Glaucoma: A Patient's Guide to the Disease, Fourth Edition
Primary or chronic open angle glaucoma is a painless condition usually associated with high pressure in the eye. It affects approximately four per cent of all people over the age of fifty. Untreated, glaucoma is a major cause of blindness worldwide.
Glaucoma: A Patient's Guide to the Disease offers essential information about glaucoma and its treatment, presented in a simple question and answer format to allow patients to participate actively in the decision-making process along the road to successful maintenance of their vision. The fourth edition has been updated with the latest medical and surgical advancements in diagnosing and treating the disease, including information on new imaging techniques.
Graham E. Trope provides the answers to dozens of commonly asked questions in sections headed 'All About Glaucoma,' 'Tests for Glaucoma,' and 'All About Treatment.' Also included are discussions of possible complications, detailed illustrations, and a listing of glaucoma societies in Canada, the United States, and United Kingdom. This valuable guide is an essential reference not only for patients but for all health-care professionals, including general practitioners and optometrists.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 152 pages
- Illustrations: 8
- Dimensions: 4.8in x 0.4in x 7.5in
Reviews'This is a thoughtfully written, helpful booklet, which can be recommended to patients, especially when they are diagnosed with glaucoma, and to anyone who has to answer patients' questions about glaucoma.'
David J. Addison, MB, FRCSC
'This informative booklet answers an exhaustive list of questions on glaucoma and is valuable to patients newly diagnosed with [the disease], to those living with this chronic condition, and to the families of patients with glaucoma. I recommend it to patients.'
Cathy MacLean, MD, Canadian Family Physician
Author InformationGraham E. Trope is Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, and Director of the Glaucoma Unit at the University Health Network of Toronto.
Table of contents
I. All About Glaucoma
II. Tests for Glaucoma
III. All About Treatment
IV. Glaucoma Societies
Other reading materials
Glossary of Glaucoma terms
Subjects and Courses