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Intravitreal Steroids

  • Albert J. Augustin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ana Bastos-Carvalho, Jayakrishna Ambati
    Pages 1-15
  3. Raja Narayanan, Baruch D. Kuppermann
    Pages 25-29
  4. Antonio Caimi, Giovanni Staurenghi
    Pages 31-53
  5. Couturier Aude, Pascale Massin
    Pages 55-67
  6. Lazha Talat, Filis Ismetova, Susan Lightman, Oren Tomkins-Netzer
    Pages 81-90
  7. Paolo Lanzetta, Daniele Veritti, Valentina Sarao
    Pages 91-104
  8. Stanislao Rizzo, Tomaso Caporossi, Francesco Barca
    Pages 105-110

About this book

Introduction

This book explains how to use intravitreal steroids optimally in the management of patients with intraocular inflammation (uveitis) and macular edema. The rationale for this treatment approach is first explained by examining the pathophysiology of these disease entities, with particular attention to the major role of inflammatory processes. Devices for the delivery of steroids to the eye are discussed, and guidance provided on the role of imaging studies before, during, and after steroid therapy. The value of different steroidal approaches is then considered in detail. Other topics addressed include the use of steroids as a surgical adjunct and within a combination strategy. Uveitis and macular edema are common sight-threatening diseases or complications of diabetes and retinal vein occlusion for which no adequate treatment was available until recently. Both trainees and practitioners will find Intravitreal Steroids to be an invaluable aid in combating these blinding diseases.

Keywords

Combination strategy Diabetic macular edema Imaging Retinal vein occlusion Uveitis

Editors and affiliations

  • Albert J. Augustin
    • 1
  1. 1.Städt. Klinikum Karlsruhe, AugenklinikKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14487-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14486-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14487-0
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Pharma
Health & Hospitals
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