Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration for Retinal Diseases

  • Toru Nakazawa
  • Yasushi Kitaoka
  • Takayuki Harada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Neuroprotection for Glaucoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Morin Ryu, Toru Nakazawa
      Pages 13-24
    3. Hideki Hayashi
      Pages 25-41
    4. Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
      Pages 67-83
    5. Chikako Harada, Takayuki Harada
      Pages 99-112
    6. Yusuke Murakami, Maki Kayama, Joan W. Miller, Demetrios Vavvas
      Pages 113-122
    7. Yasushi Kitaoka
      Pages 123-131
    8. Yuji Takihara, Masaru Inatani
      Pages 133-141
    9. Kenji Kashiwagi
      Pages 143-160
    10. Akiyasu Kanamori
      Pages 161-173
    11. Yuki Fujita, Toshihide Yamashita
      Pages 175-187
  3. Neuroprotection for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Retinal Pigmentary Degeneration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Toshiaki Abe, Nobuhiro Nagai
      Pages 191-204
    3. Atsuhiro Kanda, Susumu Ishida
      Pages 227-238
    4. Takeshi Yoshida, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
      Pages 255-271
  4. Neuroprotection for Other Retinal Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Toshio Hisatomi
      Pages 275-291
    3. Kazuichi Maruyama
      Pages 293-305
    4. Xiaoli Guo
      Pages 307-321
    5. Kazuhiko Namekata
      Pages 341-356

About this book


This book provides the latest findings on neuroprotection and neuroregeneration as potential therapeutic strategies for various eye diseases, namely, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal detachment, and retinitis pigmentosa. Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness throughout the world, and other diseases such as AMD and retinitis pigmentosa also lead to loss of vision. All these conditions are characterized by degeneration of specific retinal cell types, making it essential to establish treatments to protect retinal neurons and the optic nerve.

With that aim in mind, this book explains the mechanisms underlying aforementioned diseases and their experimental models. The novel strategy proposals for the treatment of retinal diseases based on the concept of neuroprotection are also discussed in the main body of the text, while the section on regenerative research discusses optic nerve regeneration, endothelial progenitor cells, and iPS cells.

This book is recommended as a professional reference work for all doctors and trainees in the field of ophthalmology who are interested in neuroprotective and neuroregenerative treatments.


Age-related macular degeneration Diabetic retinopathy Glaucoma Neuroprotection Regenerative treatment Retinitis pigmentosa

Editors and affiliations

  • Toru Nakazawa
    • 1
  • Yasushi Kitaoka
    • 2
  • Takayuki Harada
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyTohoku University Graduate School of MedicineSendaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologySt. Marianna University School of MedicineKawasakiJapan
  3. 3.Visual Research ProjectTokyo Metropolitan Inst of Med SciTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54964-2
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54965-9
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