The Macula: Diagnosis, Treatment and Future Trends

This book covers the most recent diagnosis and management in age-related macular degeneration, with it's current medical and surgical treatment options. Topics include the field of retinal transplantation, retinal rotation, angiogenesis and anti-angiogenesis, photodynamic therapy, transpupillary therapy and rheopheresis. In the first chapters, the recent knowledge of macular biology, its functional anatomy role of the vitreoretinal interface and the vitreous are described. Furthermore, the latest technology available in macular diagnosis is presented, especially high resolution OCT, 25 gauge vitrectomy systems and drug release systems are presented. Latest approaches for treatment of chronic macular edema and vein occlusions are discussed as well as the latest developments in retinal prosthesis. All topics are well illustrated with mostly coloured pictures.