By Thom J. Zimmerman, Karanjit S. Kooner

With the aim of simplifying the analysis and remedy strategy, Drs. Zimmerman and Kooner introduce medical Pathways in Glaucoma.

This new decision-making consultant bargains 22 chapters on themes starting from formative years and neovascular glaucoma to drug-induced glaucoma and administration of glaucoma in being pregnant. each one bankruptcy is constantly specified by an analogous geared up layout: Definition, Epidemiology and value, analysis and Differential analysis, therapy and administration, and destiny concerns. underneath every one heading, a sequence of questions are posed, every one through a solution and rationalization, making it effortless to quick pinpoint the knowledge you're looking for. observed by means of step by step algorithms, cross-references, and dozens of drawings, charts and tables, medical Pathways in Glaucoma is a whole reference for experts in any respect degrees.

This functional, clinically orientated textual content is designed for daily use via ophthalmologists, glaucoma experts, and citizens. for simple- to-use, entire details on modern-day difficult situations, scientific Pathways in Glaucoma is perfect.

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2%. 3% for those in the 80s. The age distributions were 7% less than 55 years, 44% between 55 and 74 years, and 49% older. 11% per year in persons between 55 and 74 years. St. Lucia in the West Indies is home to a relatively homogeneous black population. 8%. How Common is POAG in the United States? In the United States, glaucoma as a composite group is the second most frequently reported principal diagnosis at office visits to ophthalmologists after K. 60 It makes up about 15% of all visits relating to illness or injury in ophthalmology.

The characteristics of glaucomatous optic nerve damage are enumerated in Table 2–4. The C/D ratio should be noted in both the horizontal and vertical meridians. 2 between the eyes, notching, thinning of neuroretinal rim, and optic disc pallor in the presence of hemorrhage are some of the salient features of glaucomatous damage. Peripapillary atrophy or choroidal sclerosis and thinning of the retinal arterioles may be signs of ischemia. 123 Disc hemorrhage may represent an acute ischemic event and is seen more frequently in patients with systemic hypertension.

Are There Any Immunologic Factors Important in POAG? Several immunologically based diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disturbances, migraine and Raynaud’s phenomenon are seen in patients with POAG. Wax and coworkers94 have found serum antibodies to retinal proteins K. Kooner 33 and retinal immunoglobulin deposition in an eye with glaucoma. Similarly, an immunologic basis of glaucoma was also suggested by David and coworkers,95 who found an association of human leukocyte antigen HLA-DR3 allele in Caucasian patients with glaucoma.

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