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, treatment of pain in the blind eye, maximum therapy, the role of classic and new surgeries, laser surgery (with and without incision), bleb-related leaks and infections, placement of shunts, and assessment of patients for procedures. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Thorofare, NJ : SLACK, c2008
ISBN: 1556428324 (alk. paper)
9781556428326 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 247 p.) : ill. (some col)


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