Chapter

Glaucoma

Julie Huntbach and Amar Alwitry

in Training in Ophthalmology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199237593
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753244 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199237593.003.0007

Series: Oxford Speciality Training

Glaucoma

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The chapter begins by discussing optic nerve head anatomy and aqueous fluid dynamics, before covering the key clinical skills, namely optic nerve head assessment in glaucoma, tonometry and pachymetry , gonioscopy, and perimetry. It also covers the key areas of clinical knowledge, including ocular hypertension, primary open-angle glaucoma, acute angle closure, normal-tension glaucoma, steroid-induced glaucoma, traumatic glaucoma, inflammatory glaucomas, pseudoexfoliative and pigmentary glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, malignant glaucoma, iridocorneal endothelial syndrome and iridocorneal dysgenesis, ocular hypotensive agents, laser therapy for glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. The chapter concludes with three case-based discussions, on open-angle glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma, and steroid glaucoma.

Chapter.  21894 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ophthalmology

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