by Eve Juliet Higginbotham, SM, MD, and David A. Lee, MD, MBA, 460 pp, with illus, $75, ISBN 0-7506-7310-9, Philadelphia, Pa, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.
Clinical Guide to Glaucoma Management, edited by 2 prominent leaders in the field, provides the busy clinician with an easy-to-read, concise review of common topics in glaucoma. It is up-to-date and includes discussions of major glaucoma clinical studies, automated optic nerve head analyzers, and even coding and liability issues in glaucoma. This is a book geared toward the practicing physician who is confronted with both common and difficult glaucoma management problems. The book is also suitable for residents in training, if they wish to consult a textbook quickly as they examine and treat glaucoma patients. To facilitate easy reference and reading of desired topics, the chapters are well-organized, each with a simple title and with text that is concise and clinically relevant. The book includes clinical pearls from experienced clinician-authors, and management algorithms that take the reader step-by-step through a decision-making thought process. The figures (especially the color figures) effectively describe clinical findings. The illustrations are particularly helpful in the surgery chapters. At the end of each chapter is a reference list for those who wish more in-depth reading.
Clinical Guide to Glaucoma Management. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(4):585. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.4.585