This book provides an overview on new insights in glaucoma, the latest technological developments, scientific achievements, and novel research leading to new paradigms in glaucoma diagnosis. Readers will discover a broad picture starting from theoretical perspectives in diagnostic criteria followed by practical examination and clinical interpretations while highlighting potential pitfalls and limitations in analysis. Non-invasive, modern technologies allowing visualization and quantification of various parts of the human eye are fast evolving and improving interpretation of modern diagnostic possibilities are essential to fill the gap between sophisticated equipment, complex clinical data, and the need for precision-medicine based interpretation. Issues such as the importance of intraocular, intracranial, and ocular perfusion pressures (IOP, ICP, OPP) in the pathogenesis of glaucoma; and imaging modalities for examination of the optic nerve head, retinal fiber layer, and visual field assessment in glaucoma are explored in these chapters.
The problem-based learning approach presented herein offers a succinct go-to-guide to read and discover answers.
• Broadens understanding of glaucoma diagnostics and interpretation
• Deals with the latest non-invasive imaging technologies
• Offers practical recommendations for everyday clinical practice
• Professor Ingrida Januleviciene (IJ) is professor in the Eye Clinic of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Head of Outpatient department and consulting ophthalmologist. IJ is Dean of International Relations and Study center; President of Lithuanian Glaucoma Society; Executive Board member of European Glaucoma Society; Member of World Health Organization Ophthalmology Topic Advisory Group contributing to the revision of the International Classification of Diseases 11th edition; Board member of European Ophthalmological Society; Member of Educational Committe of World Glaucoma Association. Scientific expertise is focused on ocular blood flow, structural and functional changes and new biomarkers of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. Current research is focused on biomarkers of progression in patients with glaucoma, including intraocular pressure, ocular blood flow and intracranial pressure. Achievements have been recognized in over 150 peer-reviewed journal publications, books and meeting presentations.
• Professor Alon Harris (AH) academic specialities include but are not limited to improving glaucoma risk factor assessment, developing modalities for imaging biomarkers of structural and functional disease progression, ocular blood flow and metabolism assessment, understanding differences in branded and generic medications, and population based studies. AH is head of a world-leading center for the study of ocular blood flow and metabolism. His laboratories are involved in clinical trials in multiple countries where he serves as principal investigator and regulatory head for several diverse localities. AH also provides consulting and guidance on academic and medical industry initiatives, FDA and clinical trial regulation and compliance, biotech consultation, start-up considerations, and industry board representation. AH is recipient of the: Research to Prevent Blindness William and Mary Greve International Research Scholar Award; Letzter Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology; Glenn W. Irwin Jr. MD. Experience Excellence Recognition Award Recipient; Edmund Benjamin Spaeth Oration Award for Outstanding Clinical Research; and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. AH is author of more than 320 peer-reviewed journal articles, 19 books and 40 book chapters.