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TitlePathogenesis and Risk Factors of Glaucoma [electronic resource] / edited by Eugen Gramer, Franz Grehn
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1999
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-60203-0
Descript XII, 245p. 93 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

During a closed international glaucoma symposium in Friedrichsruhe, Germany, the most current scientific results on the pathogenesis and risk factors of glaucoma were discussed. The progress which has been made in glaucoma detection and treatment of new insights into the pathomechanisms of the glaucomas are summarized in this symposium volume in 25 contributions. This book, which includes topics such as compliance, medical therapy, wound healing, genetic risk factors, disk damage in relation to visual field loss, disk hemorrhages, intraocular pressure, low blood pressure, retinal ischemia, and treatment of causal factors in glaucoma, will appeal to ophthalmologists and particularly to glaucoma specialists


CONTENT

1. Ophthalmologyโ{128}{153}s Contributions to Clinical Research and Glaucoma โ{128}{148} Study Designs Utilized in Journal Publications During the Last Decade -- 2. Glaucoma โ{128}{148} The Metamorphosis of the Content of a Term During the Course of Time -- 3. Lack of Knowledge About Glaucoma: A Possible Risk Factor for Blindness from the Disease -- 4. Compliance with Medical Therapy in Chronic Glaucoma -- 5. Mechanisms of Glaucoma Development in Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome -- 6. Wound Healing and Scarring of the Developing Filtering Bleb โ{128}{148} A Major Challenge in Glaucoma Surgery -- 7. Neurotransmitter Receptors as Potential Targets of Glaucoma Pathogens -- 8. Genetic Risk Factors for Glaucoma -- 9. Molecular Genetics of Glaucoma -- 10. The TIGR Gene: Prospects for Understanding Glaucoma Mechanisms and Environmental/Genetic Interactions -- 11. Gene Therapy for Glaucoma: Anterior and Posterior Segments Targets, Delivery Systems, Constraints -- 12. Morphology of the Trabecular Meshwork -- 13. Contractility of the Trabecular Meshwork: A Target for Treatment of Glaucoma? -- 14. The Actin Cytoskeleton and Aqueous Outflow -- 15. Glaucoma Screening: A Vehicle for Continuing Medical Education -- 16. Disc Damage as a Prognostic and Therapeutic Consideration in the Management of Patients with Glaucoma -- 17. Disc Hemorrhage as a Risk Factor for Progression of Normal-Tension Glaucoma -- 18. What is the Potential for Optic Disc Imaging in the Management of POAG? -- 19. Early Detection of Paracentral Defects: Implications for Neuroprotection in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma -- 20. A New Unification Hypothesis of the Pathogenesis of Glaucomas Based on Clinical Studies on Disc Appearance in Relation to the Stage of Visual Field Loss in Different Types of Glaucoma -- 21. The Intraocular Pressure as a Continuous Risk Factor for Glaucoma -- 22. Target Pressures in Glaucoma -- 23. Relationship Between Transient or Permanent Low Blood Pressure and Glaucoma -- 24. Retinal Ischemia as a Risk Factor for Secondary Glaucoma and Its Clinical Consequences -- 25. Specific Treatment of Causal Factors in Glaucoma


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