The value of Age-Related Macular Degeneration has stood the test of time, but progress in both basic and clinical ophthalmology has been relentless, mandating the need for an updated book. This second edition focuses on the pathophysiology and the epidemiology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the clinical features and management of dry and wet AMD, imaging techniques, and medical therapy for both non-neovascular AMD and neovascular AMD. It describes both clinically validated and experimental therapies as well as rehabilitation technology, and presents strategies to prevent the progression of non-exudative AMD. Results from current clinical trials are also included.
New chapters in this edition cover:
- Genetics and treatment
- Oxidative stress and its relation to the pathophysiology of AMD and CNV (choroidal neovascularization—a common symptom of wet AMD)
- Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy
- Microperimetry and psychophysical testing and ways to track geographic atrophy progression
- Non-VEGF pathways
- Retinal stem cells
Table of Contents
Pathophysiology and epidemiology of AMD. Clinical Features of AMD. Imaging Techniques for the Clinical Evaluation of AMD. Current and Experimental Medical Treatment for Neovascular AMD. Current and Experimental Medical Treatment for Non-Neovascular AMD and Geographic Atrophy. Rehabilitation of the Eye. Development of Research Protocols in AMD.
Jennifer I. Lim, M.D.
Jennifer I. Lim, M.D.is a professor of ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology; Director of the Retina Service; Marion H. Schenk, Esq. Chair in Ophthalmology for Research of the Aging Eye, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr Lim has contributed to over 90 courses, and has published over 200 academic papers, contributed to over 20 book chapters and published 4 books in total. She has given over 150 presentations at scientific meetings and has been invited to over 130 lectures/visiting professorships. Dr Lim is a reviewer for a number of academic journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Retina, and the British Journal of Ophthalmology. She is currently a committee member for the Macula Society, American Society of Retinal Specialists, and American Academy of Ophthalmology.
•Marion H. Schenk, Esq., Chair in Ophthalmology for Research of the Aging Eye, 2010
•Best Doctors in America 2010-2011 (initially and continuously selected since 1994)