© 2001

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Current Treatment Concepts

  • Winfried E. Alberti
  • Gisbert Richard
  • Robert H. Sagerman

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Diagnosis and Clinical Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea Hassenstein, Gisbert Richard
      Pages 19-25
  3. Surgery of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Jan Zurdel, Katrin Engelmann
      Pages 33-35
    3. Kah-Guan Au Eong, Dante J. Pieramici, Gildo Y. Fujii, Eugene de Juan Jr.
      Pages 37-54
    4. Heinrich Gerding, S. Taneri, C. E. Uhlig, K. Krause
      Pages 55-63
    5. Monika Valtink, Judith Weichel, Gisbert Richard, Katrin Engelmann
      Pages 65-76
  4. Radiotherapy of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) — Long-Term Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Luther W. Brady, Theodore E. Yaeger
      Pages 95-102
    3. G.J. Bergink, C.B. Hoyng, R.W.M. van der Maazen, J.R. Vingerling, W.A.J. van Daal, A.F. Deutman
      Pages 103-109
    4. Luther W. Brady, John E. Lahaniatis, Jorge Freire, Curtis T. Miyamoto, Bizhan Micaily, Theodore E. Yaeger
      Pages 125-128
    5. Susanne Staar, R. Krott, M. Kocher, R.P. Mueller, K. Heimann
      Pages 129-135

About this book


Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a frequent disease of the elderly and the most common cause of blindness. During the past decade a variety of therapeutic options have been developed and made available for clinical use. Research results are maturing, but to date the interested reader has had to trawl the many journals of ophthalmology and radiotherapy to acquire relevant information. This book is designed to rectify this situation by providing a comprehensive report on the current forms of treatment for ARMD. After an introductory section on the diagnosis and features of ARMD, individual chapters written by internationally recognized experts document in detail the scientific fundamentals of radiotherapy and ophthalmic surgery, the treatment techniques, potential side-effects, and outcome. Several international study groups report the results of clinical research, focussing on the effectiveness of both radiotherapy and surgery. Special radiotherapy techiques such as proton beam therapy and brachytherapy are described, and their merits and disadvantages discussed. This unique book will be of immense value to all with interest in ARMD.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Winfried E. Alberti
    • 1
  • Gisbert Richard
    • 2
  • Robert H. Sagerman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiotherapy and RadiooncologyUniversity Hospital EppendorfHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity Hospital EppendorfHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyState University of New York, Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Book Subtitle Current Treatment Concepts
  • Editors W.E. Alberti
    G. Richard
    R.H. Sagerman
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-66643-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63071-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-56439-0
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 210
  • Number of Illustrations 70 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
    Imaging / Radiology
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