Diabetic Retinopathy

Current Pharmacologic Treatment and Emerging Strategies

Authors: Stewart, Michael W.

  • A comprehensive introduction provides the reader an overview of the global diabetes epidemic and the relationship between diabetic retinopathy and systemic factors
  • A detailed discussion of the biochemical and ocular histopathological abnormalities in patients with diabetic retinopathy is provided
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A well-illustrated and comprehensive analysis of the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, this book covers current treatment options and guidelines, whilst also providing a detailed discussion of emerging therapeutic targets. 

Existing therapeutic options are covered in depth, with a major focus on anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs and sustained release corticosteroids, including a review of trial results supporting current treatment guidelines. The use of agents off-label is also discussed. Controversial topics are discussed in detail with an emphasis on helping the reader make informed decisions, particularly when treating patients for which several treatment approaches may be appropriate because trial data does not clearly define the best option.

Emerging therapeutic areas are evaluated, as work continues to identify agents that produce superior morphologic responses and visual acuity gains by targeting other molecules that contribute to diabetic retinopathy. Promising new drugs, targets and delivery systems are identified, and their development analysed.

About the authors

Michael W. Stewart, MD is Professor of Ophthalmology in the Mayo School of Medicine and for the past 10 years has served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic Florida.

Dr. Stewart has published broadly on several vitreoretinal surgical conditions, infectious retinitis, and macular diseases. His primary research interests center on the pathophysiology and treatment of chorioretinal vascular conditions, and drug development. Dr. Stewart has published numerous manuscripts on ocular pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the mathematical modeling of treatment responses.

Dr. Stewart has authored 86 peer reviewed manuscripts, serves on the Editorial Boards of 5 journals, including as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and has performed peer-review for 70 other journals. During each of the past 4 years he has been an organizing member and primary author of a multi-city symposium on the treatment of macular diseases. For the 2015 educational series – Retinal Forum: Focus on Diabetic Retinopathy - Dr. Stewart authored and presented the introductory lecture “Pharmacology of Retinal Therapeutic Agents”.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy: Overview of a Worldwide Epidemic

    Stewart, Michael W.

    Pages 1-27

  • The Diabetic Retina: Anatomy and Pathophysiology

    Stewart, Michael W.

    Pages 29-72

  • Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy: A Historical Perspective

    Stewart, Michael W.

    Pages 73-98

  • Targeting Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

    Stewart, Michael W.

    Pages 99-139

  • Corticosteroids: Targeting Multiple Cytokines and Chemokines

    Stewart, Michael W.

    Pages 141-162

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3509-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3508-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diabetic Retinopathy
Book Subtitle
Current Pharmacologic Treatment and Emerging Strategies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
ADIS
Copyright Holder
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3509-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3509-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3508-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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