Ophthalmology Research

Visual Dysfunction in Diabetes

The Science of Patient Impairment and Health Care

Editors: Tombran-Tink, Joyce, Barnstable, Colin J., Gardner, Thomas W. (Eds.)

  • Details the role of neuronal, glial, and inflammatory components in early stages of diabetic retinopathy
  • Proposes new perspective on diabetic retinopathy, maintaining it is the result of an interacting spectrum of changes affecting many different cell types
  • Presents a new approach to following diabetic retinopathy through its various stages of progression
  • Covers recent genetics and molecular mechanisms identified with the progression of the disease
  • Explores the risk factors and complications and innovative screening methods, such as the use of ERGs, to diagnose the earliest stages of diabetic retinopathy
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An exciting contribution to the field, Visual Dysfunction in Diabetes: The Science of Patient Impairment and Improvement is designed with two overriding objectives: to help readers understand the impact of vision impairment in people living daily with diabetes rather than considering diabetic retinopathy solely as a medical problem, and to explore what we know and don't know about the ways diabetes affect the eye.  With the plethora of new information being generated, there are still a series of fundamental questions that must be addressed if effective treatments for diabetic retinopathy are to be found and applied.  Developed by a renowned group of authorities, Visual Dysfunction in Diabetes: The Science of Patient Impairment and Improvement offers responses and context for a range of questions, such as: do metabolic factors beyond glucose contribute to vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy? If so, how do these lead to vision impairment?  Is diabetic retinopathy a response to systemic metabolic abnormalities or are there unique ocular problems related to insulin resistance? What is the relationship between the neural, vascular, and inflammatory abnormalities in diabetic retinopathy? Do they represent a pathological cascade induced sequentially or simultaneous responses to one or more metabolic perturbations?  The authors note that if we do not address these types of questions, it is possible that the long process of developing new therapeutic

s will target only one arm of the pathology and leave the retina open to damaging consequences of the others. State-of-the-art, comprehensive, and an invaluable addition the research and clinical literature, Visual Dysfunction in Diabetes: The Science of Patient Impairment and Improvement offers guidance and a significant step toward new scientific approaches that can lessen the devastating vision impairment associated with diabetes.

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“It succeeds in summarizing recent advancements in our knowledge in the field with a well illustrated presentation, up-to-date references, and an authorship selected from an international group of respected investigators with proven contributions to the field. … It could be recommended as a reference for anyone interested in the basic mechanisms of the disease, its ocular manifestations, and treatment options.” (Radouil Tzekov, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 253 (6), June, 2015)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Living with Diabetic Retinopathy: The Patient’s View

    Stuckey, Heather

    Pages 3-14

  • Diabetic Retinopathy Screening: Progress or Lack of Progress

    Scanlon, Peter

    Pages 17-29

  • Functional/Neural Mapping Discoveries in the Diabetic Retina: Advancing Clinical Care with the Multifocal ERG

    Adams, Anthony J. (et al.)

    Pages 31-42

  • Corneal Diabetic Neuropathy

    Midena, Edoardo

    Pages 45-51

  • Clinical Phenotypes of Diabetic Retinopathy

    Cunha-Vaz, José (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visual Dysfunction in Diabetes
Book Subtitle
The Science of Patient Impairment and Health Care
Editors
  • Joyce Tombran-Tink
  • Colin J. Barnstable
  • Thomas W. Gardner
Series Title
Ophthalmology Research
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-150-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-150-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-149-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 379
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