Editors: Mitzy E. Torres Soriano, Gerardo García Aguirre, Maximiliano Gordon, Veronica Kon Graversen

Diagnostic Atlas of Retinal Diseases

Volume 2

Printed Copy: US $119
ISSN: 2468-7162 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-7170 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-414-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-413-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810841381170201

Introduction

This 3 volume set offers a comprehensive compilation which presents detailed information about ophthalmic (retinal, vitreous and macular) diseases. Key features of this set include:

- Emphasis on practical features of clinical diagnosis

- Concise and didactic presentation of key manifestations of diseases designed for rapid reference and target recall

- A vast selection of illustrations to sharpen clinical problem-solving skills

- Step by step treatment approaches to enhance the reader’s ability to handle medical cases

- Citations or relevant research articles in each chapter for further reading

The second volume of this set covers several choroid and retinal disorders including, commotio retinae, choroidal rupture and macular trauma, retinal breaks and detachment, and a variety of congenital / genetic eye diseases such as Best’s disease and Stargardt disease. Written by a group of retina specialists, this book is an excellent resource for knowledge about retinal disorders. The streamlined format and evidence based medicine presented in the volume make this book the perfect reference for medical students, residents, general ophthalmologists and retina specialists.

Preface

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.

Acknowledgements

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.

DEDICATION

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
Argentina

Gerardo García Aguirre
Retina Department,
Asociaciós para Evitar la Ceguera en Mexico,
Mexico City,
Mexico

Veronica Kon Graversen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, NC,
USA