Macular Degeneration by Philip L. PenfoldMacular Degeneration by Philip L. Penfold

Macular Degeneration

EditorPhilip L. Penfold, Jan M. Provis

Hardcover | November 19, 2004

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Macular Degeneration: Science and Medicine in Practice provides a unique overview of current thinking in the pathogenesis, incidence and treatment of AMD. It includes, for the first time, a synthesis of the views of the world's leading scientists and practitioners regarding retinal biology, basic mechanisms, clinical and pathogenetic processes, and rational approaches to intervention.

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Title:Macular DegenerationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 9.53 × 6.69 × 0.03 inPublished:November 19, 2004Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540200584

ISBN - 13:9783540200581

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Table of Contents

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology: Anatomy and Development of the Macula. Central Retinal ('Macula') Function. Histopathology.- Epidemiology: Developed World. Developing World.- Pathogenesis: Immunological Aspects. Drusen: What They Tell Us. The Role of Oxidative Stress. Cholesterol and Lipid Build-up. Photoreceptor Loss And Survival in AMD.- Developing Models: Clinical Models. Laboratory Models.- Clinical Strategies and Outcomes: TA. PDT.- Commercial Aspects and Clinical Trials.

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From the reviews:"This book . calls to tackle the problem of AMD using a number of different approaches. . The content and quality of the writing and editing are excellent. . each chapter is clearly written and critically reviews the literature, contrasting and comparing results from different studies. . There are excellent colour plates . . This book provides an excellent synthesis of the research into the mechanisms of the disease . . I recommend it to anyone interested in age-related macular degeneration." (Clinical and Experimental Optometry, Vol. 88 (5), September, 2005)"This book is multi-authored with each chapter written by experts in the different fields that are working to unravel the mysteries and facts on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). . The editors, and the authors of the individual chapters have to be congratulated for providing such an excellent resume on the different facets of AMD. . Scientists working in the field of AMD will find this book extremely useful as well because it brings together in one book all the facts . ." (Winfried Amoaku, Eye News, Vol. 13 (1), 2006)"A hardcover book with a total of ten chapters and 200 pages. . The reference lists are up to date as possible in a book. The illustrations are of excellent quality . . helpful for clinicians who are interested in the basic knowledge of a widespread disease. The format of the book and the quality of the illustrations make it a pleasure to read and it can be recommended to all scientifically interested ophthalmologists or scientists from other disciplines who are interested in ophthalmology." (Hansjürgen T. Agostini, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 244, 2006)