Retinal Pigment Epithelium in Health and Disease

  • Alexa Karina Klettner
  • Stefan Dithmar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Physiological RPE Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eszter Szalai, John M. Nickerson, Hans E. Grossniklaus
      Pages 3-17
    3. Lawrence J. Rizzolo
      Pages 19-45
    4. Claudia Müller, Silvia C. Finnemann
      Pages 47-63
    5. Nadine Reichhart, Olaf Strauß
      Pages 65-84
    6. Alexa Karina Klettner
      Pages 85-99
    7. Barbara Detrick, John J. Hooks
      Pages 101-114
  3. The RPE in Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Yan Zhang, Christine F. Wildsoet
      Pages 117-138
    3. Willem A. Dik, Jeroen Bastiaans, Jan C. van Meurs
      Pages 139-160
    4. Kai Kaarniranta, Antero Salminen, Anu Kauppinen
      Pages 161-171
    5. Gloriane Schnabolk, Elisabeth Obert, Bärbel Rohrer
      Pages 185-201
  4. The RPE in Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Andrea Hassenstein, Carsten Grohmann
      Pages 205-232
    3. Stefan Dithmar, Nil Celik
      Pages 233-245
  5. The RPE in Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Heli Skottman
      Pages 249-263
    3. Knut Stieger, Birgit Lorenz
      Pages 265-279
    4. Claus von der Burchard, Johann Roider
      Pages 281-292
  6. Experimental RPE Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Alexa Karina Klettner
      Pages 295-305
    3. Yoko Miura
      Pages 307-324
    4. Erica L. Fletcher, Ursula Greferath, Philipp Guennel, Mario Huynh, Quan D. Findlay, Andrew I. Jobling et al.
      Pages 325-347
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 349-357

About this book


This book provides a contemporary resource on one of the major players in retinal diseases – the Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE). Throughout the book, the physiological and the pathological function of the RPE are covered on equal terms, to help readers to understand the RPE as a whole. Moreover, the development of RPE in diagnostics and therapy are covered, as well as some practical knowledge about RPE experimental models.

Retinal Pigment Epithelium in Health and Disease highlights new findings of RPE research and includes the state-of-the-art knowledge of each RPE topic presented. This important feature sets this book apart from other publications, with the chapters following a design which leads from the general to the specific, to give a precise collection of the facts known. The chapters are written by well-known experts that are currently active in the field as consultants, basic scientists, and group leaders, providing expert guidance on the current aspects and future outlooks of this topic. 


Retinal Pigment Epithelium Visual Function Retinal Disease Experimental Retinology Retina

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexa Karina Klettner
    • 1
  • Stefan Dithmar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Kiel, University Medical CenterKielGermany
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology HSK WiesbadenUniversity of MainzWiesbadenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28383-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28384-1
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