Loading...

Focal Points 2018 Module: Surgical Management of Angle Closure Glaucoma

CME Credit
  • Up to 2.0 credits of General CME
Product Number
0202118V

Media Type: Online

Availability: In stock

Rating:
80% of 100
Product Selection Member Price Nonmember Price Qty
$30.00 $50.00
+
-

Focal Points 2018 Module: Surgical Management of Angle Closure Glaucoma

Focal Points 2018 Module: Surgical Management of Angle Closure Glaucoma
Primary angle-closure disease is a spectrum ranging from primary angle-closure suspect (PACS) to primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG), with the prevalence of 0.1%–2.5% depending on ethnicity.

Traditionally, laser peripheral iridotomy (with or without subsequent laser peripheral iridoplasty) is the mainstay in opening up the drainage angle. As phacoemulsification has become a relatively safe and widely practiced procedure, lens extraction is an option as well.

This Focal Points module reviews the surgical management algorithm for angle-closure glaucoma (ACG) patients, tailoring surgical treatment for individual patients with PACG and when it’s appropriate to use adjunctive IOP-lowering procedures such as GSL or ECP to achieve maximal IOP lowering.

Complete this module to:

  • Describe the overall surgical management algorithm for angle-closure Glaucoma (ACG) patients.
  • Decide when lens extraction is beneficial for patients with ACG.
  • Describe specific precautions and techniques in performing lens extraction in eyes with ACG.
  • Discuss potential benefits and limitations of different glaucoma surgeries for ACG patients.

Authors: Noel Ching Yan Chan, FRCS(ED), FCOPHTHHK; Clement C. Y. Tham, FRCS, MBBS, FCOPHTHHK
Consultants: David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD; Sung Chul (Sean) Park, MD

Focal Points issues are practical, hands-on discussions of the clinical issues you face daily. Each issue delivers high-quality, trusted ophthalmic information written and reviewed by leading experts.

Subscribers receive 12 issues a year, plus access to the Focal Points digital archive.

To access this issue from your laptop or desktop computer, log in to www.aao.org/myonlineproducts with your Academy username and password.

To access this issue from your smartphone or tablet, use the free AAO eBooks app.

CME Information
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account
For eBook features, requirements and licensing, visit: https://store.aao.org/ebooks-instructions
© 2018, American Academy of Ophthalmology