Glaucoma: A Patient's Guide to the Disease

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Medical - 66 pages
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Contents

ALL ABOUT GLAUCOMA 1 What is glaucoma?
1
What is the difference between glaucoma and ocular hypertension?
2
How common is glaucoma?
3
Does glaucoma cause blindness?
4
My doctor says there is a hemorrhage on my nerve What does this mean?
5
Can lack of sleep or emotional stress
10
Other Medications
28
How long should I stay home from work after laser treatment?
33
What are antifibroblastic agents?
38
Is there a role for early surgery in glaucoma?
40
How will my eye look after surgery?
41
My eye feels wet since surgery Is this normal?
42
Can high pressure develop after surgery?
43
My surgeon says I need a suture cut after glaucoma surgery Is this necessary?
44
Since surgery I have noticed a raised white blob under my upper lid What causes this?
45
Can blebs cause problems?
46

I have been told I need a ciliary body destructive procedure What is this?
34
What kind of surgical treatment is available for glaucoma? How suc cessful is it?
35
Do I need to stay in hospital if I have glaucoma surgery?
36
Can I see during the operation?
37
How do I know if my bleb is infected?
47
GLAUCOMA SOCIETIES 1 In Canada
49
Flow of Fluid in the Eye
51
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About the author (1997)

Graham E. Trope is past Chairman of Ophthalmology, and is Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, and Director of the Glaucoma Service at the Toronto Western Hospital.

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