Gonioscopy

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 21, 2012 - Medical - 84 pages
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Gonioscopy is a very important differential diagnostic tool that permits assessment of the anterior chamber angle and correct classification of glaucoma as a basis for specific treatment. This book clearly explains how to perform gonioscopy to best effect. The anatomy of the chamber angle is systematically described, and the impact of age, developmental disorders, and other pathologies on the chamber angle is explained. Particular attention is focused on primary and secondary open-angle and angle-closure glaucomas. In each case, the role of gonioscopy in evaluating the chamber angle is described with the help of many photographs and illustrations. The importance of knowledge of the chamber angle for laser treatment and surgery is fully explained, and the impact of medications is discussed. The practitioner will find in Gonioscopy all the information required to use the technique effectively in diagnosis and treatment.

 

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Contents

History of Gonioscopy
2
How to Perform Gonioscopy
5
Anatomical Structures of the Chamber Angle
11
Development of the Chamber Angle and Developmental Disorders
24
Grading Systems and Documentation
31
Open Angle and Glaucoma
39
Angle Closure and Glaucoma
49
Additional Examinations to Gonioscopy
64
Laser Treatments in the Chamber Angle
69
Surgery in the Chamber Angle
74
Influences of Medications on the Chamber Angle
79
Index
81
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Christoph Faschinger, MD, PhD, is Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. Professor Faschinger studied medicine at the University of Graz before specializing in ophthalmology and progressing to become Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Deputy Head of the Clinic. His main focal points are cataract surgery, glaucoma and glaucoma surgery, keratoplasty, and tissue banking. He is the founder of the association Sehen ohne Grenzen (“Vision Without Frontiers”), which runs eye camps in developing countries.

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