Age-related Macular Degeneration by Frank G. HolzAge-related Macular Degeneration by Frank G. Holz

Age-related Macular Degeneration

EditorFrank G. Holz, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Richard F. Spaide

Hardcover | September 1, 2012

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Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause for the loss of central seeing with humans beyond the age of 50 in the industrial nations. A triplication of the patients is expected in the next 25 years. Especially in the last couple of years the standard of knowledge regarding etiology, risk factors, diagnostics and therapy of this retina illness has substantially grown which is presented in this up-to-date multi-authored work. Apart from epidemiologically identified risk factors both the various pathophysiological aspects and clinical manifestations and angiographic characteristics are clearly represented and in line with standard usage. Furthermore, the different therapeutic approaches are treated, which include proven procedures as laser therapy and seeing-aids systems, in addition to latest methods in the area of the pharmacology, the photo-dynamic therapy, transpupil thermal therapy (TTT) and the macular surgery. The volume is well-illustrated and tables and summaries round up the representation.
Frank G. HOLZ is Professor of Ophthalmologic Surgery at the University of Bonn, Germany. He is author of many publication, for example within the series Essentials in Ophthalmology. Daniel PAULEIKOFF is Professor of Ophthalmology at the St. Franziskus Hospital in Münster, Germany. Richard F. SPAIDE, MD specializes in disease of the ret...
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Title:Age-related Macular DegenerationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:330 pages, 10.24 × 7.68 × 0 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642221068

ISBN - 13:9783642221064

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Table of Contents

Pathophysiology: Epidemiology.- Genetics of AMD.- Aging of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium.- Complement System.- Current Concepts in AMD-Pathogenesis. Clinical Manifestations: Early AMD.- Neovascular AMD.- Geographic Atrophy. Diagnostics: Fluorescein- und ICG-Angiography.- Optical Coherence Tomography.- Microperimetry. Prophylaxis and Therapy: Nutritional Supplementation.- Laser Photocoagulation and Photodynamic Therapy.- Anti-VEGF-Therapy: Basic Information and Substances.- Anti-VEGF-Therapy: Results and Guidelines.- Combination Therapies for the Treatment of AMD.- Treatment Approaches for Dry Atrophy.- Surgical Therapy. Rehabilitation: Reading Ability.- Magnifying Visual Aids.

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From the reviews of the second edition:"This is an excellent, all-inclusive review of macular degeneration with up-to-date information and good illustrations to help simplify a complex disease. . this book is not only for ophthalmologists and optometrists from the resident level and up, it is also appropriate for basic scientists looking to get the big picture on this disease. . Illustrations are quite good and I found the tables and summaries quite helpful. . This is a high quality book." (Ayham Skaf, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2013)