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WGA Consensus Series 1

Glaucoma Diagnosis

Structure and Function

edited by: R.N. Weinreb & E.L. Greve

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This book contains the updated papers of the 1st Global AIGS Consensus Meeting on "Structure and Function in the Management of Glaucoma"
Publication details: Book. 2004. xiv and 162 pages. Publication date: 2004-04-16. 17 figures, of which 12 in full color and one table. Hardbound. 16x24 cm (6.3x9.4 in).

ISBN: 978-90-6299-200-3 (ISBN 10: 90-6299-200-5; Kugler Publications)
This publication is part of the WGA Consensus series
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To the best of our knowledge, the 1st Global AIGS Consensus Meeting on "Structure and Function in the Management of Glaucoma" was also the first global consensus meeting in ophthalmology. The goal was to reach an evidence-based consensus for both clinical practice and research through the use of information obtained from peer-reviewed literature describing functional and structural diagnostic testing in glaucoma.

The faculty and review group consisted of leading global authorities on glaucoma diagnostic testing. The preparation for the Consensus was unique in its format (see page xii). Reports on the individual methods of Structure and Function were prepared by an expert group. This was followed by intra-function and intra-structure comparisons and, finally, by a comparison of structure versus function. All the reports were placed in the Consensus e-Room, where they could be commented on by all participants. In addition, basic aspects of this Consensus were considered, as well as the important issue of Evidence-Based Diagnosis. This intense preparation was needed in order to obtain a preliminary Consensus before the meeting. The final Consensus was formulated, based on the preliminary report and adapted following comments from the discussions. It is recognized by all who participated that this is a fluid topic, which will change considerably as further research is conducted and new knowledge is gained.

Robert N. Weinreb
Erik L. Greve

See also:

International Glaucoma Review

Association of International Glaucoma Societies

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Robert N. Weinreb and Erik L. Greve

The Value of Guidelines and Consensus and the Reality of Clinical Practice
Paul Lee

Levels of Evidence of Diagnostic Studies
Anne Coleman, David Friedman, Stefano Gandolfi, Kuldev Singh and Anja Tuulonen

Histopathology Underlying Glaucomatous Damage - I
Ronald S. Harwerth

Histopathology Underlying Glaucomatous Damage - II
Harry Quigley

Comment on the Histopathology of Glaucoma
James E. Morgan

Histopathology Underlying Glaucomatous Damage - III
Yeni Yücel

Optic Disc Photographs
Joseph Caprioli, Jost Jonas and Christiana Vasile

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Photography
Harry Quigley, Antoinette Niessen, Anja Tuulonen and Juhani Airaksinen

Scanning Laser Tomography (HRT)
Marcelo Nicolela, Alfonso Anton, Somkiat Asawaphureekorn, Claude Burgoyne and Goji Tomita

Scanning Laser Polarimetry (SLP)
Hans G. Lemij, Eytan Blumenthal, Robert Fechtner, David Greenfield and Michael Kook

Optical Cohererence Tomography (OCT)
Jeffrey Liebmann, Christopher Bowd, Felipe A. Medeiros and Joel Schuman

Standard Automated Perimetry (SAP)
Anders Heijl, Boel Bengtsson, Mike Patella and John Wild

Comment on Standard Automated Perimetry - I
Douglas R. Anderson

Comment on Standard Automated Perimetry - II
Balwantray C. Chauhan

Comment on Standard Automated Perimetry - III
Stefano Miglior

Short Wavelength Automated Perimetry (SWAP)
Shaban Demirel, John Flanagan and Pamela Sample

Frequency Doubling Technology Perimetry (FDT), Chris A. Johnson,
Murray Fingeret and Aiko Iwase

Comparison of Functional Methods
Pamela Sample, Balwantray C. Chauhan, Makato Araie and Chris A. Johnson

Comparison of Structural Methods
Linda M. Zangwill, Christopher Girkin, Stefano Miglior, Remo Susanna and Ravi Thomas

Comparison of Structural and Functional Methods - I
David F. Garway-Heath

Comparison of Structural and Functional Methods - II
Balwantray C. Chauhan

Comparison of Structural and Functional Methods - III
Linda M. Zangwill


Concluding Remarks

Financial Disclosure

Index of Authors

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