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Maintaining the Target Intraocular Pressure: African American Glaucoma Specialists Sade Kosoko-Lasaki

Maintaining the Target Intraocular Pressure: African American Glaucoma Specialists

Sade Kosoko-Lasaki

Published June 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781556427435
Hardcover
144 pages
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Maintaining the Target Intraocular Pressure: African American Glaucoma Specialists is a celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of the leading 21st century African American glaucoma specialists to the field of ophthalmology. ThisMoreMaintaining the Target Intraocular Pressure: African American Glaucoma Specialistsis a celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of the leading 21st century African American glaucoma specialists to the field of ophthalmology. This unique resource details the various influences that molded and shaped African American ophthalmologists specializing in glaucoma.Maintaining the Target Intraocular Pressure: African American Glaucoma Specialistsincludes a compilation of personal testimonies that provide unique insight as prominent African American glaucoma specialists share their knowledge, experiences, and expertise.Edited by leading glaucoma specialists, Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA- Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD- and Edward N. Burney, MD, FACS this informative resource gives a voice to the collective historical and current perspectives on the field of ophthalmology as well as detailed information on the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma in African Americans.The presentation of questions and answers provides a personal look into the challenges faced by the African American glaucoma specialist, their motivation for entering the field of ophthalmology, and their present role in eliminating disparities in glaucoma health care.Topics covered inside include historical perspectives, epidemiology, screening, medical management, and therapy compliance as it relates to glaucoma in African Americans. An informative chapter on medications contains a summary of important information for each medication class.Maintaining the Target Intraocular Pressure: African American Glaucoma Specialistsis an inspiration to both aspiring and existing African American glaucoma ophthalmologists, as well as all ophthalmologists looking to further their understanding.Topics Include:Influence of race on optic nerve head and optic nerve cup-disc ratioDiagnosis of glaucoma in African AmericansSurgical management of African Americans suffering from glaucomaGlaucoma specialists par excellenceBiosketches and photographs of selected African American glaucoma specialists