Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions, Second Edition

Steven J Gedde, MD

  • $99.95
  • ISBN 10 1617116394
  • ISBN 13 978-1617116391
  • 264 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2015
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Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions has been updated into a Second Edition!

The Second Edition contains new questions and is completely updated!

Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma, Second Edition contains new questions and brief, practical, evidence-based answers to the most frequently asked questions that are posed during a “curbside consultation” between surgical colleagues.

Dr. Steven J. Gedde and associate editors Dr. Joseph F. Panarelli, Dr. Dale K. Heuer, and Dr. Richard A. Lewis have assembled the top glaucoma consultants from the United States and abroad to offer expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with glaucoma in this updated reference. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to glaucoma in the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and illustrate surgical pearls.

Some of the questions that are answered inside the Second Edition include:
- What imaging technology is best for diagnosing glaucoma? For detecting progression?
- What new methods are available to measure intraocular pressure? Are any devices available for continuous monitoring of intraocular pressure?
- Do anti-VEGF agents produce intraocular pressure elevation?
- How should I set a target intraocular pressure?
- How should I manage a patient who is progressing at low levels of intraocular pressure?
- Does cataract extraction produce significant and sustained intraocular pressure reduction? When should I perform a combined procedure versus cataract surgery alone?
- What are MIGS? When should I use them?

Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions, Second Edition 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, casual format and the expert advice contained within.

About the Editor
About the Associate Editors
Contributing Authors

Section I General Principles
Question 1 How Frequently Does Blindness Develop Among Patients With Primary
Open-­Angle Glaucoma? With Ocular Hypertension?
Philip P. Chen, MD
Question 2 Does Reducing Intraocular Pressure Really Prevent the Development
and Progression of Glaucoma?
Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH
Question 3 Are Vascular Factors Involved in the Pathogenesis of Glaucoma?
Douglas R. Anderson, MD, FARVO
Question 4 What Are the Most Frequent Causes of Glaucoma-­Related Medical Malpractice Suits? What Can I Do to Minimize My Risk?
E. Randy Craven, MD, FACS
Question 5 How Does Glaucoma Affect Quality of Life? Why Does It Matter?
Pradeep Ramulu, MD, PhD, MHS

Section II Glaucoma Diagnosis
Question 6 How Should I Clinically Examine the Optic Nerve?
Felipe A. Medeiros, MD, PhD
Question 7 What Imaging Technology Is Best for Diagnosing Glaucoma?
For Detecting Progression?
Christopher Leung, MD, MSc, BMedSc, MB, ChB
Question 8 What Visual Field Tests Should I Use? How Should I Judge Progression?
Angelo P. Tanna, MD and Adam C. Breunig, MD
Question 9 What Are the Implications of Disc Hemorrhages in Glaucoma Patients
or Suspects?
Jody R. Piltz-­Seymour, MD
Question 10 How Should I Follow Patients With Anomalous Optic Discs, Such as Those With
Optic Nerve Drusen, Tilted Discs, Myopic Discs, and Discs With Pits?
Jane Loman, MD and Joseph Caprioli, MD
Question 11 How Frequently Should I Perform Follow-­up Examinations, Gonioscopy,
Visual Field Testing, and Optic Nerve Evaluation in Patients With Glaucoma?
Dana M. Blumberg, MD, MPH; Paul P. Lee, MD, JD; and Reena S. Vaswani, MD
Question 12 Should I Mea­sure Central Corneal Thickness in All Patients With Glaucoma?
All Glaucoma Suspects?
James D. Brandt, MD
Question 13 What New Methods Are Available to Mea­sure Intraocular Pressure?
Are Any Devices Available for Continuous Monitoring of Intraocular Pressure?
Arthur J. Sit, MD, SM
Question 14 When Is Imaging of the Anterior Segment Useful?
Michael Banitt, MD and Anne Ko, MD
Question 15 In Which Patients With Glaucoma Should I Perform Neuroimaging,
Cardiovascular Evaluation, and/or Laboratory Testing?
David S. Greenfield, MD
Question 16 Is Ge­ne­tic Testing Useful in Screening in Glaucoma?
John H. Fingert, MD, PhD
Question 17 How Is Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Related to Glaucoma?
David Fleischman, MD, MS and R. Rand Allingham, MD
Question 18 Do Anti–­Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Injections Cause Intraocular
Pressure Elevation?
John T. Lind, MD, MS and Andrew J. Barkmeier, MD
Question 19 What Is the Best Way to Classify Angle Closure Glaucomas?
Anna K. Junk, MD

Section III General Management
Question 20 Which Patients With Ocular Hypertension Should I Treat?
Husam Ansari, MD, PhD and Richard K. Parrish II, MD
Question 21 How Should I Set a Target Intraocular Pressure?
Gregg A. Heatley, MD
Question 22 How Should I Begin Treatment for a Patient With Newly Diagnosed
Primary Open-­Angle Glaucoma?
Annisa L. Jamil, MD and Richard P. Mills, MD, MPH
Question 23 How Should I Manage a Patient Who Is Progressing at Low Levels
of Intraocular Pressure?
Ta Chen Peter Chang, MD
Question 24 Are There Special Issues of Which I Should Be Aware Regarding Pigment
Dispersion Syndrome or Pigmentary Glaucoma?
Celso Tello, MD; Sung Chul Park, MD; and Robert Ritch, MD
Question 25 Does Exfoliation Syndrome Increase the Risk of Developing Glaucoma?
Are Patients With Exfoliation Glaucoma More Likely to Progress?
What Other Issues Do These Patients Have?
Robert Ritch, MD
Question 26 How Frequent Is Corticosteroid-­Induced Glaucoma? How Should I Manage It?
Davinder S. Grover, MD, MPH and Alan L. Robin, MD
Question 27 What Methods Are Available to Break an Acute Attack of Angle
Closure Glaucoma?
Darrell WuDunn, MD, PhD
Question 28 How Should I Manage Neovascular Glaucoma?
Hylton R. Mayer, MD and James C. Tsai, MD, MBA
Question 29 How Should I Treat Elevated Intraocular Pressure (With or Without
Glaucoma Damage) Associated With Uveitis?
David L. Cute, DO and Francisco Fantes, MD
Question 30 How Should Children With Congenital Glaucoma Be Followed?
Wendy W. Huang, MD

Section IV Medical Therapy
Question 31 Are Any New Medications in Development? Are Any Neuroprotective
Agents Currently Available for Treating Glaucoma?
Sarah R. Wellik, MD
Question 32 Which Glaucoma Medications Can Be Safely Used During Pregnancy?
In Childhood?
Bhavna P. Sheth, MD, MBA
Question 33 Is There Still a Role for Miotics in Some Patients? Oral Carbonic
Anhydrase Inhibitors?
Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD
Question 34 How Can I Improve Patient Adherence?
Silvia Orengo-­Nania, MD

Section V Laser and Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
Question 35 Is Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty a Repeatable Procedure? When Should I Use It?
Brian A. Francis, MD, MS
Question 36 When Should I Perform a Prophylactic Laser Iridotomy?
Martin Wand, MD
Question 37 When Is Laser Iridoplasty Used?
Alon Skaat, MD and Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD
Question 38 When Should I Perform Incisional Glaucoma Surgery? Which Procedure
Should I Choose?
Joseph F. Panarelli, MD
Question 39 Are Anti–­Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents Useful Adjuncts
to Glaucoma Filtering Surgery?
Rashmi G. Mathew, FRCOphth and Keith Barton, MD, FRCP, FRCS
Question 40 What Are Surgical Pearls for Performing Trabeculectomy?
Ronald L. Fellman, MD and Davinder S. Grover, MD, MPH
Question 41 What Are Pearls for the Postoperative Management of Trabeculectomy
and Its Associated Complications?
Ahmad A. Aref, MD
Question 42 What Are Surgical Pearls for Performing Aqueous Shunt Implantation?
Steven J. Gedde, MD
Question 43 What Are Pearls for Postoperative Management of Aqueous Shunt Implantation
and Its Associated Complications?
Joseph F. Panarelli, MD and Paul A. Sidoti, MD
Question 44 Which Aqueous Shunt Should I Use?
Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH
Question 45 Does Cataract Extraction Produce a Significant and Sustained Intraocular
Pressure Reduction? When Should I Perform a Combined Procedure vs
Cataract Extraction Alone?
Igor Estrovich, MD and Steven L. Mansberger, MD, MPH
Question 46 Is Cataract Surgery a Useful Treatment for Angle Closure Glaucoma?
Dennis Lam, MD, FRCOphth; Vineet Ratra, DNB, FRCS(Ed); and Enne Liang, PhD
Question 47 Does the Presence of Glaucoma Influence Your Choice of Intraocular
Lens Implant?
Joshua C. Teichman, MD, MPH, FRCSC and Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC
Question 48 In Which Glaucoma Patients Should I Consider Cyclodestruction?
Malik Y. Kahook, MD; Jeffrey R. SooHoo, MD; and Leonard K. Seibold, MD
Question 49 What Are MIGS? When Should I Use Them?
Hady Saheb, MD and Dima Kalache, MD, CM

Financial Disclosures

Steven J. Gedde, MD is Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice Chairman of Education at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr Gedde completed his residency training in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident. His clinical glaucoma fellowship was done at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Gedde has lectured nationally and internationally. He has authored or coauthored more than 250 articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He serves on the Editorial Boards for Ophthalmology, Journal of Academic Ophthalmology, EyeNet, Ocular Surgery News, Ophthalmology Management, and EyeWorld. Dr. Gedde has been listed among Best Doctors in America since 2005, and he received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 2006 and Se­nior Achievement Award in 2012. He has served as the Residency Program Director at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute since 1999, and he was selected as the Excellence in Health Care Educator of the Year in 2009. Dr. Gedde is also a study chairman for the Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (TVT) Study and Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (PTVT) Study, multicenter randomized clinical trials comparing tube shunt surgery with trabeculectomy.

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