Essentials in Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology and the Ageing Society

Editors: Scholl, Hendrik P.N., Massof, Robert W., West, Sheila (Eds.)

  • First textbook to address the issue of ophthalmology in an ageing society
  • Covers aspects that pose an increasing challenge for treating physicians and for society in general
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The ageing of the world’s population is one of the major achievements of modern society. By 2050, an estimated 2 billion people will be aged 60 years or over. However, ageing poses major challenges and this is especially true for the field of ophthalmology, given that the major eye diseases – age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract – predominantly affect the elderly. The challenges facing ophthalmology in an ageing society have not previously been addressed in a comprehensive way, although there are common denominators of the various eye diseases that affect the elderly. This book provides such a comprehensive overview encompassing epidemiology, risk factors, current treatment and prophylaxis, disability, co-morbidity, and the impact on quality of life. World leaders in their respective fields provide state-of-the-art knowledge on the geriatric aspects of ophthalmology that will help to improve the management of this growing patient population.

About the authors

Hendrik P.N. Scholl, M.D., M.A. is the Dr. Frieda Derdeyn Bambas Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and the Director of the Retinal Degeneration Clinic. He is also the Director of the Visual Neurophysiology Service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his M.D. from the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany, and did his residency at the Centre for Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen. He did a clinical research fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK. In 2004, he was awarded a Heisenberg‐Fellowship of the German Research Foundation for his achievements in the field of macular degeneration and subsequently joined the faculty at the Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn for 5 years until he was recruited to the Wilmer Eye Institute in 2010.

Dr. Scholl specializes in medical and surgical management of retinal diseases such as age‐related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He has a specific expertise in inherited retinal and macular degenerations including retinitis pigmentosa and Leber’s congenital amaurosis and uses latest technology for the diagnosis of these disorders such as electroretinography, microperimetry and highresolution imaging.

Dr. Scholl's primary research interest relates to visual loss in retinal degenerations and to therapeutic measures in order to rescue vision. He uses psychophysical and electrophysiological methods to measure visual function and high‐resolution topographic

and tomographic imaging to investigate retinal structure. He aims at developing more efficient markers for upcoming clinical trials. Dr. Scholl has been funded in the past by the European Commission and the German Research Foundation. In 2008, he received the European Vision Award and in 2010 the Wynn‐Gund Translational Research Award by the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Macular Degeneration Research Award by the American Health Assistance Foundation.

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“This book, ‘Ophthalmology and the aging society’, provides a comprehensive overview of age-related issues of common eye diseases. … the text is clearly written and features many illustrations and diagrams. Each chapter is concluded by an extensive reference list. … the book provides an excellent overview for those interested in an update on recent age-related research in ophthalmology.” (Sascha Fauser, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 253 (7), July, 2015)

“This book describes how ophthalmological diseases affect the elderly and the treatment options for this group of patients. … The audience includes residents and practitioners in general ophthalmology. … This book does a good job of summarizing basic ophthalmological diseases and is a good resource for those who treat elderly patients.” (Leslie Neems, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2014)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Ophthalmic Disease in the Ageing Society

    Fletcher, Emily C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Blindness and Visual Impairment: Global Perspective

    West, Sheila K.

    Pages 13-17

  • Blindness and Visual Impairment: High-Income Countries

    Finger, Robert P. (et al.)

    Pages 19-29

  • Cataract, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Risk Factors

    Jong, Paulus T. V. M.

    Pages 33-55

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Genetics and Gene-Environment Interaction

    Buitendijk, Gabriëlle H. S. (et al.)

    Pages 57-82

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ophthalmology and the Ageing Society
Editors
  • Hendrik P.N. Scholl
  • Robert W. Massof
  • Sheila West
Series Title
Essentials in Ophthalmology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36324-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36324-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36323-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50824-4
Series ISSN
1612-3212
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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