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The Mystery of Glaucoma

Since long ago scientists have been trying hard to show up the core of glaucoma. To its understanding we needed to penetrate gradually to its molecular level. The newest pieces of knowledge about the molecular biology of glaucoma are presented in the first section. The second section deals with the clinical problems of glaucoma. Ophthalmologists and other medical staff may find here more important understandings for doing their work. What would our investigation be for, if not owing to the people’s benefit? The third section is full of new perspectives on glaucoma. After all, everybody believes and relies – more or less – on bits of hopes of a better future. Just let us engage in the mystery of glaucoma, to learn how to cure it even to prevent suffering from it. Each information in this book is an item of great importance as a precious stone behind which genuine, through and honest piece of work should be observed.

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The Mystery of GlaucomaEdited by Tomas Kubena

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1028

ISBN: 978-953-307-567-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6470-8

Copyright year: 2011

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78319 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

36 Dimensions Citations


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1. Evidence of Oxidative Stress Damage in Glaucoma

By Sandra M Ferreira, Claudia G Reides, Fabián S Lerner and Susana F Llesuy


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2. Differential Effects of Elevated Hydrostatic Pressure on Gene Expression and Protein Phosphorylation in Optic Nerve Head Astrocytes

By Thomas J. Lukas, Pan Du, Haixi Miao and Simon Lin


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3. Homocysteine in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Glaucoma

By Mustafa R Kadhim and Colin I Clement


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4. Expression of Metabolic Coupling and Adhesion Proteins in the Porcine Optic-Nerve Head: Relevance to a Flow Model of Glaucoma

By Francisco-Javier Carreras, David Porcel, Francisco Rodriguez-Hurtado, Antonio Zarzuelo, Ignacio Carreras and Milagros Galisteo


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5. Anatomical and Molecular Responses Triggered in the Retina by Axonal Injury

By Marta Agudo-Barriuso, Francisco M. Nadal-Nicolás, Guillermo Parrilla-Reverter, María Paz Villegas-Pérez and Manuel Vidal-Sanz


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6. Neuroprotective Agents in Glaucoma

By Eleni Bagli and George Kitsos


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7. The Optic Nerve in Glaucoma

By Ivan Marjanovic


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8. The use of Confocal Scanning Laser Tomography in the Evaluation of Progression in Glaucoma

By Liamet Fernández Argones, Ibraín Piloto Díaz, Marerneda Domínguez Randulfe, Germán A. Álvarez Cisneros and Marcelino Río Torres


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9. Nerve Fiber Layer Defects Imaging in Glaucoma

By Kubena T., Kofronova M. And Cernosek P.


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10. Optic Neuropathy Mimicking Normal Tension Glaucoma Associated with Internal Carotid Artery Hypoplasia

By Kyoko Shidara and Masato Wakakura


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11. Optic Nerve Head Blood Flow in Glaucoma

By Tetsuya Sugiyama, Maho Shibata, Shota Kojima and Tsunehiko Ikeda


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12. Measurement of Anterior Chamber Angle with Optical Coherence Tomography

By De Orta-Arellano F, Muñoz-Rodriguez P and Salinas-Gallegos JL


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13. Association of TNF-alpha and TNF-beta Gene Polymorphisms with Primary Open Angle and Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma

By Najwa Mohammed Al- Dabbagh, Nourah Al-Dohayan, Abdulrahman Al-Asmari, Misbahul Arfin and Mohammad Tariq


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14. Immune Modulation in Glaucoma – Can Manipulation of Microglial Activation Help?

By Kin Chiu, Kwok-Fai So and Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang


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15. Stem Cell Based Therapies for Glaucoma

By Hari Jayaram, Silke Becker and G. Astrid Limb


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16. Functional and Structural Evaluation of Retrobulbar Glaucomateus Damage

By Kaya N Engin


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17. Central Changes in Glaucoma: Neuroscientific Study Using Animal Models

By Kazuyuki Imamura, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hirotaka Onoe, Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Kiyoshi Ishii, Chihiro Mayama, Takafumi Akasaki, Satoshi Shimegi, Hiromichi Sato, Kazuhiko Nakadate, Hideaki Hara and Makoto Araie


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18. Using Artificial Neural Networks to Identify Glaucoma Stages

By Gustavo Santos-García and Emiliano Hernández Galilea


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