- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 7, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1461008239
- ISBN-13: 978-1461008231
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Glaucoma: What Every Patient Should Know: A Guide from Dr. Harry Quigley 1st Edition
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About the Author
Dr. Quigley was born in St. Louis and is a graduate of Harvard College and Johns Hopkins Medical School. After ophthalmic residency at the Wilmer Institute, he did a fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami. He became the A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology in 1994, directing both the Glaucoma Center of Excellence and the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology at Wilmer. He was a founding member of the American Glaucoma Society. He was elected to 5 year terms as chief executive officer of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and Editor-in-Chief of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, and his reports are the most cited in the ophthalmic literature over the last 30 years (Archives of Ophthalmology, 2007). He has been honored with the Friedenwald Award by ARVO, the Doyne Medal by the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress, the Leslie Dana Medal by the St. Louis Society for the Blind, awards from the European Society of Ophthalmology (Prix Jules Francois), Ophthalmological Society of Scotland (Mackenzie Medal), Australian Society of Ophthalmology (Gregg Medal), Irish Ophthalmological Society (Mooney Medal), and the New York Academy of Sciences (Lewis Rudin Prize). He has given 40 named lectures, including the 66th Edward Jackson Lecture (American Academy of Ophthalmology). Dr. Quigley has trained 55 glaucoma clinician--scientists who practice in the U.S. and worldwide. His research has improved the early diagnosis of glaucoma and has developed instruments and techniques to identify glaucoma damage better. His investigations demonstrated the degree of glaucoma damage that precedes present detection methods. He was the first to report on long-term success with laser iridotomy. His suturing technique for trabeculectomy has been widely adopted. He has participated in pioneering studies of the epidemiology, morbidity and progression rate of glaucoma and other eye disease in American, African, Asian, and Hispanic populations, serving as a consultant to the World Health Organization. He conceptualized new roles for iris and choroidal volume change as risk factors in angle closure glaucoma. In the laboratory, he has demonstrated successful gene therapy to protect retinal ganglion cells from experimental glaucoma, and developed glaucoma models in monkeys, rats and mice.
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All you have to do is read the back cover of this book (click on 'search inside this book') to discover that Dr. Quigley is at the forefront of his field with decades of experience, tens of thousands of successful procedures performed, an impressive list of national and international awards and accomplishments, and cutting edge research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
This book is for the patient who may have no idea what glaucoma is, who wants to understand testing for glaucoma, who has been diagnosed with glaucoma and wants a thorough explanation, who wants to compare and evaluate treatment options, or who has virtually any question about the disease.
Dr. Quigley's compassion for his patients comes through in his down to earth descriptions and explanations which can be UNDERSTOOD EASILY, especially with the support of a wide array of photos, diagrams, and website suggestions.
I have been a glaucoma patient for many years and wish I had been able to read Dr. Quigley's book when I was first diagnosed. Hands down, this is the best, most comprehensive book on the market. It will calm your initial fears with explanations and options so you can take action to prevent vision loss.
If you want to buy one reference that answers every possible question you could have concerning glaucoma- THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!
on the subject. This book is one of the best presentations on this subject that
I have encountered. I would recommend this book for all those interested in this subject.
My dad has glaucoma and has been prescribed diamox to control his eye pressure. Diamox is causing him lot of side effects (loss of appetite, constipation) and discomfort. So my intent was to find an authoritative source that explains why this happens and what are the alternatives. I searched diamox in the book and found a chapter on "Eye drops for glaucoma". I was able to find suggestions for eye drops that have the same effect as diamox, but much lower chance of body-wide side effects, which I have asked his doctor to consider.
I have scientific background in physics and can see that Dr. Quingley has painstakingly distilled the medical knowledge without simplifying it too much.
This book is a great resource for management of glaucoma if you or someone who you care about are affected by it.