What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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Grand Central Publishing, Jul 31, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages
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An insidious disease, glaucoma is often misunderstood and is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Helps to dispel the myths surrounding the disease and inform readers as to the truth about glaucoma. Divided into three accessible sections, the book takes readers through the most common methods of treatment, and explores cutting-edge research and crucial new information on the effects of nutrition, exercise, and herbal medicine on glaucoma.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Part I
Chapter 1
THE MOST COMMON GLAUCOMA MYTHS
Chapter 2
THE PARTS OF THE EYE
CONVENTIONAL
OTHER LASER PROCEDURES
Chapter 8
TRABECULECTOMY
DRAINAGE OR SHUNT DEVICES
TRABECULOTOMY
GONIOTOMY
Chapter 9
THE DECISION

THE OPTIC NERVE
Chapter 3
FAMILY HISTORY OF GLAUCOMA
NEARSIGHTEDNESS
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
PLAYING THE TRUMPET FRENCH HORN OBOE OR PICCOLO
Chapter 4
PRIMARY OPENANGLE GLAUCOMA POAG
PRIMARY ANGLECLOSURE GLAUCOMA PACG
NORMALTENSION GLAUCOMA NTG
PIGMENTARY GLAUCOMA
NEOVASCULAR GLAUCOMA NVG
EXFOLIATION SYNDROME AND EXFOLIATIVE GLAUCOMA
CORTICOSTEROID GLAUCOMA
GLAUCOMA ASSOCIATED WITH ELEVATED EPISCLERAL VENOUS PRESSURE EVP
IRIDOCORNEAL ENDOTHELIAL SYNDROME ICE SYNDROME
GLAUCOMATOCYCLITIC CRISIS POSNERSCHLOSSMAN SYNDROME
GLAUCOMA ASSOCIATED WITH LENS DISORDERS
GLAUCOMA FOLLOWING CATARACT SURGERY
GLAUCOMA RELATED TO SURGERY
GLAUCOMA ASSOCIATED WITH TRAUMA
GLAUCOMA ASSOCIATED WITH SYSTEMIC DISEASES
GLAUCOMA ASSOCIATED WITH INTRAOCULAR TUMORS AND DISORDERS OF THE VITREOUS AND RETINA
GLAUCOMA IN CHILDREN
GLAUCOMAS ASSOCIATED WITH VITREORETINAL DISORDERS
FOR MORE SOPHISTICATED INFORMATION
Part II
Chapter 5
SLIT LAMP EXAM
GONIOSCOPY
THE APPEARANCE OF THE OPTIC NERVE HEAD
MEASURING INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE IOP
VISUAL FIELD TESTING
Chapter 6
HOW LOW SHOULD YOU GO?
HYPOTENSIVE LIPIDS
BETABLOCKERS
ADRENERGIC AGONISTS
CARBONIC ANHYDRASE INHIBITORS
COMBINATION MEDICATIONS
ARE THEY REALLY JUST AS EFFECTIVE?
COMPLIANCE
Chapter 7
ARGON LASER TRABECULOPLASTY ALT
LASER IRIDOTOMY LASER PERIPHERAL IRIDOTOMY OR LPI
TRABECULECTOMY FOLLOWED BY CATARACT SURGERY TWO SEPARATE PROCEDURES
COMBINED SURGERY PHACOTRAB
PSEUDOEXFOLIATION AND CATARACT
Chapter 10
DISEASEFIGHTING PROPERTIES OF PLANT FOODS
HERBS
WEIGHT CONTROL
Chapter 11
OTHER ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
Part III
Chapter 12
EARLY MANIFEST GLAUCOMA TRIAL EMGT
ADVANCED GLAUCOMA INTERVENTION STUDY AGIS
THE COLLABERATIVE INITIAL GLAUCOMA TREATMENT STUDY CIGTS
COLLABORATIVE NORMALTENSION GLAUCOMA GROUP CNTG
Chapter 13
VISUAL FIELD TESTING PERIMETRY
OTHER NEW VISUAL TESTING DEVICES
ADDITIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
IMAGING THE INTERIOR OF THE EYE
ULTRASOUND BIOMICROSCOPY
MINIATURE CONTINUOUS INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE SENSOR
Chapter 14
SELECTIVE LASER TRABECULOPLASTY SLT
THE EXPRESS MINIATURE GLAUCOMA SHUNT
THE TRABECTOME
Part IV
Chapter 15
GENETIC LINKAGE
FUTURE TARGETS FOR RESEARCH
Chapter 16
RETINAL IMPLANTS
IMPLANTABLE MINIATURE TELESCOPE
Part V
Chapter 17
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Glossary
Resources
How You Can Help
References
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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