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Optic Nerve, Retina, and Choroid Glaucoma is characterized by progressive atrophy of the optic nerve head secondary to the loss of optic nerve fiber. Because it is this pathologic alteration…

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Filtering Surgery The incisional operation most frequently used for chronic forms of glaucoma, especially in adults, is commonly referred to as a filtering procedure. Although several variations for this surgical…

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Medical and Surgical Treatments for Childhood Glaucomas The successful treatment of childhood glaucoma presents many challenges, with control of intraocular pressure (IOP) as the first but not the only priority….

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Childhood Glaucomas: Clinical Presentation Childhood glaucomas constitute a heterogenous group of disorders affecting the pediatric age-group. The previous chapter (Chapter 13) considered the general classification of these diseases, and provided…

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Assessment of Visual Fields Advances in the technology of visual field testing have changed our clinical perception of normal and abnormal fields of vision. For example, the two-dimensional presentation of…

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Exfoliation Syndrome and Exfoliative Glaucoma Exfoliation syndrome is the most common identifiable cause of open-angle glaucoma worldwide (1). It is a systemic disorder with important eye manifestations, including development of…

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Glaucomas after Ocular Surgery Many diverse forms of glaucomas occur as complications of various ocular surgical procedures, including glaucoma surgery, cataract extraction and related procedures, corneal transplantation, and vitreoretinal surgery….

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Glaucoma Drainage-Device Surgery In an attempt to maintain patency of a drainage fistula in glaucoma filtering operations, a wide variety of foreign materials have been implanted in the eye, extending…

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Glaucomas Associated with Disorders of the Corneal Endothelium In the clinical setting of glaucoma and disorders of the cornea, it is helpful to consider two categories of conditions. In the…

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Surgical Approaches for Coexisting Glaucoma and Cataract In the management of a patient with a visually significant cataract and coexisting glaucoma, there are three basic surgical approaches: (a) cataract extraction…

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