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Glaucoma : The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight - Gregory K. Harmon

Glaucoma

The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

By: Gregory K. Harmon, Nancy Intrator (As told to)

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Published: 1st October 2004
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Most people can recite the warning signs of cancer and just about everybody knows the risk factors for heart disease. But how many people know the facts about glaucoma? Well, what you don't know might save your sight. Glaucoma is an insidious and painful disease that is often misunderstood, and ultimately can rob patients of their sight completely. Between three and four million Americans are estimated to suffer from glaucoma - worldwide the number of glaucoma patients climbs to near 67 million. WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT GLAUCOMA is divided into three accessible sections: Understanding the Problem, in which the myths about glaucoma are exploded and the facts are explained. The second section, Established Methods of Controlling Glaucoma, takes readers through the most common methods of treatment: traditional medication, and laser and conventional surgery. Breakthrough Discoveries, the third section, presents cutting-edge research findings and explores crucial new information on the effects of nutrition, exercise, and herbal medicine on intraocular pressure and the integrity of the optic nerve.

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Understanding the Problem
The Glaucoma Mythsp. 3
The Healthy Eyep. 14
Who Is at Risk?p. 30
Types of Glaucomap. 37
Established Methods of Controlling Glaucoma
Diagnosing and Monitoring Glaucomap. 105
Medicationp. 126
Laser Surgeryp. 152
Traditional Surgeryp. 173
Surgery for Cataract and Glaucomap. 191
Nutrition and Eye Healthp. 202
Exercise, Stress Reduction, Lifestyle, and Glaucomap. 215
Recent Advances
Cutting-Edge Research That Has Revolutionized Treatmentp. 231
Innovations in Diagnostic Testing and Monitoringp. 242
Innovations in Surgeryp. 258
An "Eye" Toward the Future
Genetics and Glaucomap. 275
New Directions: Protecting, Regenerating, and Replacingp. 284
What You Need to Know Now
Protecting Yourself from the Sneak Thief of Sightp. 297
Glaucoma and LASIK Surgeryp. 301
Glaucoma and Pregnancyp. 303
Glaucoma Medicationsp. 305
Glossaryp. 313
Resourcesp. 325
How You Can Helpp. 330
Referencesp. 331
Indexp. 355
About the Authorsp. 365
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ISBN: 9780446690621
ISBN-10: 0446690627
Series: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About...(Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 13.97  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1