2014-2015 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC): Section by American Academy of Ophthalmology, George A. Cioffi MD

By American Academy of Ophthalmology, George A. Cioffi MD

Presents a entire dialogue of glaucoma, together with epidemiology and the social and fiscal affects of the illness; hereditary and genetic components; intraocular strain and aqueous humor dynamics; and medical evaluate and surgical remedy. some of the sessions of scientific treatment for glaucoma are defined by way of efficacy, mechanism of motion and defense. includes quite a few photographs illustrating sickness entities and surgical techniques.

Upon of completion of part 10, readers will be capable to:

Identify the epidemiologic positive aspects of glaucoma, together with the social and financial affects of the disease
Describe the medical review of the glaucoma sufferer, together with background and basic exam, gonioscopy, optic nerve exam, and visible field
Describe the scientific positive aspects, evaluate, and therapy of fundamental open-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma
List some of the scientific positive factors of and healing ways for the first and secondary open-angle glaucomas

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It is increased by cycloplegia, adrenergic agents, prostaglandin analogues, and certain complications of surgery (eg, cyclodialysis) and is decreased by miotics. Brubaker RF. Measurement of uveoscleral outflow in humans. J Glaucoma. 2001;10(5 Suppl 1): S45-S48. Tonography Tonography is a method used to measure the facility of aqueous outflow. The clinician can take the measurement by using a Schi0tz tonometer of known weight. The tonometer is placed on the cornea, acutely elevating the IOP. The rate at which the pressure declines with time is related to the ease with which the aqueous leaves the eye.

A, Proper width and position. Enlargement depicts excursions of semicircles caused by ocular pulsations. B, Semicircles are too wide. C, Improper vertical and horizontal alignment. (Reproduced with permission from Shields MB Figure 2-5 A Textbook of Glaucoma. 3rd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1992) B C lens gives falsely low values. Alterations in scleral rigidity may compromise the accuracy of measurements; for example, applanation readings that follow scleral buckling procedures may be inaccurately low.

D, Narrow angle. Gonioscopy with a Zeiss lens with indentation shows peripheral anterior synechiae in the posterior trabecular meshwork. Pigment deposits on the Schwalbe line can also be seen . This is the same angle as shown in part C. (Courtesy of Elizabeth A. ) may appear as either fine tufts around the pupillary margin or a fine network of vessels on the surface of the iris. Visualization of neovascular tufts with biomicroscopy may require increased magnification. The clinician should also examine the iris for evidence of trauma, such as sphincter tears or iridodonesis.

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