Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma

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Edited by Dale K. Heuer

49 Clinical Questions

Published by Slack Incorporated

About the Book

This Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions is edited by Dale K. Heuer. This First Edition of Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma is published by Slack Incorporated Publications.


– Provides aractical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional glaucoma references.
– Includes evidence-based advice for common clinical dilemmas.
– Provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between glaucoma specialists.
– Designed as the unique reference textbook 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.
– 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.

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What You will Learn

The Topics Covered in this Textbook are

Section I: General Principles
How Frequently Does Blindness Develop Among Patients With Primary Open- Angle Glaucoma? With Ocular Hypertension?
Does Reducing Intraocular Pressure Really Prevent the Development and Progression of Glaucoma?
Are Vascular Factors Involved in the Pathogenesis of Glaucoma?
What Are the Most Frequent Causes of Glaucoma- Related Medical Malpractice Suits? What Can I Do to Minimize My Risk?
How Does Glaucoma Affect Quality of Life? Why Does It Matter?

Section II: Glaucoma Diagnosis
How Should I Clinically Examine the Optic Nerve
What Imaging Technology Is Best for Diagnosing Glaucoma? For Detecting Progression?
What Visual Field Tests Should I Use? How Should I Judge Progression?
What Are the Implications of Disc Hemorrhages in Glaucoma Patients or Suspects?
How Should I Follow Patients With Anomalous Optic Discs, Such as Those With Optic Nerve Drusen, Tilted Discs, Myopic Discs, and Discs With Pits?
How Frequently Should I Perform Follow- up Examinations, Gonioscopy, Visual Field Testing, and Optic Nerve Evaluation in Patients With Glaucoma?
Should I Measure Central Corneal Thickness in All Patients With Glaucoma? All Glaucoma Suspects
What New Methods Are Available to Measure Intraocular Pressure? Are Any Devices Available for Continuous Monitoring of Intraocular Pressure?
When Is Imaging of the Anterior Segment Useful?
In Which Patients With Glaucoma Should I Perform Neuroimaging, Cardiovascular Evaluation, and/or Laboratory Testing?
Is Ge ne tic Testing Useful in Screening in Glaucoma?
How Is Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Related to Glaucoma?
Do Anti– Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Injections Cause Intraocular Pressure Elevation
What Is the Best Way to Classify Angle Closure Glaucomas?

Section III: General Management
Which Patients With Ocular Hypertension Should I Treat?
How Should I Set a Target Intraocular Pressure?
How Should I Begin Treatment for a Patient With Newly Diagnosed Primary Open- Angle Glaucoma?
How Should I Manage a Patient Who Is Progressing at Low Levels of Intraocular Pressure?
Are There Special Issues of Which I Should Be Aware Regarding Pigment Dispersion Syndrome or Pigmentary Glaucoma?
Does Exfoliation Syndrome Increase the Risk of Developing Glaucoma? Are Patients With Exfoliation Glaucoma More Likely to Progress? What Other Issues Do These Patients Have?
How Frequent Is Corticosteroid- Induced Glaucoma? How Should I Manage It?
What Methods Are Available to Break an Acute Attack of Angle Closure Glaucoma?
How Should I Manage Neovascular Glaucoma?
How Should Children With Congenital Glaucoma Be Followed?

Section IV: Medical Therapy
Are Any New Medications in Development? Are Any Neuroprotective Agents Currently Available for Treating Glaucoma?
Which Glaucoma Medications Can Be Safely Used During Pregnancy? In Childhood?
Is There Still a Role for Miotics in Some Patients? Oral Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors?
How Can I Improve Patient Adherence?

Section V: Laser and Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
Is Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty a Repeatable Procedure? When Should I Use It?
When Should I Perform a Prophylactic Laser Iridotomy?
When Is Laser Iridoplasty Used?
When Should I Perform Incisional Glaucoma Surgery? Which Procedure Should I Choose?
Are Anti– Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents Useful Adjuncts to Glaucoma Filtering Surgery?
What Are Surgical Pearls for Performing Trabeculectomy?
What Are Pearls for the Postoperative Management of Trabeculectomy and Its Associated Complications?
What Are Surgical Pearls for Performing Aqueous Shunt Implantation?
What Are Pearls for Postoperative Management of Aqueous Shunt Implantation and Its Associated Complications?
Which Aqueous Shunt Should I Use?
Does Cataract Extraction Produce a Signifi can’t and Sustained Intraocular Pressure Reduction? When Should I Perform a Combined Procedure vs Cataract Extraction Alone?
Is Cataract Surgery a Useful Treatment for Angle Closure Glaucoma?
Does the Presence of Glaucoma Influence Your Choice of Intraocular Lens Implant?
In Which Glaucoma Patients Should I Consider Cyclodestruction?
What Are MIGS? When Should I Use Them?

For Whom is this Book For

This Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions, 1st Edition is perfect for Ophthalmologists, Residents and Practicing Physicians. It is the must have reference for practitioners and residents! It acts as Reference Material for those MBBS students those who are pursuing their Post-Graduation in Ophthalmology. It includes topics pretty useful for Other Health Care Professionals including Clinical Pharmacists, Nurses and Professors.


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