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Clinical Pathways in Glaucoma by Thom J. Zimmerman, Karanjit S. Kooner

By Thom J. Zimmerman, Karanjit S. Kooner

With the objective of simplifying the prognosis and therapy method, Drs. Zimmerman and Kooner introduce scientific Pathways in Glaucoma.

This new decision-making consultant bargains 22 chapters on themes starting from formative years and neovascular glaucoma to drug-induced glaucoma and administration of glaucoma in being pregnant. every one bankruptcy is constantly specified by an identical prepared structure: Definition, Epidemiology and significance, analysis and Differential analysis, therapy and administration, and destiny issues. underneath every one heading, a chain of questions are posed, every one by means of a solution and rationalization, making it effortless to fast pinpoint the knowledge you're looking for. observed by means of step by step algorithms, cross-references, and dozens of drawings, charts and tables, medical Pathways in Glaucoma is a whole reference for experts in any respect degrees.

This useful, clinically orientated textual content is designed for daily use by way of ophthalmologists, glaucoma experts, and citizens. for simple- to-use, finished info on state-of-the-art tough instances, scientific Pathways in Glaucoma is perfect.

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112,113 Hiller and associates114 used data from the Framingham Eye Study and Framingham Heart Study to see if raised IOP or a history of treatment for glaucoma is associated with decreased survival. They divided patients into three groups: low pressure (<20 mm Hg), medium pressure (20–25 mm Hg), and high pressure (> 25 mm Hg). 04. 56. The data suggested that high IOP or presence of glaucoma is a marker for decreased life expectancy. Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis What Are the Presenting Symptoms of POAG?

Patients with POAG and individuals exhibiting exaggerated IOP response to steroids both show increased prevalence of diabetes mellitus and positive glucose tolerance test. It is important to remember that both glaucoma and diabetes mellitus lead to blindness if undetected and untreated early on. Other common associated features of diabetes mellitus and POAG are hereditary components, tendency to produce eye damage over time, an asymptomatic nature, and the possibility of early detection. 001). Some of the high myopia-related factors implicated in the development of glaucoma are a structurally weak optic nerve in myopia, impaired aqueous outflow, choroidal vascular changes, strong familial tendency, and angle malformation.

0%). 0%). 0% thought they would be able to feel elevated IOP. 0%). 0%). 0%). There was little correlation between knowledge of glaucoma and a person’s education, profession, and income. Does Glaucoma Reduce Life Expectancy of Patients? 112,113 Hiller and associates114 used data from the Framingham Eye Study and Framingham Heart Study to see if raised IOP or a history of treatment for glaucoma is associated with decreased survival. They divided patients into three groups: low pressure (<20 mm Hg), medium pressure (20–25 mm Hg), and high pressure (> 25 mm Hg).

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