We are honored to contribute to the information and education of ophthalmology students around the world. We have attempted to distill the current knowledge of medical practice and basic science retina research into a diagnostic atlas of retinal diseases. This is a quick-reference atlas eBook of the retina, edited by specialists in the field, essential to any practicing ophthalmologist or resident who has more than a passing interest in diseases and treatment of the retina.
This e-book includes contributors from Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, United States, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Costa Rica and Peru. It is divided into three volumes: Volume I, retinal vascular diseases, choroidal neovascularization related diseases, vitreomacular interface, and other macular disorders; Volume II, traumatic retinopathies, diseases of vitreous, peripheral degenerations, retinal detachment, pediatric retinal diseases, and retinal dystrophies; and Volume III, posterior uveitis, tumors of the retina, and choroid.
This diagnostic atlas eBook of retinal diseases contains full-color, high quality images of the most frequent retinal pathologies with a brief and comprehensive review of retinal diseases. Each chapter includes essentials of diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment. The format is concise, well organized, and didactic, without being exhaustive.
We hope and expect that our atlas of retina will facilitate in providing patients with the best possible care.
We would like to express our gratitude to Judy Soriano, who provided support with english composition and edition.
To our friends and colleagues without whose contribution would not have been possible to realize this project.
We also want to thank the staff of Bentham Science for their help and support and give us the opportunity to publish this eBook.
This e-book is specially dedicated to Guillermo Manuel Gordon, MD. He inspired us to always work hard and try our best. He was a friend and a recognized ophthalmologist of Rosario-Argentina, who died on May 2nd, 2015.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The author(s) confirm that this chapter contents have no conflict of interest.
Mitzy E. Torres Soriano & Maximiliano Gordon
Centro de la Visión Gordon Manavella,
Rosario, Santa Fe
Gerardo García Aguirre
Asociaión para Evitar la Ceguera en Mexico,
Veronica Kon Graversen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, NC,