By Carlo Nucci, Luciano Cerulli, Neville N. Osborne, Giacinto Bagetta
Glaucoma is without doubt one of the major explanations of blindness in the course of the global. it truly is characterised by means of loss of life of the retinal ganglion cells, that is linked to lack of the axons making up the optic nerve. contemporary experiences have verified help for the type of glaucoma as a degenerative affliction of the vital anxious approach (CNS), best researchers to examine settling on neuroprotection techniques for the remedy of this illness, like these used for different degenerative illnesses of the CNS.
This booklet will supply an in-depth exam of the latest findings relating to glaucoma, together with hazard elements, analysis, medical tracking, therapy, and chiefly, the necessity for therapy in accordance with the concept that of neuroprotection. a wide a part of the publication is dedicated to investigate regarding this new method of the therapy of glaucoma.
* Describes the latest advancements on neuroprotection of the optic nerve, together with experimental versions now used and scientific protocols
* Discusses new thoughts for the prevention of neuronal harm in glaucoma patients
* specializes in evidence-based chance elements, cutting edge diagnostic elements and complicated medical/surgical therapy of glaucoma
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All rights reserved CHAPTER 4 Angle-closure: risk factors, diagnosis and treatment Nishani Amerasinghe and Tin AungÃ Singapore National Eye Centre, 11 Third Hospital Avenue, Singapore, Singapore Abstract: Introduction: Primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) is the leading cause of blindness in East Asia. The disease can be classiﬁed into primary angle-closure suspect, primary angle closure (PAC), and PACG. Pupil-block, anterior nonpupil-block (plateau iris and peripheral iris crowding), lens related and retrolenticular mechanisms have been suggested as the four main mechanisms of angle closure.
Glaucoma: An Open Window to Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection by Carlo Nucci, Luciano Cerulli, Neville N. Osborne, Giacinto Bagetta