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Medicine - Ophthalmology | Age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration

With contribution by numerous experts

Holz, F.G., Pauleikhoff, D., Spaide, R.F., Bird, A.C.

2004, XIV, 234 p.


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  • Up-to-date reference work with an authoritative review from an expert panel of clinicians
  • More than 50 photographs, many in colour
  • Plentiful clear diagrams illustration points from the text
  • Strong emphasis on adding clinical assessment and decision-making
  • Provides thorough understanding of the disease which is the common cause of blindness

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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Eye disease - Macular - Macular Degeneration - Ophthalmology - age - aging

Related subjects » Ophthalmology

Table of contents 

1 Epidemiology of Age-Related Maculopathy: A Review.- 2 Genetics of AMD.- 3 Pathophysiology.- 4 Histopathology.- 5 Clinical Manifestations.- 6 Fundus Angiography.- 7 Tests of Macular Function.- 8 Reading with AMD.- 9 Laser Coagulation in AMD.- 10 Photodynamic Therapy.- 11 Transpupillary Thermotherapy.- 12 Surgical Therapy.- 13 Radiation Therapy.- 14 Pharmacological Therapy and Prophylaxis.- 15 Magnifying Reading Aids in AMD.

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