Monday, February 27, 2006

Table of Contents. A Patient's Guide to Glaucoma

By Young H Kwon, MD, PhD; John H Fingert, MD, PhD; and Emily C Greenlee, MD
Edited by Young H Kwon, MD, PhD
Illustrated and copyedited by Trish Duffel, RPh, MA
The University of Iowa

Title Page

Chapter 1. Glaucoma: Optic Nerve Disease

    Section 1-A. Optic nerve disease

    Section 1-B. The meaning of optic nerve “cupping”

    Section 1-C. Understanding peripheral vision loss from glaucoma

    Section 1-D. Implications of a glaucoma diagnosis & Chapter References

Chapter 2. Epidemiology of glaucoma

    Section 2-A. Introduction

    Section 2-B. The epidemiology of primary open-angle glaucoma

    Section 2-C. The epidemiology of primary angle closure glaucoma & Chapter References

Chapter 3. The glaucoma eye

    Section 3-A. Normal ocular anatomy

    Section 3-B. Aqueous fluid production and drainage angle

    Section 3-C. Optic nerve damage in glaucoma & Chapter References

Chapter 4. Types of glaucoma

    Section 4-A. Introduction to types of glaucoma

    Section 4-B . The glaucoma suspect

    Section 4-C. Open-angle glaucoma

    Section 4-D. Angle closure glaucoma

    Section 4-E. Childhood glaucoma & Chapter References

Chapter 5. Glaucoma Risk factors

    Section 5-A. For primary open-angle glaucoma

    Section 5-B. For primary angle closure glaucoma

    Section 5-C. For childhood glaucoma & Chapter References

Chapter 6. The glaucoma eye examination and diagnosis

    Section 6-A. What to expect

    Section 6-B. Intraocular pressure and corneal pachymetry

    Section 6-C. The drainage angle

    Section 6-D. Peripheral vision (visual field testing)

    Section 6-E. Optic nerve exam & Chapter References

Chapter 7. Medical treatment of glaucoma

    Section 7-A. Aqueous Production and Outflow

    Section 7-B. Topical Glaucoma Medications

    Section 7-C. Glaucoma Medication Classes

    Section 7-C (1). Prostaglandin Analogs

    Section 7-C (2). Beta-blockers

    Section 7-C (3). Alpha-Adrenergic Agonists

    Section 7-C (4). Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors (CAIs)

    Section 7-C (5). Cholinergic Agents

    Section 7-D. Using Glaucoma Medications & Chapter References

Chapter 8. Surgical treatment of glaucoma

    Section 8-A. Glaucoma Laser treatment

    Section 8-A (1). Laser Trabeculoplasty

    Section 8-A (2). Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)

    Section 8-A (3). Laser Iridoplasty

    Section 8-B. Trabeculectomy: a filtering procedure

    Section 8-C. Glaucoma Drainage Devices (Glaucoma Tube or Seton Implant)

    Section 8-D. Ciliary body ablation (cycloablation) & Chapter References

Chapter 9. Glaucoma emergency: Acute angle closure glaucoma

    Section 9-A. Introduction to acute angle closure glaucoma

    Section 9-B. Risk Factors for acute angle closure glaucoma

    Section 9-C. Diagnosis of acute angle closure glaucoma

    Section 9-D. Treatment of acute angle closure glaucoma

    Section 9-E. Prevention & Chapter References

Chapter 10. Childhood (pediatric, congenital) glaucoma

    Section 10-A. Types of Pediatric Glaucoma

    Section 10-B. Diagnosis of congenital glaucoma

    Section 10-C. Treatment of congenital glaucoma

    Section 10-D. Importance of team approach in pediatric glaucoma

    Section 10-E. Chapter References

Chapter 11. TheGenetics of Glaucoma

    Section 11-A. The Genetic Basis of Glaucoma

    Section 11-B. Research Methods for Studying Glaucoma Genetics

    Section 11-B(1). Candidate Gene Approach to Glaucoma

    Section 11-B(2). Positional Cloning Approach to Glaucoma (Linkage Analysis)

    Section 11-C. The Genetics of Specific Types of Glaucoma

    Section 11-C(1). Juvenile Open Angle Glaucoma

    Section 11-C(2). Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

    Section 11-C(3). Normal Tension Glaucoma

    Section 11-C(4). Primary Congenital Glaucoma

    Section 11-D. Genetic Testing for Glaucoma

    Section 11-E. The Benefits of Studying Glaucoma Genetics

    Section 11-F. Chapter References

Chapter 12. Living with glaucoma

    Section 12-A. Using glaucoma medications regularly

    Section 12-B. Adherence to glaucoma medication

    Section 12-C. Low vision aids

    Section 12-D. Minimizing the impact of glaucoma on lifestyle

    Section 12-E. Glaucoma societies and organizations

    Section 12-F. Chapter References

    updated 03-05-2007


Anonymous Keith A said...

As a recently diagnosed glaucoma patient, I have found this book to be invaluable. I have a much clearer understanding of the issues of glaucoma and possible changes to my sight. It has helped me in working with my eye doctor.

I highly recommend this book to any glaucoma patients and their families.

Many thanks to the authors for both the print and free online editions.

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