Open Access Medical Books



Edited by Shimon Rumelt .

Open Access .
518 pages . 

Glaucoma specialty progressed enormously in the last two decades We are evident to better understanding the genetics and pathogenesis of different types of glaucomas that will enable us to develop novel approaches for treatment, new imaging techniques such as anterior segment optical coherence tomography, Heidelberg Retinal Tomography and scanning laser polarimetry. In addition, application of new devices such as the ExPress shunt, iStent and Solx Gold shunt and new procedures such as canaloplasty and deep sclerostomy to minimize postoperative complications of the traditional trabeculectomy without compromising the success of the procedure have been developed.
This book arranged discusses first the basic aspects of glaucomas, including the final offenders, the retinal ganglion cells and many other topics and clinical aspects including evaluation and management of glaucoma and the different types of glaucomas, their features, evaluation, differential diagnosis and specific approaches for management. The book covers some but not all the topics in the field. It is a product of a balance between expedited publishing process and encompassing the entire field.
The book is intended for the general ophthalmologists, glaucoma specialists, and researchers in the field, residents and fellows. It covers both basic and clinical concepts of glaucoma and each author incorporated his/ hers on perspectives on each topic adding his/ hers won theories, future trends and research. Therefore, the book should enable researches and clinicians to adopt new ideas for further basic and clinical research and implementation of the approaches for treating glaucomas.
The book is a result of multi-national glaucoma specialists from around the globe with a common characteristic of taking care of patients. Some of the authors are engaged for many years with this field, some are just at their beginning. Some authors are researches, other clinicians. Some are world leaders, others will be. I hope that the readers will be of wide verity as our authors.
The book is accessed online to allow a free access to as many readers worldwide as possible and is also available on print for those who do not have online access or are interested in having their own hard copy. This will definitely contribute to the distribution of the knowledge on glaucoma between researchers and clinicians.
The book is a welcome addition to the previous books on the subject published by InTech: “The mystery of glaucoma” edited by Tomaš Kubena, “Glaucoma – current clinical and research aspects” by Pinakin Gunvant and “Gaucoma – basic and clinical concepts” by Shimon Rumelt. It expands and updates previous topics and adds new ones.

I would like to acknowledge each and every one of the contributors for their excellent work on each chapter. Each one of them devoted time and efforts to write a chapter and to contribute to the success of this book and for the advancement of glaucoma. I thank Ms. Iva Simcic and Ana Pantar, the book Publishing Process Managers for their tremendous efforts to publish an excellent book and her endless support, to Ms. Ana Nikolic, the Head of Editorial Consultants for her useful assistance and for both for choosing me to be the editor of the book. Many thanks to the technical editors for their arranging the book in a uniform format and for the publisher InTech, that without its initiative, this book would have never been published. Lastly, to my family, teachers and students from whom I studied throughout the years.
I hope that this book will be part of a series of books in all the different specialties within ophthalmology. I wish you, the reader an enjoyable journey throughout glaucoma, one of the most interesting and challenging specialties in medicine in general and, in ophthalmology, in particular.
The book is a product of global cooperation for the benefit of physicians and patients all over the world and I hope that it will serve as an example for others to follow.

Shimon Rumelt, MD, MPA
Department of Ophthalmology,
Western Galilee – Nahariya Medical Center,
Nahariya, Israel


Section 1 Basic Aspects .

 1 Anatomy of Ciliary Body, Ciliary Processes, Anterior Chamber Angle and Collector Vessels 3 Adriana Silva Borges- Giampani and Jair Giampani Junior

 2 Experimental Glaucoma After Oxidative Stress and Modulation of the Consequent Apoptotic Events in a Rat Model 15 Nicola Calandrella, Simona Giorgini and Gianfranco Risuleo

 3 NGenetics and Environmental Stress Factor Contributions to Anterior Segment Malformations and Glaucoma 27 Yoko A. Ito and Michael A. Walter

 4 Emerging Concept of Genetic and Epigenetic Contribution to the Manifestation of Glaucoma 57
Barkur S. Shastry

 5 Modern Aspects of Glaucoma Pathogenesis Local Factors for Development of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Associated with Impairment of Secretory Functions of the Eye Membranes 75
A.A. Zilfyan

 6 Functional Defects Caused by Glaucoma – Associated Mutations in Optineurin 103 Ghanshyam Swarup, Vipul Vaibhava and Ananthamurthy Nagabhushana

 7 The Role of Apolipoprotein E Gene Polymorphisms in Primary Glaucoma and Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome 129 Najwa Mohammed Al- Dabbagh, Sulaiman Al-Saleh, Nourah Al- Dohayan, Misbahul Arfin, Mohammad Tariq and Abdulrahman Al- Asmari

 8 Progressive Neurodegeneration of Retina in Alzheimer’s Disease — Are β-Amyloid Peptide and Tau New Pathological Factors in Glaucoma? 157 Kin Chiu, Kwok-Fai So and Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang

 9 Neuroprotection in Glaucoma 179 Sotiria Palioura and Demetrios G. Vavvas  

10 Strategies for Neuroprotection in Glaucoma 203 Lizette Mowatt and Maynard Mc Intosh

 11 Cornea and Glaucoma 227 Gema Bolivar, Javier Paz Moreno-Arrones and Miguel A. Teus

 12 Screening for Narrow Angles in the Japanese Population Using Scanning Peripheral Anterior Chamber Depth Analyzer 251 Noriko Sato, Makoto Ishikawa, Yu Sawada, Daisuke Jin, Shun Watanabe, Masaya Iwakawa and Takeshi Yoshitomi

 13 The History of Detecting Glaucomatous Changes in the Optic Disc 267 Ivan Marjanovic

 14 Recognizing a Glaucomatous Optic Disc 295 Vassilis Kozobolis, Aristeidis Konstantinidis and Georgios Labiris

Section 2 Clinical Aspects .

 15 Neovascular Glaucoma 333 Cynthia Esponda-Lammoglia, Rafael Castaneda-Díez, Gerardo García-Aguirre, Oscar Albis-Donado and Jesús Jiménez-Román

 16 Uveitic Glaucoma 359 Shimon Rumelt

 17 Clinical Research Progress of Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis 377 He-Zheng Zhou, Qian Ye, Jian-Guo Wu, Wen-Shan Jiang, Feng Chang, Yan-Ping Song, Qing Ding and Wen-Qiang Zhang

18 Malignant Glaucoma 419 Marek Rękas and Karolina Krix-Jachym

 19 Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery – Strategies for Success 437 Daljit Singh

 20 Combined Cataract-Glaucoma Surgery 471 Vassilis Kozobolis, Aristeidis Konstantinidis and Georgios Labiris

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