Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions
Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional glaucoma references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for common clinical dilemmas? Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between glaucoma specialists.
Dr. Dale K. Heuer, and associate editors Dr. Steven J. Gedde and Dr. Richard Lewis, have designed this unique reference 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.
Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions 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.
Some of the questions that are answered:
• Which imagining device should I use in my practice?
• How should I set a target intraocular pressure?
• What is “maximum medical therapy” for glaucoma now?
• Which glaucoma medications may be used safely during pregnancy? In children?
• Is selective laser trabeculoplasty better than argon or diode laser trabeculoplasty?
• Which of the new incisional surgical alternatives to trabeculectomy should I consider for my patients? In what clinical settings should I consider them?
• In which patients with glaucoma and cataract should I perform a combined
procedure? Cataract surgery alone? Trabeculectomy first?
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How Frequently Does Blindness Develop Among Patients With Primary OpenAngle Glaucoma? With Ocular Hypertension?
Does Reducing Intraocular Pressure Really Prevent Development And Progression of Glaucoma?
What Are the Most Frequent Causes of GlaucomaRelated Medical Malpractice Suits? What Can I Do to Minimize My Risk?
How Should I Clinically Examine the Optic Nerve?
Which Imaging Device Should I Use in My Practice?
Is There Still a Role for Stereo Disc Photography in the Diagnosis and Management of Glaucoma?
What Visual Field Tests Should I Use in My Glaucoma Suspects? In My Patients With Manifest Glaucoma?
Is a Unilateral Trial Useful When Starting Treatment With a Glaucoma Medication?
Which Glaucoma Medications Should Be Used as Initial Therapy?
What Is Maximum Medical Therapy in Glaucoma Management?
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 Should I Treat the Glaucoma Patient With Topical Drug Allergies?
How Can I Improve Patient Adherence?
What Is the Best Method for Detecting Glaucoma Development? Glaucoma 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 Is 24Hour Intraocular Pressure Assessed? Is It Important in Glaucoma Management or Risk Assessment?
Should I Measure Central Corneal Thickness in All Glaucoma Patients? All Glaucoma Suspects?
How Frequently Should I Perform FollowUp Examinations Gonioscopy Visual Field Testing and Optic Nerve Evaluation in Glaucoma Patients?
In Which Patients With Glaucoma Should I Perform Neuroimaging Cardiovascular Evaluation andor Laboratory Testing?
When Should I Suspect Nonpupillary Block Secondary AngleClosure? What Are the Causes?
What Systemic Diseases Can Be Associated With Glaucoma?
Which Patients With Ocular Hypertension Should I Treat?
How Should I Set a Target Intraocular Pressure?
How Should I Begin Treatment for a Newly Diagnosed Primary OpenAngle Glaucoma Patient?
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 Ot...
How Frequent is CorticosteroidInduced Glaucoma? How Should I Manage It?
What Methods Are Available to Break an Acute Attack of AngleClosure Glaucoma?
How Should I Manage Neovascular Glaucoma?
How Should I Treat Elevated Intraocular Pressure With or Without Glaucoma Damage Associated With Uveitis?
What Treatment Options Are Available for a Blind Painful Eye?
LASER AND INCISIONAL GLAUCOMA SURGERY
When Should I Perform Laser Trabeculoplasty in My Patients With OpenAngle Glaucoma?
When Should I Perform a Prophylactic Laser Iridotomy?
When Is Laser Iridoplasty Used?
When Is Incisional Glaucoma Surgery Indicated?
What Can I Do to Reduce the Risks of Complications and Failure After Trabeculectomy?
What Can I Do After Trabeculectomy to Improve Its Success Rate?
How Do I Manage Chronic Hypotony Maculopathy? How Soon Should I Intervene?
What Are Causes of Anterior Chamber Shallowing After Trabeculectomy?
How Should I Manage a LateOnset Bleb Leak?
What Factors Increase the Risk of BlebRelated Infection? How Should I Treat Blebitis and BlebRelated Endophthalmitis If It Develops?
In Which Patients With Glaucoma and Cataracts Should I Perform a Combined Procedure? Cataract Surgery Alone? Trabeculectomy First?
What Are the Indications for Placement of an Aqueous Shunt?
What Is the Best Surgical Approach for Managing Uncontrolled Glaucoma in a Patient Who Had Previous Cataract Extraction or Failed Filtering Sur...
Is There a Role for Nonpenetrating Glaucoma Surgery?
What Other New Surgical Techniques Are Available for Glaucoma?
In Which Glaucoma Patients Should I Consider Cyclodestruction?
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