Clinical Strategies in the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy

A step-by-step Guide for Ophthalmologists

  • Francesco Bandello
  • Marco Attilio Zarbin
  • Rosangela Lattanzio
  • Ilaria Zucchiatti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Neelakshi Bhagat, Marco Attilo Zarbin
    Pages 1-17
  3. Francesco Bandello, Rosangela Lattanzio, Ilaria Zucchiatti, Giuseppe Petruzzi
    Pages 19-63
  4. Francesco Bandello, Ilaria Zucchiatti, Rosangela Lattanzio, Chiara Preziosa
    Pages 65-121
  5. Francesco Bandello, Rosangela Lattanzio, Ilaria Zucchiatti, Gisella Maestranzi
    Pages 123-162
  6. Neelakshi Bhagat, Marco Attilo Zarbin
    Pages 163-178

About this book

Introduction

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and its dramatic and sight-threatening complications, such as diabetic macular edema, remain a leading cause of visual impairment among the working-age population. With the advent of effective treatments, a new era in the management of DR has been opened up: it is now possible for patients to regain a degree of visual acuity not previously expected. However, amid the deluge of approved treatments and promising new strategies, clinicians may find it difficult to choose the appropriate practice in each individual case.

The purpose of this easy-to-use and richly illustrated manual is to assist ophthalmologists in making decisions in the entire management of DR based on the best available evidence. Practical and complete recommendations are provided to guide clinicians in diagnosis, decision-making, and treatment. The manual includes practical algorithms and case histories relating to all stages of DR that clearly explain the progression of the disease and will help the clinician to choose the best therapeutic approach. It will be an ideal resource for ophthalmologists aiming to provide optimal clinical management for this sight-threatening disease.

Keywords

Diabetic macular edema Diabetic retinopathy Intravitreal agents Laser Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Bandello
    • 1
  • Marco Attilio Zarbin
    • 2
  • Rosangela Lattanzio
    • 3
  • Ilaria Zucchiatti
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity Vita-Salute Scientific Institute San RaffaeleMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity Vita-Salute Scientific Institute San RaffaeleMilanItaly
  4. 4.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity Vita-Salute Scientific Institute San RaffaeleMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54503-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54502-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54503-0
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