This excellently illustrated book offers detailed guidance on the differential diagnosis and therapy of detachment of the retinal pigment epithelium (PED), a frequently seen feature in various diseases of the eye. Introductory chapters discuss the anatomy, pathophysiology, and imaging of PEDs, highlighting how especially the increasing use of spectral domain OCT enables even small PEDs to be detected and followed over time. The diverse forms of PED are then described, with explanation of how they may hint at the underlying pathology or even be pathognomonic when considered in conjunction with other clinical features. New insights are provided into the characteristics of the various forms of PED, and predictors of complications - such as rip of the PED - are discussed. It is clearly explained how knowledge of the different types of PED and their underlying diseases can assist in creating an appropriate individualized follow-up and therapy scheme for each patient.
Maria-Andrea Gamulescu, Medical licence 1998. Working at the Ophthalmology department of the University Clinic in Regensburg, Germany since 1998. From 2002 to 2003 post-doc at Doheny Eye Institute, USC, Los Angeles,USA. Specialist in ophthalmology since 2005 with focus on medical and surgical retina. Leading assistant medical director since 2009.
Horst Helbig, medical School in Berlin, postdoctoral research fellow in physiology and immunology in Berlin, New Haven, Bethesda and Uppsala,residency and retina fellowship in Berlinhead retina Service in St. Gallen and Zurichprofessor and director department ophthalmology university of Regensburgvice dean medical faculty Regensburgpresident German Ophthalmological Society
Joachim Wachtlin, Specialist in ophthalmology since 2001. Priv.-Doz. since 2005. Head of the department of Ophthalmology Sankt Gertrauden Krankenhaus Berlin since 2007. Specialised in medical and surgical retina.
Anatomy and Pathophysiology of PED.- Imaging of PED.- Natural Course of PED.- PED - Rip.- PED in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.- PED - Drusenoid.- PED in Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation.- PED in Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy.- PED in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy.- PED in Systemic Disorders.- Therapy of PED.
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