Editors: Douglas R. Lazzaro, Samy I. McFarlane

Series Title: Diabetes: Current and Future Developments

Diabetes and the Eye: Latest Concepts and Practices

Volume 2

eBook: US $69 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $117
Printed Copy: US $83
Library License: US $276
ISBN: 978-981-14-6644-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-6646-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898114664651210201


Diabetes and the Eye familiarize the readers with the relationship between diabetes mellitus and the visual system. It presents a discussion about the diabetes epidemic and the many ways the disease can cause vision loss, with several types of vision disorders covered in separate chapters. Information about new frontiers in the treatment of ophthalmic disorders is also presented to reflect the advances being made in the clinic.

Key features:

- presents detailed coverage of vision loss in diabetes in 12 organized and easy to read chapters

- includes a discussion on the diabetes epidemic

- covers a wide range of vision disorders, of different parts of the eye

- includes information on current practices in eye care and management for diabetic patients

- includes information about relevant diagnostic tools

This book serves as a useful handbook for medical students, residents in ophthalmology, community and academic ophthalmologists, as well as members of the internal medicine and family practice communities.


Diabetes mellitus is certainly one of the most important public health problems of the 21st century. Its protean impacts on the eye are well known to all ophthalmologists, who deal with diabetic ocular complications virtually every day. Diabetic eye disease still accounts for much preventable blindness in working age adults, despite the many advances in understanding of pathophysiology and treatment over the last three decades. It is therefore a great pleasure for me to write a foreword to this comprehensive textbook on diabetes and the eye, edited by my colleagues, Douglas R. Lazzaro, and Samy I. McFarlane. Of interest to a wide audience, this book will enhance education of trainees in ophthalmology, and will serve as a definitive resource for practicing ophthalmologists and other physicians who manage diabetes for years to come. This text not only sheds light on the current state of our understanding of ocular manifestations of diabetes, but also looks towards the future when a better understanding of the risk factors for diabetic eye disease and improved treatments will reduce the burden of this disease on our society, truly a noble goal. Happy reading!

Kathryn Colby
Elisabeth J Cohen Professor and Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
NYU Langone Health System
New York


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