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Anyone who has pondered the decision of whether or how aggressively to treat a patient with glaucoma will appreciate the lucid and succinct elegance of this management guide to glaucoma. This book picks up where texts and the Preferred Practice Pattern leave off when they suggest "choose a target, then treat." In a clear, logical, step-by-step fashion, the authors lead the reader through a diagnostic and therapeutic decision tree that takes one through diagnosis, target selection, selection of therapy, revision of target, and follow-up interval, covering most clinical situations. The authors point out in the preface that they describe the approach they think is best and have dispensed with "exhaustive discussions of the various alternatives for treatment."
In the first chapter, the general precepts underlying the authors' approach are discussed. The second chapter introduces mental checklists and decision trees as applied to the most common clinical presentation, that of asymptomatic