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Pathologic Myopia

Spaide, Richard F., Ohno-Matsui, Kyoko, Yannuzzi, Lawrence A. (Eds.)

2014, XVII, 376 p. 233 illus., 170 illus. in color.

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  • The only book of its kind to specifically address pathological myopia
  • Edited by two of the leaders in the field
  • Discusses recent developments in imaging technologies and various approaches in treatment
  • Aimed at ophthalmologists, including residents and fellows, glaucoma and cataract specialists, and vitreoretinal macula experts​

Pathological Myopia is a major cause of severe vision loss worldwide. The mechanisms for vision loss include cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and above all, degeneration of the macula within the posterior staphyloma. Pathological Myopia is one of the only current books to specifically address this disease and discusses recent developments in imaging technologies and various approaches to treatments, such as laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy, pharmaco-therapeutic injections in the vitreous, and surgery.  

Complete with high-quality color images, this book is written and edited by leaders in the field and is geared towards ophthalmologists, including residents and fellows in training, glaucoma and cataract specialists, and vitreoretinal macula experts.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » cataract - glaucoma - myopia - ophthalmology - optometry - vision loss

Related subjects » Ophthalmology

Table of contents 

Table of Contents

Pathological Myopia 

Eds: Rick Spaide, Lawrence Yannuzzi, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui



1. Myopia: A Historical Perspective

            Vinnie P. Shah & Nan-Kai Wang

2. Genes involved in the development of myopia

            Kenji Yamashiro & Nagahisa Yoshimura

 3. Epidemiology of Myopia

            Chen-Wei Pan, Seang-Mei Saw, & Tien-Yin Wong

 4. Animal Models of Experimental Myopia:

Limitations and Synergies With Studies on Human Myopia

            Ian G Morgan, Kathryn A. Rose, & Regan S. Ashby

 5. The Sclera and its Role in Regulation of the Refractive State

            Jody A. Summers

 6.  Public Health Impact of Pathologic Myopia

            Peggy Pei-Chia Chiang, Eva Fenwick, Chiu Ming Gemmy Cheung, & Ecosse Lamoureux

 7.   Update on the Pathology of Pathologic Myopia

            Alia Rashid & Hans E Grossniklaus

 8.   The Sclera and Induced Abnormalities in Myopia

            Richard F. Spaide

 9.  The Choroid

            Richard F. Spaide

 10.  The Optic Nerve in High Myopia

            Jost Jonas

 11.   Vitreous Changes

            Shoji Kishi

 12.  Staphyloma, Part 1

            Richard F. Spaide

 13.  Staphyloma, Part 2

            Kyoko Ohno-Matsui & Muka Moriyama

 14. Myopic Chorioretinal Atrophy

            Kyoko Ohno-Matsui

 15.  Choroidal Neovascularization

            Richard F. Spaide

 16.  Myopic Macular Retinoschisis

            Kyoko Ohno-Matsui

 17.   Peripheral Retinal Abnormalities

            Sarah Mrejen & Michael Engelbert

 18.   Retinal Detachment

            C. P. Wilkinson

 19.   Glaucoma in Myopia

           Sung Chul Park,  Jeffrey M. Liebmann, & Robert Ritch

 20.   Myopic Optic Neuropathy

            Kyoko Ohno-Matsui & Richard F. Spaide

 21.  Special Considerations for Cataract Surgery in the Face of Pathologic Myopia

            Jack M. Dodick &  Jonathan B. Kahn

 22.   Ocular Motility Abnormalities

            Tsuranu Yokoyama

 23.  Myopia: Ocular and Systemic Disease

            Quan V. Hoang, Jamie A. Leong, & Roberto Gallego-Pinazo

 24. Prevention of Myopia

            Takashi Fujikado

 25. Sclera-targeted Therapies for Pathologic Myopia

            Kyoko Ohno-Matsui

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