"Glaucoma Identification and Co-management" aims to provide the background knowledge needed by optometrists embarking on co-management/shared-care of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) and to reinforce the knowledge of those already involved in co-management/shared-care practice. While the majority of readers will be registered optometrists, the book will also serve as a valuable reference work for students of optometry. Co-management/shared care schemes require a combination of skills from several disciplines - notably ophthalmology and optometry, and both professions are represented among the contributors. We have contributions from pharmacists too, who also have a key role to play in the management of patients suffering from glaucoma. Epidemiology, gonioscopy, co-management schemes and a pharmacological as well as clinical approach to the medical treatment of glaucoma are covered in this book.
Epidemiology of primary open angle glaucoma The production and drainage of aqueous humour Histopathology and pathogenesis of glaucomatous optic neuropathy Evaluation of the anterior chamber angle Interpretation of visual field measures from automated and semi-automated perimeters Visual function in glaucoma Diagnosis of the glaucomas 1: visual field changes Diagnosis of the glaucomas 2: intraocular pressure Diagnosis of glaucoma through examination of the optic nerve head Medical management of the glaucomas 1: pharmacological principles Medical management of the glaucomas 2: Laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma Glaucoma shared care schemes