Ophthalmic Disease Mechanisms and Drug Discovery by Kang Zhang

Ophthalmic Disease Mechanisms and Drug Discovery

byKang Zhang

Kobo ebook | August 10, 2016

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This invaluable book presents a concise discussion on the most important topics of ophthalmology — mechanism of ophthalmic diseases, imaging techniques used for diagnosis, novel therapies and drug delivery systems. It also covers current knowledge about anti-VEGF therapies that revolutionized neovascular AMD treatment, anti-inflammatory and dry eye treatment, as well as nanoparticles use of drug delivery.

Written by experts in ophthalmology, this unique volume provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research in the field. This is an essential reading that will provide up-to-date reference to practicing physicians and current knowledge to residents and students.


  • Introduction (Kang Zhang)
  • Pathology and Mechanism of Eye Diseases (Katherine J Wert, Heike Kroeger, Frances Wu, Stephen H Tsang and Jonathan H Lin)
  • Ophthalmic Imaging (Colin S Tan and SriniVas R Sadda)
  • Pharmacogenomics of Response to Anti-VEGF Therapy in Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Seanna Grob, Kang Zhang and Sophie J Bakri)
  • Dry Eye Therapy (Seanna Grob, Igor Kozak and Kang Zhang)
  • Ocular Inflammation Therapy (Seanna Grob, Igor Kozak and Kang Zhang)
  • Nanoparticles for Ocular Drug Delivery (Qiangzhe Zhang, Jieming Li, Weiwei Gao and Liangfang Zhang)

Readership: Undergraduate students interested in ophthalmology, medical students, PhD students, practicing physicians, doctors and residents (in the field of ophthamology, or any other field, if they would like to contribute to their knowledge about ophthalmic diseases and treatments).
Key Features:

  • This book is written by prominent authors, who are experts in the field. Dr Zhang is one of the leading specialists in ophthalmic genetics, vitreoretinal disease and surgery. His name is well-known to the chief editors of top journals as he has published more than 100 manuscripts that cover topics in genetics, novel therapies and molecular biology
  • This is the first book to cover discussion on recent research of novel eye therapies, such as anti-VEGF, as well as nano-engineering delivery systems
  • This volume contains up-to-date description of new therapies for the most common eye diseases
Title:Ophthalmic Disease Mechanisms and Drug DiscoveryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 10, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814663085

ISBN - 13:9789814663083