Useful resources: glaucoma
The International Glaucoma Association (IGA)
Formed in 1974 at King’s College Hospital, London, the IGA is the longest-running and largest patient-based glaucoma association worldwide. Their mission is to help prevent glaucoma blindness throughout the world by providing high-quality patient information material. They believe that the best people to judge what is needed in a particular country are the eye specialists who work there, and they actively seek partners across the world with whom to work.
The IGA produce patient information material in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish, and are working to develop materials in other languages, as and when funding and ophthalmic expertise become available. The materials, at present, are produced in generic form so they are not specific to the medical services in any particular country, but the IGA are pleased to develop specific materials to suit the needs of a specific country.
As a subscriber to the Community Eye Health Journal you have already demonstrated your commitment to the prevention of blindness in your area. If your glaucoma service would benefit from patient information support and you would like to examine the possibility of a partnership with the IGA, you are invited to contact the IGA at Woodcote House 15 Highpoint Business Village Henwood, Ashford Kent TN24 8DH. Our Sightline (helpline) number is: 01233 64 81 70. Our Administration number is: 01233 64 81 64. Our Website is: www.glaucoma-association.com
Shaarawy T, Flammer J – Editors. Glaucoma therapy – current issues and controversies. Martin Dunitz 2004.
A 328-page comprehensive textbook. Available from ICEH, while very limited stocks last, free of charge to ophthalmologists working in the developing world at tertiary level only. Applications (stating name, work address and job title) should be sent to the Resource Centre at ICEH.
Dhull C, Katenga S, McGavin DDM. The glaucomas. ICEH 1995.
A teaching text and slide set – consisting of a 60-page booklet and 24 colour transparencies. Available from ICEH. UK £20 (UK £15 to developing countries) plus post and packing.
Yorston D. Eye surgery for the prevention of blindness. ICEH 2000.
A video showing two procedures – surgery for upper lid entropion (14 minutes) and trabeculectomy for glaucoma (9 minutes). Available from ICEH. UK £10 plus post and packing.
Stevens SM. Practical ophthalmic procedures. Volume 4. ICEH 2005.
A teaching text and slide set – consisting of a 34-page booklet and 24 colour transparencies covering six procedures. This volume includes detailed instructions for Schiotz and applanation tonometry with a total of 15 illustrations.
Available from ICEH. UK £20 (UK £15 to developing countries) plus post and packing.
Understanding glaucoma – poster. Anatomical Chart Company, US 2005.
Available from Waterstones. UK £4
Stewart WC. Clinical practice of glaucoma. McGraw-Hill Health Professions Division 1990.
Available form Waterstones. UK £19
Spaeth GL, Eid TM. The glaucomas: concepts and fundamentals. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 1999.
Available from Waterstones. UK £19
Sherwood MB, Brandt JD, Choplin NT, Schuman JS. Clinical update on glaucoma. AAO 1997.
A CD-ROM containing information on diagnostic tools, the role of anti-metabolites, glaucoma pharmaceuticals, etc. Contact AAO, stating name, work address and job title.
Zorab AZ, Strauss H, Dondrea CL, Arturo C, Garrett M. Basic clinical science course. Section 10 – Glaucoma. Updated annually.
A 242-page comprehensive paperback with colour plates. Contact AAO, stating name, work address and job title.
Community Eye Health Journal – back issues
Volume 9, Issue 18, 1996 Primary surgical treatment of glaucoma
Volume 9, Issue 19, 1996 Diagnosis and treatment of the glaucomas
Volume 14, Issue 39, 2001 The adult glaucomas.
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International Resource Centre, International Centre for Eye Health, LSHTM Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK.
American Academy of Ophthalmology, 655 Beach Street, Box 7424, San Francisco, CA 94120-7424, USA.
International Glaucoma Association, Woodcote House 15 Highpoint Business Village Henwood, Ashford Kent TN24 8DH. Our Sightline (helpline) number is: 01233 64 81 70. Our Administration number is: 01233 64 81 64. Our Website is: www.glaucoma-association.com