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Retinal Vascular Disease


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Section I -General Concepts in the pathogenesis of retinal vascular disease: Anatomy of the retinal vasculature. - General concepts in angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. - Cellular interaction in vascular remodeling. - Hematopoietic stem cells in vascular development. - Retinal vascular development.- Retinal vascular leakage. - Inflammation as a stimulus for vascular leakage and proliferation. - Hypoxia and hypoxic signaling in retinal disease. - Genetic approach to retinal vascular disease: the role of vHL. - Retinal blood flow. - Section II - General concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal vascular disease: Angiography. - Optical coherence tomography in the diagnosis of retinal vascular disease. - General concepts in laser treatment for retinal vascular disease. - The role of photodynamic therapy in retinal vascular disease. - Cryopexy. - Vitrectomy in retinal vascular disease. - Pharmacological approaches to retinal vascular disease. - Section III. Pathology, clinical course and treatment of retinal vascular diseases: Non - proliferative diabetic retinopathy.- Proliferative diabetic retinopathy. - Diabetic macular edema. - Hypertensive retinopathy. - Dissiminated intravascular coagulopathy. - Radiation retinopathy. - Central retinal vein occlusion. - Retinal branch vein occlusion. - Arterial obstructions. - Ocular ischemic syndrome. - Retinopathy of prematurity. - Sickle cell retinopathy and hemoglobinopathy. - Vascular abnormalities: Parafoveal teleangiectasi . - Miliary aneurysms. - Macroaneurisms of the retina. - Angiomatosis retinae. - Coats disease. - Familiar exsudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR). -Inflammatory vascular disease: Morbus Eales. - Rheumatic disorders associated with vasulitis. - Immunosuppression in ocular Sarcoidosis. - Retinal vascular tumours. - Capillary hemangioma. - Racemous hemangioma. - Cavernous hemangioma. - Section IV: Clinical decision making and differential diagnosis: Red dots. - Vitreous bleeding. -Tractional detachment.


From the reviews:

"In this well-organized textbook, the authors start with a detailed review of the current basic science of retinal vessel development and pathology. ... This is especially useful for the busy practitioner. ... This is a book for ophthalmologists and non-ophthalmologists alike. ... Retinal Vascular Disease offers information to readers who do not have training in ophthalmology but are curious about a particular patient or condition. ... This text is as up to date as possible in both its clinical and its basic science reviews." (William V. Good, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 358, April, 2008)

"This book on retinal disease is a welcome addition to the compendium of ophthalmic textbooks. ... the book to be useful for retina specialists, ophthalmologists, and doctors in training. The subject of angiogenesis is pertinent to all ophthalmic practitioners, both practicing and in training. ... Overall, this is a nice book written by many excellent authors. ... useful for clinicians and clinicians in training." (Daniel V Will, Doody's Review Service, May, 2008)

"This is a superb book, superb in its construction, presentation and quality of production. In addition, it is timely. ... Overall this is an excellent text, and will form the basis of a solid reference text for interested clinicians and clinical scientists. I thoroughly recommend it." (John Forrester, Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 247, 2009)

"It is produced delightfully, with a huge number of color illustrations incorporated into the text, and tastefully shaded abstracts with highlighted paragraphs of essential summaries. ... this book is an information-mine for present and future investigators, when preparing their own manuscripts and the reviewer is certain that he will frequently haul it down from his shelf. ... This is a very knowledgeable book." (Geoffrey Arden, Documenta Ophthalmologica, Vol. 117, 2008)

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