Provides a comprehensive discussion of glaucoma, including epidemiology and the social and economic impacts of the disease; hereditary and genetic factors; intraocular pressure and aqueous humor dynamics; and clinical evaluation and surgical therapy. The various classes of medical therapy for glaucoma are described in terms of efficacy, mechanism of action and safety. Contains numerous images illustrating disease entities and surgical techniques.
Upon completion of Section 10, readers should be able to:
• Identify the epidemiologic features of glaucoma, including the social and economic impacts of the disease
• Describe the clinical evaluation of the glaucoma patient, including history and general examination, gonioscopy, optic nerve examination, and visual field
• Describe the clinical features, evaluation, and treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma
• List the various clinical features of and therapeutic approaches for the primary and secondary open-angle glaucomas
Last major revision: 2012–2013
Section chair: George A. Cioffi, MD