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Age-related macular degeneration


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Caroline C. W. Klaver, Redmer van Leeuwen, Johannes R. Vingerling, Paulus T. V. M. de Jong
    Pages 1-22
  3. Heidi Stöhr, Bernhard H. F. Weber
    Pages 23-30
  4. Frank G. Holz, Florian Schütt, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Alan C. Bird
    Pages 31-46
  5. Daniel Pauleikhoff, Pia Hermans, Frank G. Holz, Alan C. Bird
    Pages 47-67
  6. Frank G. Holz, Daniel Pauleikhoff
    Pages 69-85
  7. Richard F. Spaide
    Pages 87-107
  8. Eberhard Zrenner, Mathias W. Seeliger, Jens Reinhard
    Pages 109-118
  9. Susanne Trauzettel-Klosinski
    Pages 119-126
  10. Daniel Pauleikhoff, Georg Spital, Achim Wessing
    Pages 127-142
  11. I. Barbazetto, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
    Pages 143-158
  12. Stefan Dithmar
    Pages 159-167
  13. Cynthia A. Toth, Gabriele Thumann, Bernd Kirchhof
    Pages 169-187
  14. Florian Schütt, Caren Bellmann, Almut Bindewald, Rita Engenhart-Cabillic, Jürgen Debus, Frank G. Holz
    Pages 189-197
  15. Daniel W. Miller, Michael Stur, Frank G. Holz
    Pages 199-212
  16. K. Rohrschneider, A. Blankenagel
    Pages 213-230
  17. K. Rohrschneider, A. Blankenagel
    Pages 235-235
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 231-234

About this book


Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause for the loss of central seeing with humans beyond the age of 50 in the industrial nations. A triplication of the patients is expected in the next 25 years. Especially in the last couple of years the standard of knowledge regarding etiology, risk factors, diagnostics and therapy of this retina illness has substantially grown which is presented in this up-to-date multi-authored work. Apart from epidemiologically identified risk factors both the various pathophysiological aspects and clinical manifestations and angiographic characteristics are clearly represented and in line with standard usage. Furthermore, the different therapeutic approaches are treated, which include proven procedures as laser therapy and seeing-aids systems, in addition to latest methods in the area of the pharmacology, the photo-dynamic therapy, transpupil thermal therapy (TTT) and the macular surgery. The volume is well-illustrated and tables and summaries round up the representation.


Eye disease Macular Macular Degeneration Ophthalmology age aging

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Universitäts-AugenklinikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Augenabteilung des St.-Franziskus HospitalsMünsterGermany
  3. 3.Vitreous RetinaMacula Consultants of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Institute of OphthalmologyMoorfields Eye HospitalLondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Age-related macular degeneration
  • Authors Frank G. Holz
    Daniel Pauleikhoff
    Richard F. Spaide
    Alan C. Bird
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-06493-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-05201-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-05199-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the reviews:

"It is appropriate time for an authoritative text to be written to help the ophthalmic community to plan for the expanding workload and to select the best imaging and treatment techniques for their patients. This excellent book fulfills that role very well and offers value to both medical retinal specialists and interested generalists. … Overall, this book is carefully thought out, with useful summaries and bullet points, and well written, a tribute to the editors … . Value for money." (Mr John Talbot, Eye News, Vol. 10 (6), 2004)

"The 234-page book contains 15 chapters written by well-recognised expert researchers and clinicians in the field. … The book is easy to read and concise. … AMD is acquiring an increasing importance to both the general ophthalmologist, researcher and retinal specialist due to the rapid emergence of new treatments and the exciting discoveries … . I would recommend this book as an excellent overview of all areas of AMD for retina specialists and researchers as well as for residents and fellows in ophthalmology." (Adnan Tufail, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 245, 2007)