Current Treatment Options for Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy

Editors: Cursiefen, Claus, Jun, Albert S. (Eds.)

  • ​Provides step-by-step descriptions of minimally invasive lamellar transplant techniques such as DSAEK and DMEK
  • Offers guidance on the management of complications
  • Examines emerging medical, cell-based approaches to Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
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This book provides state of the art information on modern minimally invasive lamellar transplant techniques for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED), such as Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). In addition to clear step-by-step descriptions of procedures, guidance is offered on donor tissue preparation, potential intra- and postoperative complications, and complication management. Future treatment options in the form of medical, cell-based approaches are also discussed. To complete the picture, relevant information is included on the pathophysiology, clinical features, and differential diagnosis of FED. This book will be of interest to all who wish to learn about the dramatic developments in corneal transplantation and medical treatment that are transforming the management of FED.

About the authors

Claus Cursiefen, MD, PhD, is Chairman and Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne, Germany and Adjunct Associate Scientist with the Schepens Eye Research Institute/Harvard Medical School, Boston. After completing his MD thesis at the Department of Anatomy, University of Würzburg, Dr. Cursiefen undertook a residency in the Department of Ophthalmology, Erlangen and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston, MA. His clinical focus encompasses modern lamellar corneal transplant techniques (DMEK, DALK, DSAEK), artificial cornea, ocular surface reconstruction, cataract and glaucoma surgery, curative and refractive laser surgery, and ophthalmo-oncology. Dr. Cursiefen’s research has concentrated especially on mechanisms of corneal hem- and lymphangiogenesis and their implications for corneal transplant immunology. He is the author of more than 250 publications in the field, including in PNAS, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, and Nature Medicine.

Albert S. Jun, MD, PhD, is a board-certified opththalmologist who works at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA,  and is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice Chair for Education at the Wilmer Eye Institute. After gaining his PhD from Emory University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, focusing on Genetics and Molecular Biology, Dr. Jun completed an Ophthalmology Residency at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (1998–2001), a Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK) (2001–2), and a Corneal Gene Therapy Research Fellowship at Imperial College School of Medicine (London, UK) (2002). He became a Diplomate of the  American Board of Ophthalmology in 2003. In 2013 he received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was International Visiting Professor on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Graz, Austria. More recently he was International Visiting Professor at the Bowman Corneal Club, Liverpool (UK). Dr. Jun is a member of the editorial board of Cornea: The Journal of Cornea and External Disease. He is lead or co-author of approximately 60 peer-reviewed publications.

Reviews

“Current Treatment Options for Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy (Springer), edited by Claus Cursiefen and Albert S Jun, describes the current state-of-the-art of every current and potential treatment modality for FED. … This book is intended for cornea fellows and cornea specialists who are interested in honing their skills based on the most recent advances in the field.” (EuroTimes, April, 2017)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Epidemiology and Genetic Basis of Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy

    Villarreal, Guadalupe, Jr. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • MicroRNAs in FECD: A New Therapeutic Option?

    Matthaei, Mario, MD, FEBO

    Pages 17-24

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  • Clinical Phenotypes of Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD), Disease Progression, Differential Diagnosis, and Medical Therapy

    Seitz, Berthold, ML, FEBO (et al.)

    Pages 25-50

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  • Optical and Anatomic Changes in Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy Corneas

    Wacker, Katrin, MD (et al.)

    Pages 51-71

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  • Evolution of Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty: PK – DLEK – DSEK/DSAEK – DMEK – DMET

    Baydoun, Lamis (et al.)

    Pages 73-85

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eBook 130,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43021-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 166,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43019-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Treatment Options for Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy
Editors
  • Claus Cursiefen
  • Albert S. Jun
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43021-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43021-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43019-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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