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Vascular Risk Factors and Neuroprotection in Glaucoma

Update 1996

edited by: S.M. Drance

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Publication details: Book. 1997. x and 249 pages. Publication date: 1997-07-31. 95 figures and 42 tables. Hardbound.

ISBN: 978-90-6299-137-2 (ISBN 10: 90-6299-137-8; Kugler Publications)



New experimental techniques for studying the ocular circulation are described. They reveal that the retinal circulation may be very diverse in different parts of the retina. The latest pharmacological effects on the ocular blood vessels are discussed. The role of endothelins, calcium and magnesium as well as the effects of cold on the ocular circulation are described. The clinical diagnostic and therapeutic implications of some of the effects of these agents on the ocular circulation in vivo are described and diagnostic tests discussed; in some instances their diagnostic importance is given. The possible role of vascular factors in the management of the glaucomas is presented.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

E. Turacli

S.M. Drance

Physiology of optic nerve perfusion
S. Orgü1

Endothelium-dependent vasoactive factors in the ophthalmic circulation
I.O. Haefliger

The need for in vitro investigation of regulation of the ocular vasculature
V.A. Alder, D.-Y Yu, E.-N. Su, S.J Cringle and P.K. Yu

Color Doppler imaging performance and reproducibility
S.J.A. Rankin

Laser Doppler flowmetry in the optic nerve head
C.E. Riva and B.L. Petrig

Effect of cold provocation on the visual fields of subjects with Raynaud's phenomenon and normal controls
B.C. Chauhan, R.S. Rathee, D. Mosher, C.E. Maxner and T.A. McCormick

Effects of blood gases on ocular perfusion
W.E. Sponsel and D. Shipman

Short-term effect of timolol 0.5% versus betaxotol 0.5% on the HRF parameter (Flow) at the papilla of healthy volunteers
A. Lietz, I.O. Haefliger, P. Hendrickson, S. Orgül and J. Flammer

Magnesium and vascular tone modulation
E.S. Dettmann, J. Flammer and I.O. Haefliger

Assessment of peripheral vascular responsiveness in patients with glaucoma
W.E. Haefeli

Endothelin in the pathogenesis of glaucoma
J. Flammer

Individual responsiveness to ocular vasodilatation
A. Harris, D. Evans and B. Martin

The effects of chronic optic nerve ischemia in the rabbit
G.A. Cioffi and S. Orgül

Effect of beta blockers and Ca2+ entry blockers on ocular vessels
D.-E Yu, E.-N Su, S.J. Cringle, V.A. Alder, P.K. Yu and L. Desantis

Blood flow in retrobullar vessels in glaucoma patients and normals
H.J. Kaiser, J. Flammer and A. Schoetzau

Neuroprotection to the retina: relevance in glaucoma
N.N. Osborne

Differences in retrobulbar circulation of four potentially different glaucoma groups
M. T. Nicolela, B. F. Walman, A.R. Buckley and S. M. Drance

Etiological and pharmacological aspects on blood flow and glaucoma
A. Alm

Present findings regarding hemodynamic effects of beta blockers in glaucoma
H.F.A. Duijm, A.C.E. Thoe Schwartzenberg-Terpstra, T.J.T.P. v.d. Berg and E.L. Greve

Vascular risk factors and diseases in patients with glaucoma. An epidemiological survey in France
E. Sellem and P. Hamard

The Hettinger hand vibration test, vasospasm and glaucoma
I. Goldberg, E. Chai, A. Chia and C. Bencher

Peripapillary focal retinal arteriolar narrowing in glaucoma
S.J.A. Rankin

Effect of long-term topical beta blocker on optic nerve head circulation
M. Araie, Y. Tamaki and K. Muta

Retinal circulation in glaucoma
G. Michelson, J. Harazny, M. Langhans, M. Groh, A. Dichtl and F. Horn

A comparison of the effects of betaxolol and timolol on the corrected loss variance in patients with open-angle glaucoma
S.M. Drance

Differential effect of betaxolol and timolol on the progression of glaucomatous visual field loss. A four-year prospective study
E. Tasindi and H. Talu

Retinal and choroidal hemodynamics in glaucoma and their relation to peripapillary atrophy and myopia
H.C. Geijssen, H.F.A. Duijm and E.L. Greve

Can vascular variables differentiate between primary open-angle glaucoma, normal-tension glaucoma and normal controls?
C. O'Brien, P. Aspinall, Z. Butt and P. Nelson

Effects of beta blockers on blood velocity in the orbital arteries in chronic open-angle glaucoma
Y. Uji

Index of Authors

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