by M. Kahook
With a revolution in the surgical management of mild to moderate glaucoma, new procedures allow for the use of microinvasive techniques that avoid disruption of the conjunctiva and formation of a bleb. These approaches range from laser therapies targeting the outflow system of the eye to the implantation of miniature devices in Schlemm’s canal or the suprachoroidal space. The emergence of this new branch of glaucoma surgery, often coupled with micro-incisional cataract surgery, requires the practicing surgeon to learn about anatomical nuances to ensure success. MIGS: Advances in Glaucoma Surgery will aid the novice resident as well as the seasoned ophthalmic surgeon facing these new issues in glaucoma treatment. The book addresses preoperative patient selection advice, intraoperative pearls for success, and post operative management skills, which are some of the important aspects of the process towards the adoption of MIGS. Why you will want to read MIGS: Advances in Glaucoma Surgery:
• Forward thinking contributions from seasoned MIGS experts who have intimate knowledge of the devices benefits and potential pitfalls in their use
• Basic knowledge is provided that will allow each surgeon to tailor their treatment plan while leveling the learning curve
• Assists in indentifying patients with a milder form of the disease and higher target pressures who may benefit from the MIGS devices MIGS: Advances in Glaucoma Surgery is the first book of its kind to cover the range of devices in this arena using expert contributors and offering real world pearls for practice that can be used in the operating room. Practicing cataract and glaucoma physicians, residents, and fellows will benefit from this timely resource as the thought process for how to treat glaucoma has advanced.
- ISBN-13: 9781617116001
- Publisher: Slack, Inc.
- Publication date: 9/13/2013
- Edition description: New Edition
- Edition number: 1
- Pages: 144